Girls State Basketball Tournament Highlights & Results: Wednesday, March 3
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.
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.
Wednesday, March 3
FINAL: Elkhorn North 35, Omaha Gross 28. Highly-rated prospect Britt Prince was held to 7 points, but Elkhorn North leaned on stingy defense and balanced scoring to advance to the Class B Semifinals. Hannah Nadgwick sparked the Wolves, who overcame a 4-point fourth quarter deficit. Nadgwick scored a team-high 11 points for Elkhorn North.
FINAL: Scottsbluff 34, Crete 20. The defending champion Cardinals never got on track offensively in a season-ending loss to Scottsbluff. Crete struggled shooting the ball and was held scoreless in the second quarter. Hannah Newton and Leah Jurgens scored 10 points apiece for the Cardinals. Head coach John Larsen, who broke the state’s all-time wins record earlier this season, said Crete played its worst game of the season at state.
FINAL: Pleasanton 52, Elmwood-Murdock 32. Pleasanton advanced to the Class D1 Semifinals for the fourth straight year with a 20-point win over Elmwood-Murdock. The Bulldogs made their mark on the game early, as they outscored the nights 17-4 in the first quarter. Jayden Halferty scored 15 points for Elmwood-Murdock.
FINAL: Humphrey St. Francis 73, Sterling 41. Husker signee Allison Weidner scored 19 points, as the Flyers rolled in the Class D2 quarterfinals.
FINAL: Crofton 62, Centennial 37. Top-seeded Crofton raced out to an early and advanced to the Class C2 Semifinals with a dominating win over Centennial.
FINAL: Archbishop Bergan 50, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 42. Lauren Baker led the way for Bergan as that will set up a rematch of last year’s state title game with Pleasanton.
FINAL: Mullen 53, Exeter-Milligan 30. It was a close game in the second half but the Broncos started pulling away in the second half led by Samantha Moore, who knocked down a shot at the third quarter buzzer.
FINAL: Winnebago, 48 Grand Island Central Catholic, 46. After stunning Malcolm in the district final, Winnebago continues its Cinderella run by defeating the #2 seed, GICC. The Indians went on a pivotal, 7-0 run in the fourth quarter. The Crusaders’ Alexis Mudloff missed a 30-foot shot at the buzzer to win the game.
FINAL: Bridgeport 66, Lourdes Central Catholic 48. This game was tied at the end of the first quarter but Bridgeport’s Olivia Loomis-Goltl helped the Bulldogs to victory.
FINAL: Weeping Water 55, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 45. Weeping Water is once again led by Grace Cave and again, the Omaha commit delivers with a big performance going for 26 points. Macy Kamler scored 23 points for BDS.
FINAL: BRLD 62, Wood River 41. Making its first state appearance since 1990, Wood River couldn’t keep up with BRLD in a 62-41 loss. The Eagles made just 7-of-13 free throw attempts and were limited to just three field goals in the third quarter. Boston Boucher scored a team-high 19 points in the losing effort. Caragan Tietz paced the Wolverines with 18 points.
FINAL: North Bend 50, Broken Bow 29
FINAL: Sacred Heart 42, Maywood/Hayes Center 31
FINAL: Lincoln Lutheran 53, Sidney 20. Lincoln Lutheran won at the Girls State Tournament for the first time behind a dominant effort against Sidney. The Warriors outscored the Raiders 19-5 in a game-changing second quarter. Shanae Bergt led Lincoln Lutheran with 11 points. Katelyn Oxley added 10 points for the Warriors, who own a 20-2 record this season.
FINAL: Wynot 44, Chambers/Wheeler Central 39
FINAL: Ponca 59, GACC 45
FINAL: Hartington Cedar Catholic 46, South Platte 37
FINAL: Hastings St. Cecilia 54, Syracuse 32. Bailey Kissinger scored 23 of her game-high 26 points in the first half, as Hastings St. Cecilia advanced to the Class C1 Semifinals. The Hawkettes have now won seven consecutive games at the State Tournament.
For a link to the brackets, click here.
Tuesday, March 2
Lincoln Pius X 40, Millard North 20
Omaha Central 54, Lincoln Southwest 50
Millard South 62, Lincoln East 51
Norris 62, Bennington 41
York 31, Omaha Skutt 28
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