SATURDAY: Girls State Basketball scores and highlights
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The 2023 NSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament is underway in Lincoln with games at 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: Millard South 70, Lincoln High 60: Lincoln High entered the Class A state title game with just one loss on the year. The Links jumped out to an early lead on the one seed heading into the second quarter with a 17-0 lead. Millard South roared back in the second quarter taking back the lead and never losing it. The Patriots senior trio of Cora Olsen, Mya Babbitt and Khloe Lemon combined for 70 of the Patriots 72 points. Babbitt finished with a game high 30 points, while Olsen and Lemon both finished with 20 points. The Links were led by Briauna Robinson who finished with a team high 20 points.
FINAL: Elkhorn North 64, Omaha Skutt 51: After a week one loss to Omaha Skutt, Elkhorn North bounces back to secure their third straight Girls Basketball State Championship Title in a win over the Skyhawks. It was a back and forth first quarter tied at 18 with four lead changes and three ties. Omaha Skutt was unable to contain Elkhorn North stand out Britt Prince who scored four three pointers in the second quarter and led the way for the Wolves with a game high 26 points while adding 6 rebounds. Both teams end their season with a (24-1) record with their only loss to each other.
FINAL: North Bend Central 45, Adams Central 28: North Bend Central held Adams Central to only three points in the first quarter. The patriots responded with 11 points in the second quarter but were unable to shut down North Bend Centrals offense. The Emanuel sisters contributed 25 of the teams 45 points and added 18 rebounds between the two, both one rebound shy of a double-double. Madison Bishop added 13 points for the Tigers. North Bend Central wins their fourth straight State Championship after defeating Adams Central.
FINAL: Pender 45, Oakland-Craig 42:
FINAL: Centura 44, Hastings St. Cecilia 38: Hastings St. Cecilia opened the game with a 28-13 lead, but Centura went on a 12-0 run late in the second quarter to cut the game to only three points at halftime. In the final minute, Centura made four free throws to clinch the first Girls State Basketball championship in school history. Sydney Davis led the way with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks.
FINAL: FCSH 33, Wynot 32: The Irish jumped out to a big lead early in the first half but Wynot was able to control the pace late in the game. A Kinslee Heimes three-pointer gave the Blue Devils their first lead of the game mid way through the fourth quarter. The Irish were able to hold on and rally back and Jentry Lechtenberg hit two free throws to take back the lead with under a minute left. The Blue Devils got a look at a game winner three that was no good.
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