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Surprise, Ariz. – The Nebraska baseball team (3-5) was swept by No. 7 Oregon State after losing the series finale by an 8-3 margin at Surprise Stadium on Sunday morning.

Freshman right-hander Colby Gomes, making his second career start, went 1.1 innings. Nebraska saw relief appearances from Shay Schanaman (0.2), Reece Eddins (3.0) and Matt Waldron (3.0). Eddins recorded a career-high five strikeouts during his one-hit shutout showing out of the bullpen.

In the top of the first, the Huskers went down in order with three flyouts. Oregon State managed two singles, but left both runners on base in a scoreless opening frame.

Aaron Palensky blistered a leadoff double in the top of the second and advanced to third on a groundout. He scored on Jaxon Hallmark’s sacrifice fly to put NU on the scoreboard with a 1-0 lead. Oregon State responded with five runs in the bottom of the second to take a 5-1 lead. OSU compiled four hits during the inning.

Joe Acker hit a leadoff single in the top of the third, but was thrown out on a fielder’s choice two batters later. NU was held scoreless as the other batters struck out and flew out. Eddins struck out the side in the bottom of the third.

Nebraska plated two runs in the top of the fourth to cut OSU’s lead to 5-3. Mojo Hagge drew a leadoff walk before Palensky singled. Cam Chick drove in both runs with his RBI single up the middle. With two runners on, a fielder’s choice ended the inning. Oregon State managed a double in the bottom of the fourth, but left the runner stranded.

Angelo Altavilla doubled in the top of the fifth, but NU couldn’t bring him home after back-to-back strikeouts ended a scoreless frame for the Big Red. The Beavers went down in order in the bottom of the fifth.

All three Husker hitters were retired in the top of the sixth. Alex McGarry hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth to give OSU a 7-3 lead.

Carter Cross roped a one-out double in the top of the seventh, but a strikeout and flyout ended his chance to score as it remained a four-run deficit for the Huskers. Oregon State scratched out one run in the bottom of the seventh to take an 8-3 lead.

In the top of the eighth, NU went down in order with three groundouts. Oregon State left the bases loaded in a scoreless bottom of the eighth.

In the top of the ninth, Acker tallied his third hit of the game, but the other three NU batters each struck out.

The Huskers return to action next weekend at the Frisco College Baseball Classic in Frisco, Texas. Nebraska opens with Texas Tech on Friday at 7 p.m. (CT) before facing Sam Houston State (Saturday at 2 p.m.) and Mississippi State (Sunday at 11 a.m.).


The Nebraska men’s basketball team battled No. 15 Purdue for 40 minutes Saturday afternoon, but the Huskers came up just short of an upset in a 75-72 loss to the Boilermakers at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

In a close game that featured six ties and 11 lead changes, Nebraska could never quite get over the hump in the second half. The Huskers never led in the second half, despite pulling to within two eight times in the final 20 minutes. With the loss, Nebraska saw its two-game home winning streak snapped, as the Huskers fell to 15-13 on the season and 5-12 in Big Ten Conference play.

The Huskers received a big game from Glynn Watson Jr., who scored a season-high 25 points and was 5-of-9 from the 3-point line. James Palmer Jr. added 15 points and dished out a season-high eight assists, while Thomas Allen had nine points and Isaiah Roby scored seven points and pulled down six rebounds. Amir Harris added a career-high-tying six points off the bench.

Purdue (20-7, 13-3 Big Ten) was led by Matt Haarms, who scored 17 points – one shy of his career high – and grabbed nine rebounds. Carsen Edwards, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, chipped in 13 points, but the Huskers held him to just 3-of-16 shooting, including misses on his final 12 attempts. Ryan Cline also added 13 points for the Boilermakers.

Nebraska out-shot Purdue, as the Huskers hit 41.0 percent of their field goals while limiting the Boilermakers to 37.7 percent. But Purdue was 23-of-26 at the free throw line (88.5 percent), and the Boilermakers out-rebounded Nebraska by 18, including a 31-12 advantage in the second half. In the final 20 minutes, Purdue pulled down 16 offensive rebounds, as 17 of the Boilermaker’s 37 second-half points came following offensive rebounds.

In a first half that featured 11 lead changes, Nebraska got off to a fast start behind Watson, who opened the game with three straight 3-pointers to scoring Nebraska’s first nine points. Allen added another three and Watson converted a layup during a 5-0 spurt that gave Nebraska a 14-10 lead nearly six minutes into the game. But Purdue answered by scoring 12 of the next 15 points, including an 8-0 run that put the Boilermakers in front 24-19 halfway through the period.

