Both Niobrara/Verdigre basketball teams opened up their seasons last night where they took on Stuart.

In the girls game, the Lady Cougars took a quick 16-10 lead over Stuart in the first quarter. Heading into halftime, Niobrara/Verdigre was tied with Stuart, 22-22.

In the second half, Stuart was able to pull away with a lead. The Lady Cougars fell, 54-46.

In the boys game, Niobrara/Verdigre headed into halftime, 26-14. In the second half, the Cougars were unable to find a groove, falling to Stuart, 58-37.

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