WEDNESDAY: Girls State Basketball scores and highlights

Published: Mar. 1, 2023 at 10:05 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 1, 2023 at 10:46 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The 2023 NSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament is underway in Lincoln with games a Pinnacle Bank Arena and the Devaney Center. The tournament runs March 1-4 with champions crowned on Saturday.

View the bracket for the 2023 NSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament below and check back throughout the day for scores and highlights.

Class A:

FINAL: Millard South 72, Lincoln Southwest 58

Millard South jumped out to a big 20-4 lead early in the first quarter. LSW junior Kennadi Williams finally stopped the bleeding. Williams finished with a team high 23 points but a senior heavy Patriots team was too much. Cora Olsen (31) and Khloe Lemon (17) combined for 48 points.

FINAL: Bellevue West 63, Bellevue East 46

FINAL: Millard North 54, Lincoln North Star 37

North Star trailed big in the first quarter but turned it up in the second quarter. Freshman Saliesha Gray hit back to back buckets to give North Star the lead their first lead of the game. The Mustangs though went into half with the lead and never looked back after starting the 3rd quarter with three straight threes from Sara Harley.

FINAL: Lincoln High 64, vs Millard West 55

Lincoln High held off a great shooting team in Millard West. The Links led most of the first half, the Wildcats tied midway through the third quarter at 35. The Links rally in the 4th quarter with big time minutes from Dyvine Harris and Kiana Wiley. Wiley finishes with 14 points.

Class C1:

FINAL: North Bend Central 48, Yutan 43

North Bend Central opened the game on 17-0 run. Yutan settled in and went on a 7-0 run of their own but a buzzer beater just before half from the Tigers Kathryn Gaughen sent NBC into half up 11. The Tigers rolled in the second half and advance to the semifinals.

FINAL: Malcolm 46, Wahoo 32

Malcolm and Wahoo faced off for the third time this season. The Warriors got the better of the Clippers throughout the year but Malcolm avenged those losses on Wednesday. The Clippers have three players score in double-figures, Halle Dolliver 19, Emma Brown 12 and Alyssa Fortik 11. For Wahoo Sami Leu led the way with 11 points.

FINAL: Bridgeport 61, Lincoln Christian 57

Lincoln Christian was up for the task to try and topple top-seeded and undefeated Bridgeport. The Crusaders led at half 27-25. The Crusaders kept it close late, down just one possession with under three minutes to play. The Bulldogs get a big game from Ruthie Loomis-Goltl who finished with 18 points as Bridgeport escaped the upset.

FINAL: Adams Central 45, Gothenburg 38

Class D1:

FINAL: Ravenna 51, SEM 37

FINAL: Hastings St. Cecilia 49, Elmwood-Murdock 37

Hastings St. Cecilia controlled the game from the jump. A Ryann Sabatka buzzer beater before half sent The Bluehawks into half up 24-13. Tatum Backemeyer scored a team-high 11 points while Jordan Vogler and Brooklyn Mans combined for 18. Elmwood-Murdock finished the year 21-6.

FINAL: Centura 45, EPPJ 27

FINAL: Cedar Catholic 69, Johnson-Brock 36

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