If Omaha Concordia is going to be Platteview’s toughest challenge in the postseason, they have a lot of ground to make up.
In what could be a subdistrict preview, Class C-1 No. 6 Platteview sent a message to Concordia with a 69-38 trouncing on the Lady Mustangs’ home floor Friday night.
Both teams are part of the C1-3 Subdistrict field and will likely be the top two seeds when the tourney begins Feb. 17.
“We wanted to send a message that they are going to have to play very well to beat us,” Platteview coach Justin Dannelly said after seeing his team improve to 13-1 on the year.
Platteview was on top of its game Friday night as a second quarter run never left the game in doubt.
The Trojans were clinging to a 15-11 lead early in the quarter before junior guard Kenzie Kulm and her teammates took over.
After being held scoreless in the first quarter, Kulm scored a dozen of her game-high 26 points in the second period.
She scored the final six points during a 16-3 run to end the half and her back-to-back steals that resulted in layups gave Platteview a 31-14 halftime cushion.
“We were able to get some things going in transition during that run and get up and down the floor,” Dannelly said.
The Trojans kept pouring it on in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Mustangs 20-8 to put the game away.
Sydney Feller joined Kulm in double figures with a dozen while Brandis Bridwell added eight.
After a sluggish first half, Platteview pulled away over the final two quarters in a 52-29 victory over Elmwood-Murdock Jan. 21.
Kulm led three Trojans in double figures with 17 points as Feller and Mackenzie Zach each added 10. Kulm added seven rebounds and five assists.
Platteview will be the top seed in the Capitol Conference Tournament this week. Dannelly is hopeful the Trojans will make a better showing than last season’s fourth place finish in their inaugural conference tourney.
“We didn’t feel like we played very well last year at conference tournament,” Dannelly said. “We’re playing at a very high level right now and one of our goals is to win the conference tournament.”
The title game is set for Saturday at Ashland-Greenwood.