Girls State Basketball Tournament Highlights & Results: Thursday, March 4
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.
Thursday, March 4
FINAL: Humphrey St Francis 65, Mullen 59. Husker recruit Allison Weidner scored 31 points to lift Humphrey St. Francis in a hard-fought win over Mullen. With the victory, the undefeated Flyers advance to the Class D2 championship. Alissa Kosch made a go-ahead 3-pointer for the Flyers with :36 left in Thursday’s dramatic win. Sam Moore scored a team-high 28 points for Mullen.
FINAL: Falls City Sacred Heart 41, Wynot 27. In a rematch of a 2020 State Semifinal, Falls City Sacred Heart gets revenge over Wynot with a 41-27 victory at Pinnacle Bank Arena. After leading by 2 points after three quarters, FCSH took control of the game over the final 8 minutes. The Fighting Irish were led by Erison Vonderschmidt’s 17 points.
FINAL: Pleasanton 61, Archbishop Bergan 52. Pleasanton opened the second half of a 12-0 run and never looked back in a 9-point win in the Class D1 Semifinals on Thursday. The Bulldogs scored 25 points in the third quarter, while holding the Knights to just 5. Archbishop Bergan chipped into the Pleasanton lead late in the game, but the Bulldogs would not be denied a return trip to the State Championship game. Kaci Pierce was among four players to score in double figures for Pleasanton. Archbishop Bergan was led by Kaitlym Mlnarik’s 21 points.
FINAL: Weeping Water 51, Hartington Cedar Catholic 50 (OT). Grace Cave scored 24 points and came up with a clutch steal in the closing seconds of Weeping Water’s narrow 1-point overtime victory in the Class D1 Semifinals. The Indians are in the state finals for the first time in school history.
FINAL: Crofton 66, Bridgeport 48. Crofton grabbed an early lead and rolled to an 18-point win over Bridgeport in the Class C2 Semifinals. The Warriors were led by Lacey Sparkel, who finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
FINAL: Ponca 55, BRLD 37.
For a link to the brackets, click here.
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