Player of the Game

INTERVIEW: Omaha Central Player of the Game Max Polk

LINCOLN, NE — The Omaha Central Eagles held top-seeded Bellevue West to 29 points in the first three quarters and cruised to a 71-57 win in the Class A semifinals. The Eagles (22-5) imposed their will from the start.  They owned a 17-10 lead after the first quarter… They increased their lead in the second…

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INTERVIEW: North Bend Central Player of the Game Tanner Wietfeld

LINCOLN, NE– The North Bend Central Tigers never trailed and beat Ogallala 64-44 in a Class C-1 semifinal game on Friday. The Tigers (25-3) grabbed control in the first quarter behind solid play from senior Tanner Wietfeld.  The guard scored … and blocked an Ogallala (27-1) shot just before the buzzer to keep it 17-14.…

CJ Hughes - Player of the Game vs Wahoo

 LINCOLN - CJ Hughes was nearly overcome with emotion after Auburn defeated Wahoo to advance to the first state title in program history. The junior put up 12 points in the Bulldogs' semifinal victory. He is our player of the game! C1 Championship: Auburn vs. North Bend Central When: 9 a.m. Saturday Where: Pinnacle…

Scheierman Shines In Aurora Win Over Alliance

LINCOLN - The senior leader of the Aurora Huskies came up big in the Class B Quarterfinals on Thursday. Baylor Scheierman scored 30 points for Aurora in the 71-49 win over the Alliance Bulldogs. Scheierman was nearly unstoppable throughout for the Huskies, both in the post and from beyond the arc. Check out the interview…

INTERVIEW: North Bend Player of the Game Tanner Wietfeld

LINCOLN, NE — Tanner Wietfeld scored 16 points and the North Bend Central Tigers beat Adams Central 42-37 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The victory gives the Tigers (24-3) their first state tournament win since 1927. North Bend Central dominated the first quarter.  They held the Patriots (17-8) scoreless for over seven minutes and…

Carter Brown leads Ogallala to quarterfinal comeback

By Tommy Rezac LINCOLN – It all seemed to be coming together for Milford. The Eagles (21-6), who led No. 1 Ogallala 19-7 after the first quarter, built on that momentum throughout the game, and led 43-36 entering the final period at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Indians (27-0) came all the way back,…

Cook's 23 lead Wahoo to semi-finals

LINCOLN - Wahoo senior Winston Cook took control when he needed to, leading the #2 Warriors to a 64-50 win over #7 Boys Town in the Class C1 quarterfinals. The future Nebraska-Kearney Loper finished with 23 points, including six unanswered in the fourth quarter after Boys Town had trimmed the lead to five.

Cameron Binder - Player of the Game vs GICC

LINCOLN - Cameron Binder's first state tournament game of his career was one to remember. The sophomore led the Bulldogs with 14 points and knocked down the game-winner as time expired in Auburn's 44-42 win over GICC in the first round of the Class C1 State Tournament. He is our player of the game!

INTERVIEW: Millard North Player of the Game Kaylee Kessler

HIGHLIGHTS COACH INTERVIEW LINCOLN, NE -- The Millard North Mustangs navigated an unthinkable emotional rollercoaster to beat Lincoln Pius X 64-57 in a triple overtime Class A semifinal game at Pinnacle Bank Arena. With tears in her eyes, Kaylee Kessler made the most important free throws of her life.  The sophomore gave Millard North a…

Lincoln Southwest's Ferguson leads team to victory

LINCOLN - Lincoln Southwest handled Lincoln East in the semis, winning 53-43. A large part of that success was Jaden Ferguson with her 20 points… Here is what she had to say (video above).

INTERVIEW: Northwest Player of the Game Lauren Hauser

LINCOLN, NE –The Northwest Vikings trailed 18-6 after the first quarter but rallied to beat Waverly 48-41 at Pinnacle Bank Arena Friday. Northwest (20-5) controlled the game after the first quarter, outscoring Waverly (23-3) 42-24 over the final 24 minutes.  They used defense and rebounding to take over.  Northwest gathered 42 rebounds in the game.…