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NSAA Girls State basketball: Dukes move on, other area teams fall in opening rounds of state

NSAA Girls State basketball: Dukes move on, other area teams fall in opening rounds of state

LINCOLN – The York Dukes won the opening round game in the Class B bracket 31-28 over the Omaha Skutt Skyhawks. The Dukes are now headed to the semifinals for the first time since 2017, and will take on the top-seed Norris Titans. Tipoff is on Friday at 1:30pm in Pinnacle Bank Arena, and the action can be heard on KOOL Radio 103.5 FM, 95.9 FM and 1370 AM.

In Class C2, the Centennial Broncos made their way to the state tournament for the first time since 1999. They got in as the 8-seed and played 1-seed Crofton. The Broncos lost 62-37 and ended the season with a 23-3 record.

In Class D1, The BDS girls basketball season came to a screeching halt Wednesday afternoon at the girls state state Class D-1 basketball tournament at Lincoln Southwest High School, as the Eagles fell to Weeping Water 55-45. Poor shooting, turnovers, and the hot hand of Indians senior star Grace Cave, through the first three quarters, had BDS in a hole too deep to climb out of, as they trailed 45-26 heading into the final period.  BDS finally started to click, but by then it was too late, and Weeping Water claimed the 10 point win to move on to the semifinals. Macy Kamler ended her high school basketball career with 23 points to lead the Eagles, while sophomore Jessalyn Hudson added 12 for BDS, who finished the season 18-8. Grace Cave led all scorers with 26, and Karley Ridge score 16 for Weeping Water, now 22-5.

In Class D2, the Exeter-Miligan Timberwolves fell in their opening round game to Mullen. Exeter-Milligan owned the 5-seed while Mullen had the 4-seed. Mullen got off to a quick start and didn’t look back, ultimately winning the contest 53-30.  The Timberwolves end their season at 23-5.

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