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KMOR-FM Sunny 99.3 Wild Country 106.9

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Ansley-Litchfield 65, Sandhills/Thedford 40

Arapahoe 72, Brady 52

Ashland-Greenwood 42, Douglas County West 19

Bennington 63, Plattsmouth 49

Bertrand 65, Medicine Valley 41

Bishop Neumann 58, Columbus Scotus 41

Boys Town 50, Archbishop Bergan 40

Burwell 47, Spalding Academy 31

Cambridge 61, Perkins County 47

Cedar Bluffs 61, St. Edward 33

Columbus Lakeview 38, Schuyler 28

Creek Valley 80, Leyton 65

Dundy County-Stratton 37, Southwest 35

East Butler 56, High Plains Community 41

Exeter/Milligan 59, Hampton 20

Falls City 86, West Nodaway, Mo. 43

Garden County 62, Potter-Dix 20

Gering 69, Sidney 60

Giltner 57, Dorchester 31

Gothenburg 67, Valentine 41

Grand Island Northwest 53, Holdrege 41

Gretna 44, Elkhorn 38

Hitchcock County 60, Maywood-Hayes Center 31

Kearney 54, Elkhorn South 41

Lexington 64, Grand Island Central Catholic 62, OT

Lincoln East 61, Omaha Burke 53

Lincoln High 62, Fremont 35

Lincoln North Star 66, Papillion-LaVista 42

Lincoln Northeast 62, Omaha Benson 53

Lincoln Southeast 56, Norfolk 48

Lutheran High Northeast 74, Omaha Nation 69

Maxwell 49, Wallace 45

Meridian 66, Osceola 65

Millard North 73, Grand Island 59

Millard West 61, Millard South 42

Minatare 50, Sioux County 46

Mullen 55, South Loup 49

Nebraska Lutheran 61, McCool Junction 28

Norris 58, Nebraska City 36

North Platte 56, Hastings 45

North Platte St. Patrick's 61, Chase County 39

Ogallala 81, McCook 56

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 73, Parkview Christian 52

Omaha Gross Catholic 52, Columbus 39

Omaha North 55, Bellevue East 49

Omaha Roncalli 74, Ralston 60

Omaha Skutt Catholic 66, Beatrice 43

Omaha South 56, Papillion-LaVista South 40

Omaha Westside 74, Omaha Northwest 70

Paxton 63, Stapleton 16

Platteview 50, Syracuse 37

Rapid City Christian, S.D. 60, Chadron 51

Riverside 85, Nebraska Christian 28

Scottsbluff 59, Alliance 54

Seward 62, Blair 48

Shelby/Rising City 66, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 54

Southern Valley 49, Alma 35

Twin Loup 54, Elba 10

Wahoo 84, Arlington 54

Wauneta-Palisade 52, Sutherland 44

Waverly 53, Aurora 28

York 64, Fairbury 45

East Central Nebraska Conference=

Consolation=

Conestoga 59, Malcolm 49

Johnson County Central 30, Louisville 26

Palmyra 52, Mead 38

Semifinal=

Freeman 45, Elmwood-Murdock 42

Yutan 65, Auburn 61, OT

East Husker Conference=

Consolation=

Clarkson/Leigh 76, Tekamah-Herman 58

Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 43, Wisner-Pilger 36

Oakland-Craig 53, West Point-Beemer 39

Pender 40, Stanton 39

Twin River 81, Madison 63

Semifinal=

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 62, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 44