But Nebraska answered Purdue’s eight-point run with an 8-0 spurt of its own, as Nebraska regained the lead at 27-24. After Purdue retook the lead with six straight points, Palmer gave Nebraska a 34-33 lead with 2:15 remaining in the half on his only 3-pointer of the game. Palmer added two more free throws with under a minute to play, and Nebraska appeared headed to the locker room with the lead until Cline hit a 3-pointer for Purdue with two seconds left in the half, giving the Boilermakers a 38-36 lead at the break.

Both teams shot the ball well in the first half. Purdue made 47 percent of its shots and was 5-of-12 from the 3-point line, while Nebraska was 6-of-12 from long range while shooting 42 percent overall in the first half. Watson scored 15 first-half points for the Huskers.

In the second half, Nebraska quickly trimmed the lead to one on a Tanner Borchardt free throw before Purdue scored seven of the next nine points to grab a six-point lead. Four straight points pulled the Huskers back within two and Nebraska remained within five points of the Boilermakers for the next 13 minutes.

Nebraska pulled to within two at 56-54 with 5:22 to play, and it remained a one-possession game until a 6-0 Purdue run gave the Boilermakers their largest lead of the game at 68-61 with 49 seconds remaining. Palmer hit a pair of free throws on each of Nebraska’s next three possessions and Watson scored five points in the final 10 seconds, but Purdue made 18 of its 21 second-half free throws, including 9-of-12 in the final minute to hold on for its 20th win of the season.

The Huskers hit the road, playing their next two games in the state of Michigan against top-10 teams. Nebraska begins the road trip next Thursday with a 6 p.m. contest at No. 7 Michigan on ESPN.



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Omaha Marian 49, Lincoln North Star 43

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Omaha Benson 61, Gretna 31

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Omaha Westside 60, Grand Island 35

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District Final=


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West Point-Beemer 53, O'Neill 43


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Ogallala 66, Hershey 62

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Battle Creek 57, Neligh-Oakdale 48

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Hastings St. Cecilia 45, Superior 30

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Subdistrict C2-11=

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Hemingford 73, Bayard 59

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Omaha Christian Academy 47, Weeping Water 31

Subdistrict D1-2=

Deshler 59, Meridian 27

Heartland 47, McCool Junction 45

Subdistrict D1-3=

Archbishop Bergan 75, Clarkson/Leigh 35

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 86, East Butler 34

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Homer 58, Pender 53

Subdistrict D1-5=

Bloomfield 60, Plainview 40

Hartington-Newcastle 43, Elkhorn Valley 41

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Axtell 50, Bertrand 48

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Ansley-Litchfield 69, Burwell 56

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Wauneta-Palisade 80, Southwest 28

Subdistrict D1-12=

North Platte St. Patrick's 62, Garden County 33

Paxton 61, Maxwell 38

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Johnson-Brock 69, Sterling 48

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Mead 49, Cornerstone Christian 25

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Randolph 57, Wausa 46

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Stuart 56, Elgin Public/Pope John 32

Subdistrict D2-6=

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Riverside 82, St. Edward 16

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Giltner 58, High Plains Community 28

Lawrence-Nelson 41, Heartland Lutheran 24

Subdistrict D2-8=

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Loomis 60, Silver Lake 36

Subdistrict D2-9=

Eustis-Farnam 62, Brady 60, OT

Wallace 51, Medicine Valley 39

Subdistrict D2-10=

Hyannis 65, Arthur County 42

Mullen 50, Stapleton 23

Subdistrict D2-11=

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South Platte 49, Leyton 38

Subdistrict D2-12=

Cody-Kilgore 62, Sioux County 44

Crawford 55, Hay Springs 37


The Nebraska men’s basketball team posted its highest point total in more than a month Tuesday night, but the Huskers ran into a hot-shooting Penn State squad in a 95-71 loss at the Bryce Jordan Center.

James Palmer Jr. led Nebraska with 24 points – including 15 in the second half – as the Huskers topped the 70-point mark for the first time since a 70-64 win over the same Penn State squad on Jan. 10. Isaiah Roby had one of the most efficient nights of his career, scoring 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting, and Thomas Allen added 11 points for Nebraska (15-12 overall, 5-11 Big Ten).

