(Elk Horn) Exira-EHK Spartan head coach Tom Petersen describes his team's 66-44 win over West Harrison on Tuesday as the best they have played so far this season. The team held a lead of over 30 points at times before polishing off the 22 point victory.
Junior Rachel Smith scored 19 while freshman Mara Burmeister scored 13 and senior Claire Paulsen added 12. The scoring balance was a major key in the win according to coach Petersen who says he looks for those three to be the go to scorers the rest of the way. After a 3-0 start to the season, the Spartans have won every other game to put them at 6-3 overall.
The squad still has two games remaining on the schedule for this week. They'll take on 2-6 Glidden-Ralston on Friday night before traveling to 8-2 Adair-Casey on Saturday. The Bombers have won seven straight games. Coach Petersen says one key area of emphasis in those matchups will be executing the new wrinkles the team has put in on defense.
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