North Bend Central 66, Howells/Dodge 32

Fort Kearney Conference=

Semifinal=

Overton 57, Loomis 50

Pleasanton 42, Elm Creek 39

Lewis & Clark Conference=

Consolation=

Bloomfield 46, Randolph 42

Creighton 49, Plainview 47

Emerson-Hubbard 60, Homer 59

Walthill 60, Allen 51

Quarterfinal=

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 70, Wynot 46

Osmond 63, Winnebago 62

Ponca 57, Hartington-Newcastle 38

Wakefield 71, Wausa 37

Mid-State Conference=

Consolation Semifinal=

Crofton 71, O'Neill 56

Pierce 50, Norfolk Catholic 43

Semifinal=

Boone Central/Newman Grove 58, Battle Creek 55

Pioneer Conference=

Consolation=

Diller-Odell 69, Lewiston 41

Sterling 42, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 34

Western Trails Conference=

Semifinal=

Bridgeport 72, Hemingford 47

Mitchell 79, Bayard 46

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Alma 50, Southern Valley 47

Ashland-Greenwood 42, Douglas County West 19

Bennington 58, Plattsmouth 37

Bertrand 50, Medicine Valley 31

Brady 47, Arapahoe 32

Burwell 51, Spalding Academy 31

Cambridge 53, Perkins County 22

Cedar Bluffs 48, St. Edward 43

Chadron 44, Rapid City Christian, S.D. 23

Cody-Kilgore 48, Crawford 30

Columbus Lakeview 53, Schuyler 31

Dorchester 43, Giltner 41

Dundy County-Stratton 54, Southwest 14

East Butler 56, High Plains Community 28

Elkhorn 47, Gretna 37

Exeter/Milligan 57, Hampton 27

Fremont 74, Lincoln High 28

Garden County 39, Potter-Dix 21

Grand Island Central Catholic 45, Lexington 32

Grand Island Northwest 54, Holdrege 19

Hitchcock County 41, Maywood-Hayes Center 38

Kearney 38, Elkhorn South 36

Leyton 70, Creek Valley 26

Lincoln East 79, Omaha Burke 35

Lincoln North Star 53, Papillion-LaVista 48

Lincoln Northeast 59, Omaha Benson 58, OT

Lincoln Southeast 39, Norfolk 34

Maxwell 57, Wallace 30

McCool Junction 52, Nebraska Lutheran 19

Meridian 57, Osceola 34

Millard North 81, Grand Island 36

Millard South 58, Millard West 38

Norris 44, Nebraska City 33

North Platte 56, Hastings 45

North Platte St. Patrick's 61, Chase County 39

Ogallala 57, McCook 47

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 55, Parkview Christian 23

Omaha North 55, Bellevue East 49

Omaha Westside 64, Omaha Northwest 37

Papillion-LaVista South 57, Omaha South 27

Paxton 48, Stapleton 29

Platteview 41, Syracuse 32

Sandhills/Thedford 39, Ansley-Litchfield 32

Scottsbluff 64, Alliance 48

Seward 63, Blair 24

Shelby/Rising City 46, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 17

Sidney 61, Gering 51

Sioux County 45, Minatare 41

South Loup 39, Mullen 31

Twin Loup 59, Elba 35

Valentine 35, Gothenburg 34

Wahoo 63, Arlington 41

Wauneta-Palisade 49, Sutherland 31

Waverly 53, Aurora 28

York 36, Fairbury 32

Louplatte Conference=

Semifinal=

Doniphan-Trumbull 36, St. Paul 32

Wood River 53, Ord 40

Pioneer Conference=

Consolation=

Diller-Odell 38, Southern 36

Tri County 45, Pawnee City 38

Twin Valley Conference=

Franklin 60, Harvard 49

Semifinal=

Blue Hill 62, Kenesaw 29

Lawrence-Nelson 52, Red Cloud 20

Western Trails Conference=

Semifinal=

Bridgeport 51, Bayard 31

Mitchell 74, Kimball 26

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS=

Falls City vs. West Nodaway, Mo., ccd.




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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Anselmo-Merna 53, Twin Loup 29

Arthur County 58, Garden County 55

Bellevue West 84, Lincoln Southwest 53

Central Valley 77, St. Edward 36

Crete 55, Columbus 50

Douglas County West 52, Schuyler 11

Edgemont, S.D. 57, Hay Springs 55

Eustis-Farnam 57, Elba 6

Fullerton 84, Osceola 30

Heartland Lutheran 46, Palmer 27

Holdrege 49, Minden 38

Lincoln Christian 77, Parkview Christian 37

Mullen 41, Sandhills/Thedford 39

Nebraska City 54, Raymond Central 24

Nebraska Lutheran 60, Dorchester 20

Omaha Christian Academy 69, Whiting, Iowa 22

Pleasanton 59, Overton 36

Syracuse 54, Arlington 45

Wauneta-Palisade 67, Medicine Valley 28

Waverly 51, Seward 48, OT

Louplatte Conference=

Semifinal=

Doniphan-Trumbull 46, Ord 40

Wood River 57, Centura 34

Niobrara Valley Conference=

Semifinal=

Clearwater/Orchard 51, West Holt 46

Neligh-Oakdale 62, North Central 52

Pioneer Conference Tournament=

Semifinal=

Falls City Sacred Heart 55, Southern 50

Johnson-Brock 73, Tri County 62

Southern Nebraska Conference=

Semifinal=

Centennial 62, Wilber-Clatonia 33

Sutton 71, Milford 60

Twin Valley Conference=

Consolation=

Shelton 60, Harvard 43

Silver Lake 35, Franklin 30

Semifinal=

Blue Hill 49, Deshler 42

Kenesaw 66, Lawrence-Nelson 22

Western Trails Conference=

Bayard 40, Kimball 31

Hemingford 65, Morrill 61, OT

Mitchell 79, Gordon/Rushville 37

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Anselmo-Merna 41, Twin Loup 26

