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Leyton girls capture subdistrict title

Lady Warriors meet Crawford for spot in state tournament


Ryan Hermens

Leyton's Kaitlyn Berner, left, and Natalie Cruise block Shelby Richards.

In an aggressive game marked by fouls and turnovers, the Leyton High Lady Warriors edged South Platte, 40-37, on Thursday at the Cabela's Athletic Facility in Sidney.

The D2-11 subdistrict tournament victory means the Lady Warriors (11-11) have only one game standing between them a state tournament berth, which would be the first for the school in more than a decade.

"It was a hard-fought battle," Leyton head coach Nick Newkirk said. "We knew going into it we had the chance to win and move on and that [South Platte] was going to give it their best and we were going to compete."

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