The first Nebraska Girls Basketball Showcase was a smashing success. Teams from across the state made their way to Broken Bow and the host Indians capped off the day with a 50-37 victory over Oakland-Craig.
Adams Central 48, Pleasanton 46
Class D-1 Pleasanton (11-1) had their 40-game winning streak snapped by the C-1 Patriots. Trailing 44-32 with just under six minutes left in the game, Pleasanton went on a 9-0 scoring run but could not take the lead in the final minutes. Adams Central was led by junior guard Libby Trausch’s 18 points which included four 3-pointers. Junior guard Jessica Babcock and senior forward Cami Wellensiek both scored 10 for the Patriots. The Bulldogs were led by junior Chelsea Fisher and senior Kaci Pierce with 14.
Malcolm 33, North Central 32
Malcolm (11-0) and North Central (9-3) played hard fought, defensive battle that went into overtime. Malcolm was led by sophomore guard Alyssa Fortik with 13 points. North Central senior forward Hunter Wiebelhaus led the Knights with 11.
Mullen 44, Louisville 27
Mullen improved to 10-2 on the season with the victory. Senior Samantha Moore scored 18 of her game high 21 points in the second half. The 6-foot UNK bound wing outscored the Lions by six (18-12) in the second half. Louisville was led by senior guard McKenzie Norris with 10.
Broken Bow 50, Oakland-Craig 37
Junior Kya Scott scored 11 of her game high 19 points in the first half to keep Broken Bow’s undefeated season (12-0) intact. Indian senior and Doane bound Kali Staples nine of her 13 points in the second quarter. Oakland-Craig (8-5) was led by sophomore Sadie Nelson with 15.