THURSDAY: Girls State Basketball scores and highlights
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.
FINAL: Elkhorn North 60, Norris 40. Highly-touted prospect Britt Prince scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Wolves into the State Semifinals. Norris hung with Class B’s number-one seed, but the Titans were unable to withstand a late Elkhorn North run. Norris finishes the season with a 16-10 record. Three of the Titans’ losses were to Elkhorn North.
FINAL: York 38, Scottsbluff 26. York used a strong second-half effort to advance to the Class B Semifinals. The Dukes turned a 14-14 tie at halftime into a 12-point win behind the sharp shooting of Kiersten Portwin. The junior guard made five 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 15 points.
FINAL: Skutt Catholic 73, Waverly 41. The Vikings were held to just 3 points in the first quarter and never recovered. Omaha Skutt (24-0) was led by Molly Ladwig’s 25 points.
FINAL: Sidney 43, Beatrice 37
FINAL: Crofton 49, Cross County 27. The top-seeded Warriors raced out to an early lead and never looked back in a convincing win over the Cougars. Cross County was making its first state appearance since 2006.
FINAL: Oakland-Craig 36, Ponca 22
FINAL: Pender 56, Clarkson/Leigh 37
FINAL: Guardian Angels Central Catholic 67, Southern Valley 46. Victoria Bose and Adeline Hunt combined for 29 points, but the Eagles were unable to upset the 3rd-seeded Bluejays. GACC had three players score in double figures, including 20 points from Kelsey Steffen.
FINAL: Falls City Sacred Heart 64, Leyton 30
FINAL: Humphrey SF 61, McCool Junction 54. In a highly-contested match-up, Hannah Baumgart delivered a go-ahead 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter. McCool Junction’s McKenna Yates scored 20 points in the losing effort. The Mustangs were making their first state appearance since 2003.
FINAL: Shelton 52, Wilcox-Hildreth 22
FINAL: Wynot 53, St. Mary’s 44
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