Aquinas 41, Columbus Scotus 32

Archbishop Bergan 63, Fort Calhoun 34

Arlington 60, Syracuse 51

Arthur County 40, Garden County 20

Beatrice 48, Norris 33

Boys Town 42, Cornerstone Christian 18

Central Valley 62, St. Edward 30

Crete 50, Columbus 22

Cross County 52, Raymond Central 41

Dorchester 47, Nebraska Lutheran 32

Eustis-Farnam 34, Elba 28

Fullerton 66, Osceola 23

Heartland Lutheran 47, Palmer 40

Holdrege 40, Minden 31

Hyannis 40, McPherson County 32

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 53, Emerson-Hubbard 11

Lincoln Lutheran 50, Ashland-Greenwood 14

Lincoln Southwest 71, Bellevue West 52

McCool Junction 47, Hampton 31

Medicine Valley 40, Wauneta-Palisade 33

Mullen 36, Sandhills/Thedford 21

Omaha Christian Academy 64, Whiting, Iowa 38

Omaha Duchesne Academy 56, Plattsmouth 37

Omaha Marian 44, Millard West 41

Omaha Roncalli 54, Omaha Mercy 31

Omaha Skutt Catholic 66, Omaha Gross Catholic 31

Schuyler 52, Douglas County West 26

Seward 49, Waverly 36

Walthill 33, Winside 16

East Central Nebraska Conference=

Consolation=

Auburn 70, Mead 48

Johnson County Central 40, Palmyra 32

Yutan 62, Elmwood-Murdock 33

Semifinal=

Louisville 43, Malcolm 29

Weeping Water 45, Freeman 39

East Husker Conference=

Consolation=

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 58, Stanton 48

North Bend Central 52, Twin River 31

Pender 59, Howells/Dodge 57

Tekamah-Herman 45, Madison 31

Wisner-Pilger 38, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 34

Semifinal=

Oakland-Craig 66, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 62

West Point-Beemer 54, Clarkson/Leigh 34

Fort Kearney Conference=

Semifinal=

Elm Creek 61, Axtell 33

Pleasanton 59, Overton 36

Lewis & Clark Conference=

Quarterfinal=

Hartington-Newcastle 48, Homer 32

Ponca 68, Creighton 35

Randolph 44, Wakefield-Allen 35

Wynot 43, Winnebago 30

Mid-State Conference=

Consolation Semifinal=

Boone Central/Newman Grove 47, Hartington Cedar Catholic 36

Norfolk Catholic 61, Guardian Angels 51

Semifinal=

Crofton 67, Battle Creek 44

O'Neill 47, Pierce 38

Niobrara Valley Conference=

Semifinal=

CWC 58, Elkhorn Valley 51

North Central 56, Boyd County 47

Pioneer Conference Tournament=

Semifinal=

Falls City Sacred Heart 30, Nebraska City Lourdes 26

Sterling 49, Johnson-Brock 35

Southern Nebraska Conference=

Semifinal=

Fillmore Central 60, Centennial 42

Milford 38, Superior 36

Western Trails Conference=

Bayard 33, Morrill 27

Bridgeport 57, Hemingford 21

Kimball 53, Gordon/Rushville 41





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West Lafayette, Ind. - Hannah Whitish erupted for a season-high 28 points to go along with a career-high 12 assists for her first career double-double as Nebraska rolled to an 84-64 women's basketball win over Purdue at Mackey Arena on Thursday night.

Freshman Ashtyn Veerbeek just missed a double-double of her own by tying her career high with 14 points while adding nine rebounds, and fellow freshman Sam Haiby pitched in 13 points, including a career-high-tying three three-pointers. Nicea Eliely gave Nebraska four players in double figures with 12 points, including 10 in the first 22 minutes, as Nebraska erupted for a Big Ten season-best 84 points.

Nebraska improved to 5-5 in the Big Ten with its third conference road win, while the Huskers moved to 10-11 overall. The Boilermakers slipped to 15-8 overall and 6-4 in the league.

The Huskers were firing on all cylinders for most of the night, hitting a Big Ten season-best 49.3 percent from the field, including 40.7 percent (11-27) from three-point range. NU also knocked down 7-of-8 free throws (.875) and completely dominated the boards for 40 minutes, 41-25. The Huskers also won the turnover war, 11-10, despite full-court pressure for most of the night from the Boilermakers.

Nebraska used a 14-2 surge over the final 4:11 of the third quarter to turn the screws on the Boilermakers. Whitish, who scored 10 points in a huge third quarter for the Huskers, rested for the final 2:20 of the quarter, and Haiby took center stage. Haiby scored the final five points of the quarter for the Big Red including a half-court runner as time expired to send the Huskers to the final period with a 62-43 lead.

Purdue scored the first three points of the fourth quarter on a three from Karissa McLaughlin, but the Boilers were never able to get closer than 15 points the rest of the way. McLaughlin finished with 13 points and three three-pointers, while fellow guard Dominique Oden led Purdue with 18 points and a pair of threes. Ae'Rianna Harris managed 15 points and a team-high eight rebounds, but the rest of the Boilers combined for just 18 points.

Purdue hit 41.1 percent (23-56) of its shots, including 38.9 percent (7-18) of its threes, while going 11-for-14 (.786) at the line.

Leigha Brown, Nebraska's freshman from Auburn, Indiana, played well off the bench with seven points, three rebounds and two assists, while going 3-for-5 from the floor. Maddie Simon added four points, while Grace Mitchell contributed two points, four rebounds and a steal, as Nebraska's bench poured in 40 points in the game.

While the bench was huge, outscoring Purdue's bench 40-14, Whitish pumped in her 28 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 6-of-10 threes. She was also 6-for-6 at the line, while adding five rebounds and three steals to her 12 assists.

Veerbeek was nearly as efficient, going 7-for-12 from the floor, while Haiby went 5-for-7, including 3-of-4 from three-point range. She also dished out three assists. Eliely went 5-for-8, including 2-for-4 from three-point range, while adding four rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Nebraska opened the game with its best defensive quarter of conference play by holding Purdue to just 6 points in the first 10 minutes to take an 18-6 lead to the second period. It marked the third straight game the Huskers held their opponent to single digits in the first period.

The Huskers continued to surge early in the second quarter, pushing the margin to 18 points at 27-9 after a transition layup from Nicea Eliely with 7:09 left in the half.

But the Big Red went cold and Purdue caught fire over the next six minutes. The Boilermakers got two three-pointers off the bench from little-used Lyndsey Whilby and got two more threes from starting guard McLaughlin, while Harris added five points inside, slashing NU's lead to 31-28 with 1:25 left in the half.

Nebraska used five straight points, including the fourth three of the half from Whitish, to push its lead back to 36-28 at the half. Whitish finished the half with 12 points and six assists, while knocking down 4-of-6 threes. Veerbeek was big off the bench with six points and seven rebounds, including a pair of offensive boards on Nebraska's final two possessions of the half that led to points for the Huskers.

Nebraska hit 15-of-33 shots in the half, including 6-of-16 threes, but did not shoot a first-half free throw. The Big Red dominated the first-half glass, 25-15, but lost the turnover battle in the opening 20 minutes, 5-4. The Huskers outscored Purdue in second-chance points, 9-5, and outscored the Boilermakers in points off turnovers, 5-2.

The Huskers held Purdue to 11-of-31 shooting in the half, but the Boilers did bury 4-of-10 threes, including 4-of-6 in the second quarter. Purdue was 2-for-4 at the free throw line in the half.