Nebraska shot 47.5 percent from the field and was 6-of-18 from the 3-point line, including 6-of-12 in the second half. But Penn State hit 56 percent of its shot, the best shooting night by a Husker opponent in 61 games. The Nittany Lions set season highs in points (95), field goals (35) and shooting percentage (55.6), all of which were the most Nebraska has allowed this season.

Lamar Stevens scored a game-high 29 points for the Nittany Lions (10-16, 3-12 Big Ten) and Rasir Bolton added 21. Josh Reaves and Mike Watkins chipped in 10 points apiece.

Nebraska trailed by 19 at the half, its largest halftime deficit of the season. The Huskers allowed 44 points to a hot-shooting Penn State team, tying for the most points NU has allowed in a first half this season. Penn State hit six 3-pointers and shot 50 percent in the half, while the Huskers were 0-of-6 from the 3-point line and shot just 40 percent. Nebraska also committed seven turnovers and allowed eight offensive rebounds, as the Nittany Lions scored 14 points off turnovers and added 13 second-chance points.

Each of Penn State’s first six shots were 3-pointers. The Nittany Lions missed their first four attempts, but made six of their final nine 3-pointers of the half. Lamar Stevens hit two 3-pointers and scored eight points during a 10-0 Penn State run that turned a one-point deficit into a 13-4 lead four minutes into the game. Nebraska pulled to within five at 17-12 before going nearly five minutes without a point. Penn State took advantage with a 7-0 run that stretched the lead to 12. A 6-0 spurt four minutes later put the Nittany Lions on top 35-18, and Penn State scored the final four points of the half to take a 44-25 lead into the locker room.

Nebraska came out strong in the second half, scoring the first five points of the period. But Penn State settled back in, using a 7-0 run to build a 57-35 lead, marking the Huskers’ first deficit of more than 20 points this season. The Nittany Lions stretched the lead to 25 six minutes into the half. Allen scored five straight points to cut the lead back to 20 with 12:09 to play, but Nebraska was never able to get closer than that. Penn State made eight consecutive shots over the next seven minutes to build an 83-55 advantage with less than six minutes remaining. The Nittany Lions built their largest lead of 29 with 2:04 to play following their 11th 3-pointer of the night. Nebraska scored seven of the game’s final nine points, with all seven points coming from the Husker bench.

The Huskers shot 55.2 percent in the second half, but Penn State was 18-of-29 from the field (62.1 percent) in the final 20 minutes, including 5-of-7 from the 3-point line and 10-of-11 at the free-throw line.

Nebraska returns home this weekend, when the Huskers host No. 15 Purdue Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m., and the game will be televised by the Big Ten Network, which the Husker Sports Network providing live radio coverage.

Nebraska Postgame Notes*-James Palmer Jr. reached double-figures for the 26th time this season with 24 points. Palmer also went over 500 points this season, becoming the eighth player in school history to record consecutive 500-point seasons.
*-Palmer posted his 13th 20-point game of the year, matching the most under Tim Miles (13, Terran Petteway, 2014-15). Palmer now has 21 career 20-point games.
*-Palmer also passed Herschell Turner for 29th on Nebraska’s career scoring chart, as Palmer now has 1,082 career points at NU.
*-Amir Harris had a career-high two blocked shots tonight. Harris had one blocked shot in four previous games this season. He also finished with four points, his highest total since Nov. 11.
*-Penn State became just the third opponent in the last 51 games dating back to last season to shoot over 50 percent from the field.
*-Nebraska saw its two-game win streak snapped and fell to 1-6 in State College in the Big Ten era. Prior to tonight, three of the last four matchups were decide by four points or less.
*-Isaiah Roby finished with 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting. In two games against Penn State this year, Roby is 16-of-19 from the field.

The Northwest girls are headed to state for the first time in five years after a 58-50 win over Scottsbluff in the B7 District Final. 

The Vikings battled from an 11 point first half deficit. Shanae Suttles hit two go-ahead three pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with a career high 21. Lauren Hauser scored 14. Whitney Jensen finished with 12 for the 18-5 Vikings.

Assistant Steve Spiess

Megan Cooper/Shanae Suttles


Riverside, Calif. – The Nebraska baseball team (3-1) closed its season-opening series with a 7-1 win over UC Riverside at Riverside Sports Complex on Sunday.

Freshman right-hander Colby Gomes, making his pitching debut, went 4.0 scoreless innings and recorded two strikeouts. Senior Matt Waldron threw 5.0 innings of relief and earned seven strikeouts.

