The 30th Nebraska Prep Classic consists of 22 teams competing in 11 games.
Boys Town 70, Harlan (Ia.) 60
You never know what you are going to get with an 8 a.m. tip-off. Both teams started fast. With the game tied at 31 at the half Boys Town junior TJ Covington took over in the third quarter. The 5-foot-9 guard connected on three 3-pointers in the third quarter. Covington finished with a game-high 24 points. Boys Town sophomore Malachi Washington (6-7) had 19. Harlan junior Connor Frame scored 15 of his team-high 23 int he first half. Junior Will McLaighlin scored 13 and sophomore Bradley Curren finished with 10 for Harlan.
Girls: Wahoo Neumann 63, Harlan (Ia.) 46
Neumann raced out to a 20-7 lead and never looked back. The Cavaliers were led by junior Kali Jurgensmeier with a game-high 28 points. Junior Lauren Thiele connected on six 3-pointers for 18 points. Harlan was led by senior Macie Leinen with 13.
Wahoo Neumann 56, Treynor (Ia.) 40
Junior Sam Stur scored 13 of his game-high 20 points in the second half to lead Wahoo Neumann. The Cavaliers had a balanced scoring attack with eight players making a basket. Treynor junior Ryan McIntyre finished with 19.
Girls River Cities Conference Championship: Omaha Skutt 48, Omaha Gross 26
Nebraska volleyball signee Lindsay Krause led the SkyHawks with 11 points and 15 rebounds. SkyHawk senior CeCe Behrens had a game-high 16 and freshman guard Peyton McCabe made five 3-pointers for 15 points. Gross senior guard Rachel Culhane scored a team-high 10 while Sydney Herren added 9.
Boys River Cities Conference Championship: Elkhorn Mount Michael 56, Omaha Roncalli 29
No Kaleb Brink no problem for the Knights. Brink, a 6-4 senior leads the Knights in scoring (15.1) and rebounding (6.1) missed the game due to a hip injury. Mount Michael seniors Joe Chouinard, Brad Bennett and Airan Lopez led the Knights. Chouinard had a game-high 17 points, Bennett 13 and a team-high seven rebounds while Lopez finished with 12. Austin Schwarz led Roncalli with 12.
Girls: Norris 51, Oakland-Craig 35
Central Missouri signee Brianna Stai paced the Titans with a game-high 15 points. Leading 34-31 after three quarters, Norris made four 3-pointers in the final quarter to stretch the lead. The Titans had two others in double-figures. Junior Delaney White (11) and senior Maddy Collier (10). Oakland-Craig sophomore sisters Sadie (18) and Chaney Nelson (10) lead the Knights.
Tri-Center/Neola (Ia.) 58, Oakland-Craig 56
Seven points was the largest lead of the game. Back-to-back 3-pointers and a two by leading scorer Leyton Nelson gave Tri-Center/Neola a 19-12 lead late in the second quarter. After scoring 30 on Thursday in a win at North Bend Central Oakland-Craig senior Gunnar Ray once again scored more than his 18.5 points per game season average. The 6-1 guard finished with a game-high 19 points.
Trailing by as much as five in the fourth quarter, Oakland-Craig senior Coulter Thiele made his second 3-pointer of the quarter to tie the game at 54 with 1:33 remaining. With :4.8 seconds remaining Nelson drove to the basket and made the game winning layup. Ray’s layup on the other end hit the bottom of the rim.
Nelson led Tri-Center/Neola with 18, senior Ethan Alfers 13 and sophomore Kent Elliott 11. Thiele finished with 11 for Oakland-Craig.
Girls: Sioux City Heelan (Ia.) 46, Council Bluffs Lewis Central 37
Heelan led 25-14 at the half and held on for the 46-37 win after Lewis Central cut the lead to six in the fourth quarter. The Crusaders were led in scoring by sophomore Kenley Meis with 20 points and sophomore Lauryn Peck nine. Keely Diercks led Lewis Central with eight.
Glenwood (Ia.) 69, North Bend Central 62
Glenwood senior Ryan Blum kickstarted the Rams offense early. The 6-4 Wayne State signee scored 11 of his team-high 27 points in the first quarter. A 37-27 halftime lead was trimmed to seven (55-49) at the end of the third. A run-out layup by North Bend Central freshman Kyler Hellbusch tied the game at 55 with 4:54 remaining. Blum, Ben Hughes and Caden Johnson sealed the game at line down the stretch. The trio combined to make 11 of the Rams 13 free throws in the last fie minutes to secure the victory.
NBC was led by senior Breckin Peters with 21. Senior forward Jaxon Wietfeld had 15, junior Brody Johnson 13 and Hellbusch 11.
Girls: Glenwood (Ia.) 70 North Bend Central 58
Glenwood got a strong contribution from Madison Camden. The junior guard had a team-high 20 with 15 coming in the second half. North Bend Central was led by junior Sydney Emanuel’s game-high 21 and Kaitlyn Emanuel’s 19.
Abi Hughes finished with 12 and Coryl Matheny 10 for the Rams.
Norris 73 Council Bluffs St. Albert 39
A Trey Deveaux dunk just before the buzzer to end the first half gave Norris a 39-19 lead at the break. The 6-6 senior had 12 of his game-high 21 points in the first half as the Titans cruised to the late night win. Brayson Mueller (6-5) scored 11 of his 19 points in the first half.
St. Albert was led by junior Carter White with eight and Isaac Sherrill seven.