Nebraska returns home to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday, as the Huskers play host to Indiana. Tip-off between the Big Red and the Hoosiers is set for 2 p.m., with tickets available now at Huskers.com.





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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Adams Central 47, Hastings St. Cecilia 22

Alliance 68, Chadron 42

Ansley-Litchfield 60, South Loup 50

Aquinas 64, Lutheran High Northeast 49

Archbishop Bergan 69, Omaha Concordia 49

Bellevue West 76, Omaha North 48

Bennington 57, Fremont 39

Boys Town 63, Ashland-Greenwood 53

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 45, Osceola 23

Cedar Bluffs 48, Elba 14

Chase County 51, Yuma, Colo. 42

Cozad 70, Minden 52

Crete 33, Schuyler 18

Cross County 55, Nebraska Lutheran 42

East Butler 54, McCool Junction 46

Elkhorn Mount Michael 59, Omaha Gross Catholic 51

Exeter/Milligan 52, Giltner 43

Fort Calhoun 63, Arlington 50

Fullerton 84, Shelby/Rising City 65

Grand Island 62, Hastings 53

Hershey 59, Southwest 42

Humphrey St. Francis 76, Central Valley 42

Lexington 53, Broken Bow 36

Lincoln North Star 78, Lincoln East 73

Maywood-Hayes Center 56, Medicine Valley 47

Meridian 60, High Plains Community 49

Millard North 86, Papillion-LaVista 52

Millard South 60, Omaha Benson 46

Mitchell 75, Southeast, Wyo. 58

Mullen 60, Twin Loup 23

Norris 54, Beatrice 43

Ogallala 101, Gering 74

Omaha Creighton Prep 59, Millard West 50

Omaha Roncalli 64, Plattsmouth 43

Omaha Westside 64, Papillion-LaVista South 44

Parkview Christian 80, Dorchester 29

Perkins County 54, Maxwell 41

Phillipsburg, Kan. 54, Southern Valley 34

Rawlins County, Kan. 49, Hitchcock County 28

Riverside 78, St. Edward 17

Sedgwick County, Colo. 41, Leyton 17

Seward 52, Columbus Lakeview 41

Sutherland 54, Stapleton 19

Syracuse 58, Douglas County West 56

Wallace 69, Brady 62, OT

Waverly 59, Ralston 41

East Central Nebraska Conference=

Consolation=

Conestoga 59, Weeping Water 32

Quarterfinal=

Auburn 45, Louisville 36

Elmwood-Murdock 50, Mead 32

Freeman 64, Palmyra 31

Yutan 83, Johnson County Central 42

East Husker Conference=

Quarterfinal=

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 58, West Point-Beemer 38

Howells/Dodge 43, Wisner-Pilger 35

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 44, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 33

North Bend Central 74, Oakland-Craig 56

Fort Kearney Conference=

Quarterfinal=

Elm Creek 71, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 48

Loomis 70, Axtell 41

Overton 45, Amherst 36

Pleasanton 55, Wilcox-Hildreth 43

Louplatte Conference=

Centura 69, Ravenna 46

Doniphan-Trumbull 64, Gibbon 40

Ord 51, Arcadia-Loup City 34

Wood River 67, St. Paul 62

Mid-State Conference=

Battle Creek 60, Crofton 47

Boone Central/Newman Grove 61, O'Neill 55

Norfolk Catholic 53, Wayne 43

Pierce 61, Hartington Cedar Catholic 43

Pioneer Conference Tournament=

Falls City Sacred Heart 55, Nebraska City Lourdes 37

Johnson-Brock 64, Diller-Odell 27

Tri County 52, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 42

Southern Nebraska Conference=

Centennial 69, Sandy Creek 39

Milford 66, David City 41

Sutton 63, Fairbury 34

Wilber-Clatonia 57, Heartland 43

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS=

Lincoln Lutheran vs. Falls City, ccd.

Omaha Nation vs. Omaha Christian Academy, ccd.

Sioux City, West, Iowa vs. South Sioux City, ppd.

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Anselmo-Merna 48, Spalding Academy 45

