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2008-09 Schedule
Record: 19-5
EHC record: 8-1

12/6 at David City
L 65-73
12/12 at Lyons-Decatur
W 73-42
12/16 at Stanton
W 54-40
12/20 Schuyler
W 61-53
12/29 Aquinas*
W 70-41
12/30 David City*
W 69-56
1/8 Logan View
W 69-58
1/13 Arlington
W 60-26
1/16 at Bergan (OT)
L 67-71
1/20 Scribner-Snyder
W 60-44
1/22 Oakland-Craig
W 58-44
1/30 Wisner-Pilger
L 53-55
2/3 Pender**
W 57-41
2/6 Tekamah-Her.**
W 66-47
2/7 Wisner-P.** (2OT)
L 66-73
2/10 at Pender
W 52-42
2/12 at Ft. Calhoun
W 70-65
2/13 at Tekamah-H.
W 47-41
2/17 Wahoo
W 59-57
2/20 West Point
W 55-25
2/24 Twin River***
W 59-40
2/26 Boone Central
W 53-49
3/2 Neumann***
W 54-39
3/12 # Hast. St. Cecilia
L 41-59

* David City Holiday Tourney
** East Husker Conf. Tournament
*** Districts
# State

NBC 2009 District champs
2009 District Champions

St. Cecilia ends NBC's stay at state

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NBC fell 59-41 to Hastings St. Cecilia in the first round of the 2009 state basketball tournament. The Bluehawks really controlled both ends of the court in building a 19-9 lead after one quarter and taking a 30-15 halftime lead. The Tigers were plagued by cold perimeter shooting, something that was one of their strengths throughout the district tournament. Tyler Kingston led NBC with 16 points, while Ethan Bauer and Drew Hines scored eight each. St. Cecilia went on to win the state championship two days later.


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Movin' on...

March 2- The Tigers will be taking their game to the big show, after beating Wahoo Neumann 54-39 in the district final. Drew Hines and Eric Kavan led NBC with 16 points each.

Survive and advance

Tyler Kingston drives
Tyler Kingston makes a move inside against Boone Central.

Feb. 26- North Bend Central came out of the C1-6 subdistrict as the last team standing with an exciting 53-49 win against Boone Central. North Bend led the entire game except for about a minute toward the end of the first quarter when the Cardinals briefly held a 14-12 lead. Boone Central tied the game at the end of the third period, but two three-pointers by Eric Kavan and a three-point play by Tyler Kingston put NBC back in front. With 20.9 seconds left, BC pulled to within two points at 51-49. The Cardinals then fouled Ethan Bauer without any time running off the clock. Bauer calmly sank both free throws to give the Tigers a four points lead and seal the deal.

NBC advances to district finals on Monday against Wahoo Neumann, who was a 48-44 winner against Wahoo High Thursday. The game will be held at Midland College in Fremont at 7 p.m.

Tigers pass first test

Feb. 24- North Bend Central survived the first round of districts with a strong showing against Twin River, beating the Titans 59-40. The second-seeded Tigers advance to play fifth-seeded Boone Central on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Cardinals beat Scotus in the bunny bracket Monday, then knocked off top-seeded David City Tuesday. Boone Central will bring a 14-7 record into Thursday's subdistrict final at Columbus High.

Warriors turned away

Feb. 17- For the second straigh year, the Wahoo - North Bend game went down to the wire. NBC fought back from a 10-point deficit with six minutes left to pull out a 59-57 win. Drew Hines scored 18 points and had seven assists for North Bend and Tyler Kingston had 17 points and 14 rebounds.

NBC wins Tiger fight

Feb. 14- Led by Tyler Kingston's 16 points and nine rebounds, North Bend Central downed Tekamah-Herman in an afternoon game by a 47-41 score. Drew Hines checked in with 13 points and eight assists for NBC.

Tigers hang on vs. FC

Feb. 12- Despite a 21-for-40 performance from the free throw line, NBC came out with a 70-65 win at Fort Calhoun. Tony Hartman led the way with 20 points and 10 rebounds and was followed in the scoring column by Drew Hines with 19 points and Tyler Kingston with 15.

Pender goes down

Feb. 10- For the second time in a week, North Bend beat the Pender basketball team, this time in the regular season match-up. The Tigers won 52-42 to move to 13-4 on the year. Tony Hartman led the black and orange with 15 points, followed by Kale Wietfeld's 14 and 12 from Ethan Bauer.

NBC, Wi-Pi duel in OT

Feb. 7- An Eric Kavan three-point bomb with 5:53 left in the fourth quarter gave North Bend a six-point advantage over undefeated Wisner-Pilger, but it was enough. The Gators came back to tie the game and send it to overtime. Wi-Pi finally took control in the second overtime to win its third straight EHC tournament title by a score of 73-66. Kavan led NBC with 20 points and nailed six three-pointers. The Tiger defense had no answer for Wisner's 6-foot-8 center Clay Pagels, who led the Gators with 41 points.

