Central Nebraska Hoops
Swedes Fall in First Round of State Tourney
For a second straight year it was a quick exist from the state tournament for Gothenburg as the Swedes were beaten on Thursday afternoon by Wahoo 84-47 in the Class C1 tourney. The Warriors jumped out to a 10-0 lead and controlled things the whole day. Gothenburg trailed 22-6 at the end of the first quarter and struggled all day long with Wahoo’s 1-3-1 zone defense. Gothenburg finished the day just 4-25 from three point range and were down 40-1 at halftime Colin Hahn led the Swedes with 13 points. Ty Clement had 12, Dawson Graham finished with nine as the Swedes saw their season come to an end at 25-3. Wahoo improves to 21-5 and will play Winnebago in the state semifinals.
Lady Trojans Fall in First Round
Gothenburg Headed to State Again
Mustangs Fall in District Final
North Central Too Much for Elm Creek at State
Arapahoe Falls in Subdistrict Play
Elwood Finishes Year 4-18
Overton Finishes at 14-8
Lady Trojans Advance to State
Cambridge faced Hemingford in the C2-6 district final on Saturday and the Lady Trojans punched their ticket to Lincoln. Cambridge took down Hemingford in a close battle 50-45. Cambridge jumped out to a 15-11 lead after one quarter of play, but in the next two quarters Hemingford outscored Cambridge 25-19, but the Lady Trojans came out strong in the fourth quarter of play. In the fourth, Cambridge outscored Hemingford 16-9 in the final period of play. Alea Shaner led the way for Cambridge with 25 points. Cambridge goes in as the six seed and they will face Howells-Dodge on Thursday at 7:00 PM.
Lexington Falls in Districts
A decent start wasn’t enough for the Lexington Minutemaids as they fell to Hastings on Tuesday night in the B-5 Girls Quarterfinals 46-29. Lexington led 10-8 late in the first quarter before Hastings went on a 14-0 run in the second quarter to lead 22-12 at the break. The Minutemaids went nearly eight minutes in the second quarter without a point as the Tigers took control of the game. In second half, Lexington could never get closer than ten as the Tigers went inside to junior post Olivia Douglas who scored 15 of her game high 20 points in the second half. For Hastings it was their third win of the season over the Minutemaids. Lexington ends the year at 3-21 as was led by Courtney Hanson who scored 13 points.
Southern Valley finishes year 14-11
Axtell Falls in Subdistrict Play
Elm Creek Headed to Lincoln
Axtell Falls to Southern Valley in Regular Season Finale
Holdrege Drops Two Games Before Districts
Arapahoe Falls in Regular Season Finale
Lady Warriors Fall in Subdistricts
Cambridge Gets Better of Bertrand
Lady Trojans Heading to District Finals
SEM Falls in Second Round of Subdistricts
Elwood Falls to Elm Creek
Overton Falls in Regular Season Finale
Lady Buffaloes Headed to District Finals
Lexington Sweeps Phillipsburg
Lexington played host to Phillipsburg last night for the fourth and final time in their regular season finales. It was a good night for Lexington as the girls won 35-26, and for the boys they won in a thriller 54-51. In the girls game, it was a back and forth affair throughout. In the first quarter the Minutemaids were clinging to a slim 8-7 lead, and in the second quarter it remained close as heading into halftime the score was deadlocked at 16 all. In the second half it was all Minutemaids as they outscored the Lady Panthers 19-10, on their way to their third victory. Leading the way for the Minutemaids was Courtney Hanson and Lilli Fattig as they each recorded nine points. For Phillipsburg it was Alexi Beach leading the way with eight points. For Lexington, they are now 3-20 and they will battle Hastings in district play on Tuesday Feb 21st and that game can be heard on Kami Country Legends with pregame at 5:50 P.M. For the Lady Panthers they fall to 1-17 and they will play Stockton next week.
In the boys game, Lexington pulled it out 54-51. In the first quarter, Lexington jumped out to 16-8 lead. In the second quarter of play it was a steady dose of offense from both squads, but Lexington still had the upper hand leading 30-21 at the intermission. In the second half, that’s when things got interesting as the Panthers went on a scoring tear, putting up 19 points in the third quarter to Lexington’s seven. Phillipsburg owned a 40-37 lead after three periods of play. The fourth quarter went back and forth as the teams traded baskets the untire last eight minutes. With six seconds to go in regulation, the teams were knotted up at 51, but Dylan Richman of Lexington hit a three-pointer to give the Minutemen the win. For Lexington Andrew Saiz led the way with 14 points and for Phillipsburg it was Trey Thompson pacing the Panthers with 14 points. Lexington is now 8-16 will wait and see who they will battle in subdistricts, and for Phillipsburg, they fall to 15-4 and they will play Stockton next.