Girls State Basketball Tournament Highlights & Results: Friday, March 5
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.
Friday, March 5
FINAL: Mullen 30, Wynot 28.
FINAL: North Bend Central 60, Winnebago 40.
FINAL: Hastings St. Cecilia 29, Lincoln Lutheran 25. The Warriors’ unexpected run at a state championship ends in the Class C1 Semifinals. After leading at halftime, Lincoln Lutheran’s offense cooled in the second half. The Warriors scored just 9 points over the final two periods. Katelynn Oxley, Shanae Bergt, and Abby Wachal scored 6 points each for Lincoln Lutheran, who set the school’s single-season wins record this year. The Hawkettes were led by Bailey Kissinger’s 12 points, despite the talented guard battling foul trouble early in the game.
Lincoln Lutheran's run at a state championship ends in the Class C1 Semifinals. Expect Wade Coulter and the Warriors to be back at state in the years to come. Only one senior on a roster that broke multiple records this season.@LLactivities @1011_News #nebpreps pic.twitter.com/v2mSVucc0Y— Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) March 5, 2021
FINAL: Archbishop Bergan 40, Cedar Catholic 31.
FINAL: Norris 43, York 36. Brianna Stai scored 16 points to help Norris turn away a pesky York team in the Class B semifinals. Stai made a game-changing 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter, which allowed the top-seeded Titans to play from ahead down the stretch. The Dukes were led by Masa Scheierman’s 13 points. Norris advances to the Class B championship game for the fourth time over the past nine years.
FINAL: BRLD 47, Bridgeport 40.
FINAL: Elkhorn North 65, Scottsbluff 41.
FINAL: Pius X 47, Omaha Central 38. Alexis Markowski scored 30 points and pulled down 27 rebounds to lead Lincoln Pius X back to the Class A Final. The Thunderbolts used a big third quarter to take control of the game against the upset-minded Eagles. Lincoln Pius X improved to 24-0 with the win. The Thunderbolts are one win away from back-to-back state championships.
FINAL: Fremont 70, Millard South 64. Taylor McCabe scored 18 points, while Charli Earth added 14 for the Tigers, who advance to the Class A Championship for the first time in school history. As expected, the game was played at a fast tempo and was highly-entertaining. However, the Tigers’ defense was the difference. Fremont held Millard South to 8 fourth-quarter points.
For a link to the brackets, click here.
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