Nebraska struck first with one run in the opening frame. Angelo Altavilla hit a one-out single before Mojo Hagge advanced him with a single of his own. Aaron Palensky drove in Altavilla with an RBI single. In the bottom of the first, the Highlanders left two runners on base during a scoreless frame. UC Riverside managed two hits.

Drew Gilin recorded his first career hit in the top of the second, but the Huskers were held scoreless. The Highlanders earned two hits in the bottom of the second, but left a pair of runners stranded.

NU scored two runs in the top of the third to extend its lead to 3-0. Schwellenbach and Hagge each walked before Luke Roskam’s two-RBI single. UC Riverside went down in order in the bottom half of the inning.

In the top of the fourth, Nebraska went down in order with one strikeout and two flyouts. Riverside managed two hits in the bottom of the fourth, but Roskam threw a laser to second base for an inning-ending pickoff.

Nebraska left one runner on base via walk during a scoreless top of the fifth. UC Riverside went down in order in the bottom of the fifth.

All three Husker batters struck out in the top of the sixth. Waldron responded by retiring all three Highlanders he faced in the bottom of the sixth.

Nebraska plated one run to extend its lead to 4-0 in the top of the seventh. Blake Peterson hit a leadoff single and then later scored on Altavilla’s RBI single. Waldron added a strikeout in the bottom of the seventh as he retired all three batters he faced.

In the top of the eighth, Nebraska left two runners on in a scoreless frame. Waldron mowed down the Highlanders 1-2-3 in the bottom of the eighth.

The Huskers scored three runs on two hits in the top of the ninth to build a 7-0 lead. Acker doubled in the leadoff spot before Schwellenbach drove him in with a single. Hagge and Palensky also registered RBIs during the inning for the Big Red. UC Riverside scored its lone run of the game in the bottom of the ninth.

The Huskers return to action next week at the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge in Surprise, Ariz. NU faces defending national champion Oregon State in a four-game set, beginning on Thursday.


Lincoln – Behind a big night from Isaiah Roby, the Nebraska men’s basketball team won its second straight game with a 59-50 victory over Northwestern Saturday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Roby filled up the stat sheet while producing his third double-double of the season. He scored a game-high 19 points, pulled down a game- and career-high 16 rebounds, tied his season high with a game-high five blocks and added a pair of assists and two steals. With Nebraska’s offense struggling early in the second half, Roby scored the Huskers’ first 10 points of the period and finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the second half alone.

In addition to Roby’s performance, James Palmer Jr. chipped in 13 points – his 22nd straight game in double figures – and dished out six assists, one shy of his season high. Glynn Watson Jr. added 12 points and six rebounds. Nebraska shot only 32.8 percent from the field, but the Husker defense had seven blocks and eight steals while forcing 15 Northwestern turnovers. The Wildcats shot only 34.5 percent and were just 5-of-25 from the 3-point line en route to its second-lowest total of the year.

With its second win of the week, Nebraska improved to 15-11 on the year and moved to 5-10 in Big Ten Conference play. Northwestern (12-13, 3-11 Big Ten) was led by a double-double from Dererk Pardon (13 points and 12 rebounds), while Vic Law scored 15 points and Anthony Gaines added 10 points.

Nebraska led for much of the first half, taking a 28-23 lead into the locker room. The teams traded baskets during a hot start, before a 6-0 run gave the Huskers a 14-9 lead eight minutes into the contest. Five straight points from Northwestern trimmed the lead to one with eight minutes left in the half, but Thomas Allen knocked down a three and Palmer connected on three free throws to give Nebraska its biggest lead of the half at 26-19. The Huskers scored only two points over the final six minutes of the half, but the Husker defense limited the Wildcats to just four points during that stretch.

Roby was the only Husker to score a point in the first eight minutes of the second half, as Northwestern battled back to take the lead. After Roby opened the period with a layup, five quick Wildcat points trimmed the Husker lead to two. Roby answered with a 3-pointer but another 5-0 spurt gave Northwestern a 36-35 advantage with 14:27 left.

After a two-minute scoreless drought, Roby put Nebraska back on top for good with a 3-pointer with 12:08 to play. Northwestern trimmed the lead to one with eight minutes remaining, but the Huskers put the game out of reach with an 11-0 run. Watson scored the final five points of the run, as his 3-pointer gave Nebraska its largest lead at 53-41 with 3:52 to play.