Feb. 6- NBC beat Tekamah-Herman 66-47 Friday night in the EHC semi-finals, paving the way for a rematch of last Friday's nail biter with Wisner-Pilger in the finals. Tony Hartman led North Bend in scoring with 25 points as NBC raced to leads of 18-3 in the first quarter. NBC and Wisner square off for the championship tonight (Sat., Feb. 7) in Lyons at 7:45.

Feb. 3- North Bend improved its season record to 10-3 with a 57-41 win over Pender in the first round of the conference tournament. The Tigers advance to play Tekamah-Herman on Friday at Lyons-Decatur.

Another heartbreaker

Jan. 30- North Bend led by five heading into the fourth quarter after an Ethan Bauer dunk set the NBC gym on fire. However, fifth-ranked Wisner-Pilger stormed right back to lead by as much as five in the final period. NBC tied the game on a hoop by Tony Hartman with 1:14 left, and the Gators worked for one shot. Wi-Pi's Clay Pagels was sent to the free throw line with less than a second left where he made the game winning shots for a 55-53 Wisner win. The Gators remain undefeated on the season, while NBC absorbs its first conference loss. NBC and Wisner could meet again in the championship of the East Husker tournament next week.

NBC gives O-C first EHC loss

Jan. 22- The Tigers jumped to a 19-2 lead before ending up with a 58-44 win over Oakland-Craig. The game pushed North Bend's conference record to 5-0, while the Knights drop to 4-1. Eric Kavan led NBC with 17 points.

Tigers shake off S-S

Jan. 20- North Bend and Scribner-Snyder fought back and forth for a period and a half, before NBC began to pull away. The Trojans led 18-17 with four minutes left in the second period before being oustcored 30-9 as NBC built a 20 point lead before winning 60-44.

No. 1 Bergan gets NBC in overtime

Jan. 17- After and intense battle, Fremont Bergan final came out on top of North Bend 71-67 in overtime. The undefeated Knights, ranked No. 1 in Class C-2, trailed NBC by 10 points late in the third period, but came back to take a 52-50 lead with 3:20 left. Drew Hines the stole the ball and took it in for a lay-up to tie the game at 54, where regulation would end. Tony Hartman scored 20 points for the Tigers and Kale Wietfeld has 15. Tyler Kingston has a double-double for North Bend with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Jim Wilmes had 35 points to lead Bergan. NBC falls to 8-2 while Bergan moves to 12-0.

Tigers wallop Eagles

Jan.13- The night was all North Bend, as the Tigers scored 20 of their first 22 points from point-blank range against Arlington. Senior post Tony Hartman rung up 27 points while freshman swingman Kale Wietfeld tallied a career-high 18 as NBC won easily 60-26.

NBC stays perfect in EHC

Jan. 8- North Bend picked up its third conference win in a 69-58 triumph over Logan View. It wasn't easy though, as the Raider led nearly all of the first half before NBC took a 33-31 halftime lead. The Tigers led by as much as eigth in the third quarter, but Logan View cut that lead to three heading into the final period, where North Bend finally took control for the win. Ethan Bauer led NBC with 21 points and nine rebounds. Tony Hartman scored 18 and Drew Hines added 16 points and 10 assists.

Tigers win D.C. Holiday Tourney

Dec. 30- NBC avenged its only loss of the season and captured the David City Holiday Tournament championship with a 69-56 win over the host Scouts. For the second straight game, the Tigers got off to an excellent start, leading 23-5 late in the first quarter. Drew Hines led NBC with 23 points.

Dec. 29- North Bend exploded out of the gate with a 29-6 run to take command against David City Aquinas Monday. NBC went on to win 70-41 in the first round of the David City Holiday Tournament. Ethan Bauer scored 21 points to lead NBC, while Tony Hartman had 18 and Drew Hines 17.

Schuyler falls in a battle

Dec. 20- Despite frigid free throw shooting, North Bend knocked of Schuyler 61-53 Saturday afternoon. With the two teams going back and forth in a physically grinding game, NBC finally gained some separation midway through the fourth quarter and hung on for the win. NBC made just 11-of-26 free throws and was 1-for-8 at one point. Tyler Kingston led the way with 14 points and eight rebounds. NBC had four players with double digit scoring as Tony Hartman, Drew Hines and Kale Wheatfield had 13, 11 and 11 points, respectively.

NBC leaves Stanton behind

Dec. 16- North Bend took a four point game in the third quarter and used a 20-4 run to defeat the Stanton Mustangs by a score of 54-40. Highlights include five three pointers by Eric Kavan and a two-handed throw down by Ethan Bauer. Tony Hartman led NBC in scoring with 17 points.

Tigers blow by Cougars

Dec. 12- NBC play a near flawless first quarter to jump to a 24-6 lead and never looked back during a 73-42 East Husker Conference win. Tony Hartman led the way with 17 points and 10 rebounds for North Bend. Ethan Bauer was right behind with 15 points and nine rebounds, including six offensive rebounds. Drew Hines had 14 points and five assists.

Scouts outshoot Tigers

Dec. 6- David City used five three-pointers during a 25-9 run in the second quarter to build a 14-point halftime lead. NBC fought back to within four points in the third period, but didn't get any closer. Drew Hines led five NBC players in double digits with 14 points. Ethan Bauer contributed 12 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and five steals.

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