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Warriors win ugly, head to sub-district finals


PCM / For The Sun-Telegraph

Natalie Cruise works her way past Banner County's Amanda Harrison.

The Warriors expected to knock off Banner County-and it showed.

On paper, Leyton pounded the Wildcats in the sub-district opener Tuesday night in Gering, coming away with a 44-18 win. But it was hardly their usual sharp performance, at least in the beginning.

"We were way too relaxed," senior point guard Kelsey Waite explained.

In the first quarter the Warriors failed to take advantage of four Banner County turnovers. When the girls in blue presented them with a traveling turnover, Leyton handed it right back. Just under two minutes before halftime the sub-district top seed found themselves...

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