Aquinas 46, Lutheran High Northeast 33

Archbishop Bergan 52, Omaha Concordia 35

Arlington 70, Fort Calhoun 30

Beatrice 48, Norris 33

Bellevue West 68, Omaha North 57

Bennington 64, Omaha Mercy 53

Bishop Neumann 48, Lincoln Christian 38

Brady 48, Wallace 43

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 62, Osceola 8

Burwell 49, Palmer 29

Cambridge 43, Bertrand 25

Cedar Bluffs 56, Elba 53

Chadron 44, Alliance 25

Cross County 53, Nebraska Lutheran 33

Dorchester 39, Parkview Christian 23

Elkhorn 51, Omaha Gross Catholic 35

Exeter/Milligan 47, Giltner 29

Fremont 66, Omaha Burke 64

Fullerton 64, Shelby/Rising City 32

Grand Island 50, Hastings 40

Grand Island Central Catholic 64, Aurora 34

Hastings St. Cecilia 55, Adams Central 41

Hershey 58, Southwest 23

Hitchcock County 46, Rawlins County, Kan. 39

Humphrey St. Francis 54, Central Valley 29

Hyannis 52, Hay Springs 41

Lexington 32, Broken Bow 23

Leyton 50, Sedgwick County, Colo. 33

Lincoln East 44, Lincoln North Star 39

Maxwell 40, Perkins County 38

Maywood-Hayes Center 45, Medicine Valley 14

McCool Junction 47, East Butler 38

Meridian 55, High Plains Community 20

Millard North 62, Papillion-LaVista 33

Millard South 60, Omaha Benson 46

Minden 51, Cozad 45

Mitchell 56, Southeast, Wyo. 16

Mullen 49, Twin Loup 26

North Platte St. Patrick's 70, Paxton 13

Ogallala 60, Gering 53

Omaha Roncalli 53, Blair 32

Omaha Westside 62, Papillion-LaVista South 49

Phillipsburg, Kan. 56, Southern Valley 40

Riverside 47, St. Edward 46

Schuyler 46, Crete 19

Seward 62, Columbus Lakeview 39

South Loup 44, Ansley-Litchfield 28

South Sioux City 77, Omaha Duchesne Academy 43

Stapleton 39, Sutherland 37

Syracuse 62, Douglas County West 22

Waverly 64, Ralston 8

Yuma, Colo. 52, Chase County 30

Louplatte Conference=

Doniphan-Trumbull 50, Central City 34

Ord 62, Arcadia-Loup City 37

St. Paul 43, Ravenna 37

Wood River 49, Centura 20

Niobrara Valley Conference=

Quarterfinal=

Boyd County 43, Ewing 35

CWC 56, West Holt 36

Elkhorn Valley 65, Stuart 41

North Central 43, Elgin Public/Pope John 30

Pioneer Conference Tournament=

Falls City Sacred Heart 55, Tri County 8

Johnson-Brock 32, Southern 22

Nebraska City Lourdes 44, Diller-Odell 24

Sterling 65, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 34

Southern Nebraska Conference=

Centennial 38, Thayer Central 30

Fillmore Central 67, Sutton 29

Milford 63, Heartland 37

Superior 51, Fairbury 29

Twin Valley Conference=

Blue Hill 68, Franklin 37

Lawrence-Nelson 64, Harvard 41

Red Cloud 43, Silver Lake 20

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS=

Lincoln Lutheran vs. Falls City, ccd.

Omaha Nation vs. Omaha Christian Academy, ccd.

Wahoo vs. Gretna, ppd.




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Kearney, Neb. – The second-ranked Nebraska-Kearney wrestling didn't allow an offensive point in blanking Central Missouri, 50-0, Tuesday night at the Health & Sports Center.

The first of three MIAA duals this week, UNK improves to 9-4 (2-0) while the Mules fall to 0-4 (0-3). Up next the Lopers are at No. 18 Central Oklahoma (Sunday) and No. 23 Newman (Monday).

To record its first shutout of an MIAA opponent in five years, UNK had 14 takedowns, eight 4-point near falls, three 2-point near falls, three points of riding time and a reversal. On the other hand, UCM had seven escapes.

Having first period fall were seniors Calvin Ochs (165 lbs.) and Brady Radik (197 lbs.) and sophomores Wesley Dawkins (133 lbs.) and Matt Malcom (157 lbs.). Ochs is now 7-0, Malcom improves to 20-5 with an 11-match win streak while Dawkins is 20-7 (eight falls). 

Next, sophomores Jonathan Killingsworth (141 lbs.) and Josh Portillo (125) recorded tech falls, outscoring their Mule opponents by a 34-2 margin. Finally, senior Zach Stodden (174 lbs.) had a 13-2 major.




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The Nebraska men’s basketball team erased a 14-point deficit and led No. 25 Wisconsin in the second half, but the Huskers could not overcome a cold shooting night in a 62-51 loss to the Badgers Tuesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The Huskers made only 17 field goals and shot just 28.3 percent, both of which were season lows. The missed shots did lead to a season-high 18 offensive rebounds for the Big Red, but Nebraska was able to turn those second chances into only seven points.

Nebraska (13-8, 3-7 Big Ten) has shot below 42 percent in each contest of its four-game losing streak, a mark the Huskers failed to reach only twice in the first 17 games of the season. Isaiah Roby led the Huskers with a game-high 18 points – including 12 in the second half, and he narrowly missed a double-double by grabbing nine rebounds. James Palmer Jr. added 14 points for the Huskers, while Thomas Allen scored 10 points, matching his career high for a Big Ten Conference game. Off the bench, Thorir Thorbjarnarson scored three points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds after entering the contest with 13 career rebounds. Nebraska enjoyed a plus-eight advantage overall on the glass.

In addition to hitting only 17-of-60 shots, Nebraska was just 4-of-20 from the 3-point line. Wisconsin was 9-of-23 from beyond the arc and shot 43.6 from the field overall, making seven more field goals than the Huskers. Brad Davison led the Badgers with 14 points, including 11 in the second half. Ethan Happ and Nate Reuvers each added 10 points for Wisconsin.

The Huskers struggled on offense for most of the first half before making a strong push in the final seven minutes to pull within 28-21 at the break. NU shot just 23 percent in the half, including 1-of-8 from 3-point range, but found the range later in the half to cut a 14-point deficit to four in the final minutes of the half.

Early on, the Huskers got a strong effort from Allen, who scored four of his first seven first-half points, as Nebraska took an 8-7 lead after a James Palmer Jr. basket with 14:13 left in the half. The Huskers then went ice cold as the Badgers ran off 14 straight points as part of a 16-1 run to build a 23-9 lead after a Khalil Iverson basket with 7:17 left in the half.

NU would chip away, as the Husker defense allowed just one field goal in the final seven minutes. Nebraska went on a 12-2 run as Roby and Palmer combined for 10 points as the Huskers closed to within 25-21 with 1:20 left in the half before Brian Priztl hit a late 3-pointer to send the Badgers into the locker room with a seven-point lead.

