Girls State Basketball Tournament Highlights & Results: Tuesday, March 2
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The NSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament is underway at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The tournament has an expanded format this year with games spanning 5 days across Lincoln. The first day of action features all Class A quarterfinal games and two Class B match-ups.
Follow along throughout the day for highlights, results, and analysis. Watch 1011 NOW at 6 and 10 p.m. for a recap of the Girls State Tournament.
Tuesday, March 2
FINAL: Norris 62, Bennington 41. Maddie Collier and Kalli Kroeker score 11 points apiece for the Titans, who advance to the Class B Semifinals. Norris jumped out to a hot start and cruised to the 21-point victory. The Titans made five 3-pointers in the first quarter.
FINAL: York 31, Omaha Skutt 28. Destiny Sheperd scored a team-high 8 points for York and the Dukes leaned on a strong defensive effort to advance to the Class B Semifinals. York held Omaha Skutt scoreless in the second quarter while building a 13-point halftime lead. The Skyhawks came charging back after the break, but the Dukes held on for the narrow win.
FINAL: Lincoln Pius X 40, Millard North 20. The top-seeded Thunderbolts turned a close game into a 20-point victory in the Class A Quarterfinals at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Alexis Markowski scored a game-high 14 points, while pulling down 12 rebounds. Markowski is a Nebraska signee, who owns the Lincoln Pius X career scoring record. The Thunderbolts pulled away in the second half behind a smothering defensive effort. Pius improves its record to 23-0.
FINAL: Omaha Central 54, Lincoln Southwest 50. In a tightly-contested match-up, Lincoln Southwest saw its season come to an end with a 4-point loss to Omaha Central. Silver Hawks freshman Kennadi Williams made a clutch 3-pointer to give LSW the lead midway through the fourth quarter. The teams went back-and-forth until the Eagles took control late in the game. Aaniya Webb scored 11 points in the final 8 period for Omaha Central. Lincoln Southwest ends the year with a 19-3 record.
FINAL: Millard South 62, Lincoln East 51. Mati Campbell scored 16 points, but it wasn’t enough for Lincoln East in a season-ending loss to Millard South on Tuesday. The Spartans fell behind during a sluggish second quarter never recovered. Lincoln East ends the season with a 13-10 record.
FINAL: Fremont 72, North Platte 37. Iowa recruit Taylor McCabe made five 3-pointers and finished with 23 points to pace the 3-seeded Tigers in a blowout win over North Platte. Charli Earth and Sarah Shepard also scored in double figures for Fremont.
For a link to the brackets, click here.
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