POTTER,NE —Two Minuteman Activities Conference foes faced off Friday night in Potter, splitting a girls and boys basketball doubleheader.

The Garden County Lady Eagles defeated Potter-Dix in the girls matchup 53-16 while the Coyotes came out on top in the boys contest 44-37.

Garden County had a strong night from the free throw line in the girls game. The Lady Eagles went 10-13 from the stripe in the first half en route to taking a 27-10 advantage at the break. 

 Throughout the game, Garden County shot 74 percent from the line as a team, including a 7-8 free throw game from Kamry Kramer who led the Eagles with 13 points in the game. Aubrey Evans finished with a dozen points for the Lady Eagles. 

Tyenne Berner paced Potter-Dix with six points. 

Potter-Dix got out to the strong start in the boys game, taking a 9-0 lead in the first quarter, prompting a timeout by Eagles coach Chad Dormann. Out of the break, Garden County went on an 11-1 run to finish the opening period up 11-10. 

The teams remained close in the second, but the Coyotes pulled ahead to take a 22-20 lead at halftime. The third quarter saw the defenses take control. The two teams combined for nine points in the quarter as Potter-Dix clung to a 26-25 lead going to the fourth quarter. 

Notably, two of the Coyotes four points in the third period on technical foul free throws. Officials called Dormann for a technical when he walked onto the court while the ball was still live. He was checking on an injured player while the action was on the other end of the court. 

The Coyotes went on a 7-0 run to start the fourth quarter, taking a 33-25 lead. After an Eagles timeout, Garden County again climbed back in. A 12-4 run by the Eagles eventually tied the game at 37. 

During the run, Potter-Dix's Thomas Muldoon was called for a technical foul for an unsportsmanlike celebration after hitting a three-pointer that made the score 36-27. Garden County hit both free throws and then hit a three on its ensuing possession to make it 36-32. 

Unfortunately for the Eagles, they wouldn't score another point after tying the game. Potter-Dix took the lead back on a Luke Kasten layup and hit free throws down the stretch to win 44-37. The result moved Potter-Dix's win streak to six games while snapping the Eagles four game win streak.

Kasten led the Coyotes with 16 points while Zach Rotert had 11 for Potter-Dix. Dillon Chrisitansen scored the most points in the game with 23 for Garden County. 

Next up for Garden County is a road trip to Hyannis on Tuesday, Feb. 8. 

For Potter-Dix, the girls are back in action on Friday, Feb. 11, at home against Hyannis. The Coyotes boys basketball team faces Guernsey-Sunrise, WY on Saturday, Feb. 5.