Nebraska came out strong in the second half. Palmer scored Nebraska’s first five points of the half and Roby scored the Huskers’ next six points to tie the game at 32-32. Nebraska used a 9-0 run to take a three-point lead five minutes into the half on a conventional three-point play from Watson and the Huskers maintained the three-point advantage three minutes later, leading 40-37 with 12:03 to play following an Allen 3-pointer.

But Wisconsin answered with consecutive 3-pointers to spark an 8-0 run to take the lead for good. A pair of Roby free throws pulled Nebraska to within four with 7:12 remaining, but Davison scored seven straight points to stretch the lead to 55-44 with 4:33 left.

Nebraska will look to get back on the winning track on Saturday, when the Huskers take on the Illinois Fighting Illini at 1:15 p.m. in Champaign, Ill. Saturday’s game will be televised on BTN, with the Husker Sports Network providing live radio coverage.





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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Bellevue East 67, Omaha Benson 57

Bellevue West 65, Lincoln Northeast 30

Blue Hill 66, Sandy Creek 52

Bridgeport 46, Bayard 42

Brush, Colo. 45, Sidney 36

Chadron 53, Douglas, S.D. 37

Chase County 44, Hershey 43

David City 59, Thayer Central 45

Elkhorn South 100, Lincoln High 85

Fairbury 47, Clay Center, Kan. 39

Grand Island 57, Omaha Northwest 56

Hemingford 77, Edgemont, S.D. 45

Humphrey St. Francis 58, Lutheran High Northeast 52

Kearney 65, Omaha South 46

Kimball 49, North Platte St. Patrick's 47

Lincoln East 61, Millard South 42

Lincoln Pius X 70, Omaha North 51

Milford 49, Sutton 42

Millard North 65, Omaha Bryan 55

Millard West 54, Fremont 37

Minatare 56, Potter-Dix 8

Morrill 56, Sioux County 32

North Platte 69, Alliance 65

Omaha Central 97, Lincoln Southeast 61

Omaha Creighton Prep 77, Lincoln North Star 71, OT

Papillion-LaVista South 62, Omaha Burke 36

Pierce 44, Guardian Angels 24

Ralston 57, Beatrice 41

Rapid City Stevens, S.D. 75, Scottsbluff 69

South Platte 62, Elba 8

Centennial Conference=

Championship=

Bishop Neumann 57, Lincoln Christian 47

Central Conference=

Consolation=

Columbus Lakeview 55, Schuyler 27

Holdrege 58, Crete 31

Lexington 44, Grand Island Northwest 41

Dakota Oyate Challenge=

Third Place=

Omaha Nation 58, Flandreau Indian, S.D. 55

East Central Nebraska Conference=

Johnson County Central 45, Weeping Water 21

Louisville 34, Malcolm 31

Palmyra 69, Conestoga 68, OT

East Husker Conference=

Howells/Dodge 78, Clarkson/Leigh 43

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 77, Tekamah-Herman 39

Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 42, Stanton 33

Oakland-Craig 68, Twin River 56

West Point-Beemer 71, Madison 38

Wisner-Pilger 68, Pender 37

Eastern Midlands Conference=

Championship=

Bennington 56, Norris 43

Fort Kearney Conference=

Axtell 57, Elwood 40

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 63, Eustis-Farnam 48

Mid-Nebraska Activities Conference=

Championship=

South Loup 63, Anselmo-Merna 62

Third Place=

Mullen 58, Sandhills/Thedford 43

Nebraska Capitol Conference=

Championship=

Wahoo 57, Ashland-Greenwood 44

Third Place=

Platteview 54, Douglas County West 41

Nebraska Frontier Conference=

Championship=

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 53, Omaha Christian Academy 36