Despite playing its starting five the entire second half, Nebraska had plenty of energy on the defensive end. The Huskers held Northwestern scoreless for more than five minutes during their 11-0 run. After a Northwestern basket cut the lead to one with 8:18 remaining, the Wildcats did not make another field goal until more than seven minutes later, when a Pardon dunk made the score 55-47 with 1:05 to play, but that was as close as Northwestern would get.

Following a pair of home wins this week, Nebraska hits the road to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on FS1 with the Husker Sports Network providing live radio coverage.


Riverside, Calif. – After a scoreless first four innings for both teams, Nebraska (2-1) scored in each of the last five innings on its way to a 10-6 win over UC Riverside in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday at the Riverside Sports Complex.

Senior left-hander Nate Fisher, making his eighth career start and 40th overall appearance, earned the win in 5.0 scoreless innings and recorded six strikeouts. Paul Tillotson threw 1.1 innings, while Kyle Perry (0.1), Shay Schanaman (0.1), Robbie Palkert (1.1) and Jaxon Hallmark (0.2) each made relief appearances. Hallmark, who made his pitching debut, was also a threat at the plate, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs during the second game of the doubleheader.

In the top of the first, NU had one baserunner, but he was caught stealing while the other hitters struck out and flew out. Fisher recorded three strikeouts in the bottom of the first, while allowing one hit.

Aaron Palensky hit a leadoff single in the top of the second, but three consecutive outs left him stranded. Fisher added two strikeouts in the bottom of the second as one Highlander reached on an error, but was left on base.

Both teams went down in order in the third inning. Nebraska went down 1-2-3 in the top of the fourth despite Palensky smashing one to left field that was caught on the warning track. The Highlanders left one runner on base during a scoreless bottom of the fourth.

In the top of the fifth, Nebraska scored the first run of the game to take a 1-0 lead. Cam Chick hit a one-out single before Jaxon Hallmark walked. Carter Cross laced an RBI single that scored Chick. NU left the bases loaded after a strikeout and flyout ended the frame. UC Riverside got a runner to third base, but he remained stranded at the end of the inning.

Nebraska plated three runs in the sixth to extend its lead to 4-0. Palensky drew a one-out walk before Luke Roskam smashed an RBI double. Hallmark also laced an RBI double, while Cross added an RBI single. UC Riverside scored its first run in the bottom of the sixth to cut NU’s lead to 4-1.

Nebraska tacked on one run in the top of the seventh. Schwellenbach drew a leadoff walk before Gunner Hellstrom singled. Schwellenbach scored when Palensky reached on a fielder’s choice. Riverside scored two runs in the seventh to cut the score to 5-3. The Highlanders left the bases loaded when Schanaman struck out the only batter he faced.

In the top of the eighth, the Huskers scored three runs to take an 8-3 lead. Chick reached on an error in the leadoff spot before Hallmark drove him in with an RBI single. Acker, Schwellenbach and Hellstrom also produced hits during the inning. UC Riverside managed a hit and two baserunners, but left both of them stranded in a scoreless frame.

Hallmark blasted a two-RBI double in the top of the ninth to give Nebraska a 10-3 lead. The Highlanders managed three runs in the bottom of the ninth, including the first home run of the series. NU committed two errors during the frame.

The Huskers and Highlanders conclude their series on Sunday, starting at 3 p.m. (CT).



