Tickets to state will be punched for girls basketball teams in the C and D classes tonight, and three Lincoln County teams are hoping they can earn their way to the big dance. In the C2-6 district championship, St. Patrick’s is looking for their second straight trip to state. They take on Bridgeport in Chappell. ESPN Radio 1410 will have the action, with pregame coverage at 7:15 and the tipoff at 7:30. The Sutherland Lady Sailors are hoping to make a second state trip in three years. They take on Crawford in the D1-6 district final in Bayard. And the Brady Lady Eagles are trying to get to Lincoln for the third time in the last four years. They face Wauneta-Palisade in the D2-5 final in Wallace. A best case scenario has four Lincoln County teams heading to state. Hershey must hope for a Wild Card entry into the Class C2 field.
The action cranks up in the boys basketball subdistricts tonight. At the C2-11 subdistrict in McCook, the St. Pat’s Irish and Hershey Panthers renew their rivalry in the first round, with the Irish looking to move towards a third straight state appearance. ESPN Radio 1410 will have the action, with pregame coverage at 5:45 and the tip-off at 6. St. Pat’s isn’t the only Lincoln County team to be a top seed. Wallace has the number one spot in the D2-10 subdistrict. They play Hayes Center tonight in Cambridge. The Brady Eagles face Anselmo-Merna in the first round of the D2-9 subdistrict in Gothenburg. And after a win over Sutherland last night, Maxwell gets a crack at undefeated Paxton in the D1-11 subdistrict.
The class A girls basketball districts open tonight as well. The North Platte Lady Bulldogs take on Kearney at Millard West High School in round one of the A-2 district. The game will tip off at 7:15, following the Millard West-Omaha Bryan game.
The Bulldog boys will host the Class A-6 district. They’ll take on Papio South on 5:30 on Saturday, with a game between Omaha North and Omaha Bryan to follow. The A-6 championship game will be held Tuesday.
Three Lincoln County teams took home girls basketball subdistrict titles last night. The St. Pat’s Lady Irish had to work overtime for theirs. Double overtime, in fact. Mandy O’Malley scored 16 points as the Lady Irish knocked off Hershey 48-43 for the C2-11 subdistrict crown. In the D1-11 subdistrict final, the Sutherland Lady Sailors routed Paxton 61-19. And in the D2-9 subdistrict final, Brady held off Eustis-Farnam 49-42. District final games are held next Friday night at neutral sites to be determined.
Five Lincoln County girls basketball teams will hope to get one step closer to the state tournament with wins in their subdistrict championship games tonight. For the Hershey Lady Panthers and St. Pat’s Lady Irish, one’s road to state goes through the other. The two teams meet for the fourth time this season in the C2-11 subdistrict title game in McCook. Hershey leads the season series, two games to one. ESPN Radio 1410 has the action, with pregame coverage starting at 6:45. Elsewhere, in the D1-11 subdistrict final in North Platte, Sutherland aims for a third straight subdistrict crown as they face Paxton. The Brady Lady Eagles take on Eustis-Farnam in the D2-9 final in Gothenburg. And in the D2-10 subdistrict, the Wallace Lady Wildcats go for an upset against top-seeded Wauneta-Palisade.
Five Lincoln County girls basketball teams have advanced to play in subdistrict championship games. The Hershey Lady Panthers and St. Patrick’s Lady Irish will play each other in the C2-11 final. Hershey topped Perkins County 54-29 and St. Pat’s cruised past Dundy County-Stratton 59-37. It will be the fourth meeting of the year between the two rivals, with Hershey having taken the last two after St. Pat’s won the first one. The Sutherland Lady Sailors advanced to the D1-11 final by routing SMC 48-22. In the D2-9 subdistrict, the Brady Lady Eagles hammered Bertrand 61-40 to advance. And in the D2-10 subdistrict, the Wallace Lady Wildcats moved on with their third win in three tries over Hayes Center, 53-38. Subdistrict championship games will be held across the state Thursday night.
Girls basketball subdistrict action got underway across the state last night. One Lincoln County team took the floor last night – in the D1-11 play-in game, Maxwell fell to SMC 41-31. Tonight, in the D2-9 subdistrict, second-seed Brady faces Bertrand in Gothenburg. In the D1-11 subdistrict in North Platte, top-seed Sutherland will face SMC after their win last night. And in the D2-10 subdistrict, Wallace faces Hayes Center. But much of the local attention, and a good bit of statewide attention, will be focused on the C2-11 subdistrict in McCook, where two of the state’s best team’s take the floor. At 6 PM, top seed and third-ranked Hershey carries their eleven-game winning streak into their first-round game against Perkins County. At 7:30. it’s second-seed and fourth-ranked St. Patrick’s facing Dundy County-Stratton. ESPN Radio 1410 will bring you all the action, with pregame coverage starting at 5:45.
State-ranked and on a roll, the St. Patrick’s Irish and Lady Irish cruised to easy wins over Maxwell last night at the McGahan Activities Center. The fifth-ranked Lady Irish defeated the Lady Wildcats 74-28, while the fourth-ranked Irish boys beat the Wildcats 70-17. Two other ranked girls basketball teams were in action last night. The Class D1 tenth-ranked Sutherland Lady Sailors routed Creek Valley 74-24, and Class D2 ninth-ranked Brady topped SMC 45-27.