Fifth Place=

Cedar Bluffs 57, Cornerstone Christian 44

Third Place=

Parkview Christian 63, College View Academy 50

Niobrara Valley Conference=

Boyd County 49, Ewing 26

Clearwater/Orchard 82, Santee 65

Elkhorn Valley 45, St. Mary's 35

Neligh-Oakdale 67, Elgin Public/Pope John 42

Niobrara/Verdigre 52, CWC 43

RPAC Conference=

Championship=

Paxton 42, Southern Valley 30

Third Place=

Cambridge 56, Wauneta-Palisade 31

Southwest Conference=

Championship=

Aurora 61, York 58

Ogallala 57, Cozad 48

Third Place=

Broken Bow 59, Ainsworth 43

Seward 47, Adams Central 43

Twin Valley Conference=

Franklin 52, Red Cloud 28

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Bayard 51, Bridgeport 44

Beatrice 50, Ralston 25

Blue Hill 61, Sandy Creek 16

Chase County 40, Hershey 36

Clay Center, Kan. 43, Fairbury 41, OT

Douglas, S.D. 46, Chadron 38

Edgemont, S.D. 46, Hemingford 27

Elkhorn South 58, Lincoln High 41

Fremont 60, Millard West 44

Heartland 56, Nebraska Christian 42

Humphrey St. Francis 63, Lutheran High Northeast 33

Kearney 65, Omaha South 18

Lincoln East 61, Millard South 58

Lincoln Northeast 62, Bellevue West 32

Lincoln Pius X 58, Omaha North 42

Lincoln Southeast 71, Omaha Central 39

Milford 52, Sutton 38

Millard North 66, Omaha Bryan 10

Minatare 47, Potter-Dix 22

North Platte 66, Alliance 32

North Platte St. Patrick's 70, Kimball 40

Omaha Benson 55, Bellevue East 26

Omaha Marian 60, Lincoln North Star 45

Omaha Northwest 66, Grand Island 61

Papillion-LaVista South 57, Omaha Burke 50, OT

Plattsmouth 58, Omaha Gross Catholic 55

Rapid City Stevens, S.D. 51, Scottsbluff 49

Sidney 59, Brush, Colo. 31

Sioux County 48, Morrill 41

Thayer Central 60, David City 30

Tri County 54, Lewiston 30

Centennial Conference=

Championship=

Hastings St. Cecilia 39, Lincoln Christian 34

Central Conference=

Championship=

Crete 50, Seward 34

Consolation=

Columbus Lakeview 51, Aurora 33

Grand Island Northwest 59, York 46

Holdrege 44, Schuyler 30

Third Place=

Adams Central 54, Lexington 44

Dakota Oyate Challenge=

Fifth Place=

Marty Indian, S.D. 51, Omaha Nation 40

East Central Nebraska Conference=

Elmwood-Murdock 56, Johnson County Central 42

Freeman 50, Conestoga 21

Mead 54, Palmyra 45

Eastern Midlands Conference=

Championship=

Elkhorn 54, Waverly 47

Fort Kearney Conference=

Axtell 49, Eustis-Farnam 22

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 38, Elwood 32

Hiawatha Invitational Tournament=

Semifinal=

Jackson Heights, Kan. 39, Falls City 32

Lewis & Clark Conference=

Creighton 55, Bloomfield 29

Hartington-Newcastle 66, Walthill 31

Homer 61, Wausa 57

Ponca 50, Osmond 23

Randolph 48, Plainview 33

Wakefield-Allen 61, Emerson-Hubbard 44

Winnebago 60, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 47

Wynot 52, Winside 16

Mid-Nebraska Activities Conference=

Championship=

Mullen 36, South Loup 25

Mid-State Conference=

Play-in=

Boone Central/Newman Grove 62, Wayne 31

Nebraska Capitol Conference=

Championship=

Wahoo 47, Syracuse 26

Third Place=

Platteview 56, Arlington 41

Nebraska Frontier Conference=

Championship=

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 53, Omaha Christian Academy 36

Third Place=

College View Academy 54, Cedar Bluffs 51

Niobrara Valley Conference=

Boyd County 44, Neligh-Oakdale 30

Elgin Public/Pope John 52, Clearwater/Orchard 31

Elkhorn Valley 63, Santee 40

Stuart 45, St. Mary's 27

West Holt 56, Niobrara/Verdigre 47

RPAC Conference=

Championship=

Dundy County-Stratton 40, Cambridge 38

Third Place=

Maywood-Hayes Center 52, Alma 50

Southwest Conference=

Championship=

Broken Bow 45, Ogallala 42

Third Place=

McCook 47, Minden 40

Twin Valley Conference=

Harvard 53, Shelton 22





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Sioux City, IA – The Tri-City Storm erased a 2-0 deficit in the final seven minutes of the game and won a 16-round shootout against the Sioux City Musketeers by a final score of 3-2 Sunday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, IA. After Ronnie Attard scored the Storm’s goal with less than seven minutes to play, Filip Forsmark tied the game on a goal with less than two minutes to go. Connor McMenamin and Asa Kinnear scored in a shootout that went 16 rounds, and Jake Barczewski recorded the win in net after making 23 saves in regulation time and overtime and stopping an additional 15 saves in the shootout. Tri-City returns to action Saturday in a road game against the Des Moines Buccaneers. Puck drop is schedule for 7:05pm.

For the second consecutive game, Tri-City ended the first period in a scoreless tie. The Storm outshot the Musketeers 14-7 in the opening twenty minutes but failed to find the game’s first goal. Less that five minutes into the 2nd period, Martin Pospisil opened the scoring with a power play goal for the Musketeers. The goal was scored at the 4:56 mark of the 2nd period and was assisted by Parker Ford. Tri-City outshot Sioux City 9-7 in the 2nd period but trailed 1-0 entering the 3rd period.

Aaron Grounds netted his 3rd goal of the season at 6:47 of the 3rd period to give the Musketeers a two-goal lead over the Storm. Tri-City got on the board a 13:12 of the period with Ronnie Attard’s 13th goal of the season. The goal was assisted by Filip Forsmark and cut the Sioux City lead in half. The Musketeers took a penalty for too many men on the ice at 17:27 of the 3rd period to give Tri-City the game’s final power play. Tri-City lifted goaltender Jake Barczewski for an extra attacker to give the Storm a 6 on 4 advantage with under two minutes to play. Filip Forsmark tied the game with 1:27 left to play on a goal assisted by Ronnie Attard and Zac Jones. After a three on three overtime yielded no goals, the game went into a shootout to decide the winner.

Connor McMenamin gave Tri-City the lead in the shootout with a goal on the Storm’s first shot. Following misses form both teams, Sioux City’s Brady Smith scored a goal in the 3rd round to keep the game going. For the next 12 Rounds, a total of 24 shooters failed to score and the sudden death round of the shootout continued into a 16th round. Tri-City’s Asa Kinnear scored in the top half of the 16th round to give the Storm its second lead in the shootout. Jake Barczewski stopped the shootout attempt from Josh Bohlin and the Tri-City Storm won the longest shootout in team history, 3-2 in 16 rounds. The previous team record stood for nearly thirteen years before being bested tonight. Tri-City defeated Des Moines 6-5 in a 12-round shootout on February 6th, 2006.

Jake Barczewski made 23 saves through 65 minutes, and an additional 15 saves in the shootout to record the win in net for Tri-City.  Barczewski’s 15 shootout saves is a Tri-City Storm team record.

