Cougars Played Their Hearts Out Thought the Season

Girls Basketball Finishes Best Season in Last Three Years


Olivia Priefert

Senior Myah Cummings handles the ball during a game against Elmwood-Murdock. Cummings and fellow seniors Taylor McClatchey and Jennifer Sedlacek have helped lead the Cougars for the past four years.

The Conestoga girls basketball season ended with a loss in C1-3 Sub-District against Roncalli Catholic. The girls basketball team ended their season with a 6-14 record. The Cougars played their hearts out this season.

With the season-ending, the team loses three key players. Seniors Myah Cummings, Taylor McClatchey, and Jennifer Sedlacek have been with the program for four years, and have seen the team grow over their time on the team. Myah Cummings ends her career with 453 career points.

The Cougars had their best season in three years under head coach Tony Thies, winning six games. When Thies came to Conestoga three years ago, the girls basketball team was a young team with most of the starters being sophomores. The growth of the team has been evident over the past three years.

This season, the Cougars earned victories over Omaha Christian Academy, Nebraska City, Boys Town, Palmyra, Fort Calhoun, and Raymond Central.

“This season went very fast,” said Thies. “There are a lot of great memories from this team. Overall, I think we took a step forward as a program. We were able to double our season win total from last season and had a handful of close losses. I’m proud of the growth shown by a lot of our players this season. Going into next season, we have to replace a few major parts of our team, including our 2 primary ball-handlers. We’re moving in the right direction, but there’s a lot of hard work to be done moving into next year.”

Leading the team in scoring this season was Lindee Waston with 11.7 per-game, followed by Myah Cummings with 9 points per game. Taylor Mcclatchey led the team in assists with 3.4 per-game. Myah Cummings added 2.4 assists per-game. Sophia Ackerman averaged 7.9 rebounds per-game to lead the team in that category.