Syracuse hosting second top-ten opponent Friday

SYRACUSE, Neb. – The Syracuse girls basketball team is expecting an excellent group of athletes and work ethic from Class C1 #5 Wahoo (7-2) on Friday night at Syracuse High School.

It’ll be the second time this season the Rockets host a top-ten team. They lost to Class C1 #4 Lincoln Lutheran, 68-42, before the mandatory winter moratorium on Dec. 15.

Both the Warriors and Rockets are coming off 1-1 finishes in their respective holiday tournaments last week. Syracuse lost to Lourdes Central Catholic, 33-28, and beat Freeman, 46-17, at the Freeman Tournament. Wahoo lost to Class B Seward, 50-46, before beating Auburn, 67-52, at the Bishop Neumann Tournament.

Head Coach Andrew Pryor says their depth paid dividends in their victory over Freeman last Saturday, and anytime you can develop depth on your team is a positive thing.

“When one person trips and falls, it’s pretty reassuring as a player and a coach to know you have somebody off the bench or one of your teammates waiting there for an opportunity to help you out and pick you back up.”

In a month like January, where the Rockets could play two to three games every single week through the month, you need to have those players off the bench to help with players dealing with fatigue or foul trouble, according to Pryor.

News Channel Nebraska will carry both the Syracuse girls and boys games against Wahoo on Friday night. Listen to the doubleheader, beginning at 6 p.m., on B103 (103.1 FM and

Wahoo at Syracuse

When: Girls: 6 p.m. / Boys: 7:45 p.m.

Where: Syracuse High School

Radio: 103.1 FM,

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