Tri-City returns to action Saturday in a road game against the Des Moines Buccaneers




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Urbandale, IA – The Tri-City Storm scored a season high seven goals for the second consecutive game and defeated the Des Moines Buccaneers by a final score of 7-4 Saturday night at Buccaneer Arena in Urbandale, Iowa. In the win, Tri-City took over the 1st place spot in the USHL league standings for the second time this season. Tri-City completes a three game in three-day weekend tomorrow afternoon at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa in a matchup with the Sioux City Musketeers. In tonight’s game, Tri-City got goals from Benji Eckerle, Ronnie Attard, Connor McMenamin, Ruben Rafkin, Joe Molenaar and Shane Pinto. Storm goaltender Jake Barczewski 33 of Des Moine’s 37 shots to record the victory in net. Tri-City is now 28-8-1-1 through the first 38 games of the regular season.

In a game that saw a combined eleven goals scored, the first goal of the game was not scored until Benji Eckerle’s strike just over a minute into the 2nd period. A fast paced 1st period yielded no goals, as Des Moines outshot Tri-City 13-6. Eckerle gave Tri-City its first lead of the game at 1:41 of the 2nd period on a goal that was assisted by Keaton Pehrson. Ronnie Attard netted his 12th goal of the season minutes later at the 4:04 mark of the period to increase the Storm lead to two goals. Attard’s goal was scored on the power play and was assisted by Zac Jones and Brendan Budy. The Buccaneers fought back to tie the game with two quick goals from Luke Manning and Scooter Brickey at 12:42 and 13:38 of the period tied the game at 2-2. Connor McMenamin gave the Storm its second lead of the game at 16:08 of the period on a goal assisted by Chase McLane. Following McMenamin’s goal, Ruben Rafkin scored his 2nd goal of the season to give the Storm a 4-2 lead entering the 3rd period. Rafkin’s goal was assisted by Benji Eckerle. Tri-City outshot Des Moines 11-7 in a wild 2nd period that saw a total of six goals scored between the two teams.

The Buccaneers began the 3rd period with a goal to cut the Storm lead in half. Des Moine’s goal was netted by Matt Brown at 1:27 of the period and was assisted by Mac Welsher and Michael Mancinelli. Twenty-two seconds later, Joe Molenaar scored his 11th goal of the year to give the Storm another two-goal lead. Molenaar’s goal was assisted by Colton Kalezic, and Ruben Rafkin. Shane Pinto gave Tri-City a 6-3 lead on a goal assisted by Brendan Budy and Joe Molenaar at 4:55 of the 3rd period. Matt Brown scored his 2nd goal of the game and 21st goal of the season at 10:12 of the 3rd period to bring the Bucs back within two. Connor McMenamin scored an empty net goal with less than two minutes to go to give Tri-City a 7-4 win. McMenamin’s empty net goal was assisted by Chase McLane.

Benji Eckerle was named the game’s 1st Star, with Connor McMenamin picking up 2nd Star honors. Tri-City has now won three of the first five games in the seven game season series against Des Moines. 




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Kearney, Neb. – Three players scored in double figures and Nebraska-Kearney held Missouri Western State to 25 percent shooting from the field to win 62-53 Saturday afternoon at the Health & Sports Center.

The Lopers (12-7, 5-5) improve to 10-2 at home and avenge a 60-57 setback to the Griffons (9-9, 4-5) in last year's MIAA Tournament.

It was not a thing of beauty as the teams combined for 48 fouls and 51 free throw attempts. Missouri Western had three players foul out with three Loper starters sitting some in the first half due to two fouls apiece.

UNK shot 44 percent (20 of 46) from the field and was plus eight on the glass but 20 turnovers helped the Griffs hang around. Using an offense predicated on driving to the rim and getting fouled, Mo West went 23 of 35 at the line to hang around until the end. The 35 attempts are the most by a Kearney opponent this year.

"I thought our energy was much better than Thursday and our communication was way better. That eliminates so many mistakes and we play so much better when we're communicating well on the court," said Loper head coach Carrie Eighmey. "With a young team, we work on our communication daily and it's something our team has improved upon as the year has gone on. But we still can get better.”

MWSU made five shots in the first and fourth quarters but were a combined 4 of 30 (1 of 7 threes) in the middle quarters. However, the Griffs whittled down a 15-point third quarter deficit to four, 57-53, with 46 seconds remaining. Freshman guard Klaire Kirsch (Rapid City, SD) knocked down four straight free throws and freshman post Brooke Carlson (Elkhorn) added another to keep the Griffs at bay.

Missouri Western ended up 14 of 57 (2 of 9 threes) from the field. The 24.6 percent is the lowest by a Loper Division II opponent since Sioux Falls ended up at 23.6% in a 2012 loss. UNK had eight steals, blocked five shots and limited one of the MIAA's top three point shooters, Katrina Roenfeldt, to just eight shot attempts.

"As always we try and pay attention to who we're guarding and understand what they are good at. In the second half we did a better job of taking away their strengths and forcing them to do some things they aren't comfortable with," said Eighmey. 

Offensively, Carlson had an efficient day, scoring a team-high 15 points in just 19 minutes. She was 6 of 6 from the field and 3 of 5 at the line. Next, Iowa freshman forward Maegan Holt had 13 points and seven rebounds (four offensive) with Kirsch providing 11 points, five caroms and five assists in 27 minutes off the bench.

"One of the things we challenged our kids today was to be willing to expend some energy to get great shots and not settling for average ones," said Eighmey. "

MWSU had three starters reach double digits, led by guard Melia Richardson with 11.

UNK hosts No. 8 Fort Hays State (18-1, 9-1) next Saturday.




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