Alliance 73, Sidney 29

Alma 65, Arapahoe 58

Ansley-Litchfield 45, Pleasanton 38

Archbishop Bergan 63, West Point-Beemer 46

Ashland-Greenwood 54, Malcolm 49

Auburn 56, Johnson County Central 41

Aurora 72, Holdrege 41

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 80, Pender 34

Battle Creek 63, O'Neill 46

Bayard 59, Hyannis 54

Bellevue West 80, Millard South 49

Bishop Neumann 63, Lincoln Christian 55

Bloomfield 63, Wausa 39

Blue Hill 48, Heartland Lutheran 43

Boone Central/Newman Grove 45, Crofton 43

Boyd County 52, Clearwater/Orchard 46

Broken Bow 72, Minden 52

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 58, Meridian 27

Burwell 62, CWC 33

Cambridge 63, Bertrand 55

Cedar Bluffs 49, Winside 15

Chase County 57, Sutherland 45

Columbus Lakeview 58, Central City 42

Cross County 77, Friend 44

David City 64, Clarkson/Leigh 57

Deshler 45, Lawrence-Nelson 31

Douglas County West 80, Tekamah-Herman 42

Elkhorn Mount Michael 66, Arlington 36

Elm Creek 65, Elwood 29

Elmwood-Murdock 37, Louisville 30

Eustis-Farnam 66, Medicine Valley 48

Exeter/Milligan 48, Dorchester 29

Franklin 49, Red Cloud 34

Freeman 64, Sterling 35

Fullerton 76, Palmer 25

Garden County 67, Leyton 22

Giltner 42, McCool Junction 32

Grand Island 50, Lincoln Pius X 40

Grand Island Central Catholic 50, St. Paul 40

Gretna 48, Norris 37

Guardian Angels 75, Winnebago 57

Hartington Cedar Catholic 55, Norfolk Catholic 53

Hartington-Newcastle 49, Randolph 36

Hastings St. Cecilia 55, Centura 54

Hemingford 66, Crawford 41

High Plains Community 55, Osceola 38

Howells/Dodge 67, Lutheran High Northeast 63

Humphrey St. Francis 43, Twin River 28

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 71, Plainview 29

Johnson-Brock 63, Mead 38

Kearney 75, Millard West 58

Kenesaw 57, Wood River 52

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 80, Wynot 39

Lexington 36, Grand Island Northwest 24

Lincoln High 72, Omaha Westside 63

Lincoln Lutheran 77, Boys Town 54

Lincoln North Star 54, Fremont 42

Loomis 70, Maxwell 44

Milford 66, Syracuse 45

Minatare 68, Potter-Dix 24

Mitchell 67, Kimball 55

Neligh-Oakdale 60, Niobrara/Verdigre 51

Norfolk 58, Lincoln Northeast 42

North Bend Central 65, Fort Calhoun 37

Ogallala 93, Gothenburg 40

Omaha Bryan 57, Omaha Burke 40

Omaha Central 77, Lincoln Southwest 48

Omaha Christian Academy 55, Nebraska Christian 46

Omaha Creighton Prep 74, Papillion-LaVista 44

Omaha Nation 76, Allen 52

Omaha North 49, Lincoln East 47

Omaha Roncalli 43, Elkhorn 35

Osmond 68, Elkhorn Valley 33

Overton 67, Gibbon 60

Palmyra 52, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 45

Papillion-LaVista South 75, Omaha Northwest 54

Paxton 58, North Platte St. Patrick's 45

Platteview 61, Columbus 57

Ponca 75, Creighton 40

Sandy Creek 52, Heartland 42

Schuyler 54, Raymond Central 37

Scottsbluff 66, Gering 53

Shelby/Rising City 71, East Butler 55

Shelton 68, Silver Lake 44

Southern Valley 43, Axtell 39

Southwest 60, Maywood-Hayes Center 42

Spalding Academy 62, St. Edward 42

St. Mary's 76, Elgin Public/Pope John 39

Stanton 45, Emerson-Hubbard 39

Stuart 63, North Central 40

Sutton 77, Superior 29

Wakefield 67, Homer 53

Wallace 62, Creek Valley 49

Wauneta-Palisade 69, Dundy County-Stratton 51

Wayne 54, Pierce 47

West Holt 67, Ewing 28

Wisner-Pilger 83, Madison 53

Yutan 50, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 35


Ainsworth vs. Cody-Kilgore, ccd.

Bridgeport vs. Perkins County, ccd.

Centennial vs. Wilber-Clatonia, ppd. to Feb 16th.

Central Valley vs. Riverside, ccd.

Conestoga vs. Weeping Water, ccd.

Fairbury vs. Falls City, ppd. to Feb 16th.

Hitchcock County vs. South Platte, ccd.

Kearney Catholic vs. Adams Central, ccd.

Mullen vs. Twin Loup, ccd.

Parkview Christian vs. Diller-Odell, ccd.

Sandhills/Thedford vs. Brady, ccd.

South Loup vs. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, ccd.

Southern vs. Pawnee City, ppd. to Feb 16th.

Tri County vs. Lewiston, ccd.

Walthill vs. Nebraska Lutheran, ccd.

Wilcox-Hildreth vs. Amherst, ccd.


Ashland-Greenwood 54, Malcolm 49

Fremont 65, Lincoln North Star 38

Lincoln East 57, Omaha North 42

Lincoln Northeast 62, Norfolk 43

Millard South 76, Bellevue West 51

Millard West 65, Kearney 59

Omaha Burke 61, Omaha Bryan 12

Omaha Central 63, Lincoln Southwest 49

Omaha Westside 58, Lincoln High 55

Papillion-LaVista 64, Omaha Marian 39

Papillion-LaVista South 75, Omaha Northwest 54

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