Area Teams Appear in Final OWH Girls Basketball Rankings

The Omaha World Herald has released its final high school basketball ratings for the season. Broken Bow is ranked #8 in the final Class C1 poll. The Lady Indians finished the season at 23-3 and fell to Adams Central in the C1-4 district final. A/C finished 18-11 but overcame some injuries and got healthy at the right time to play their best basketball late in the season. The Lady Patriots made it to the state semifinals and are ranked #3 in the final poll behind state champion North Bend Central and state runner-up Lincoln Christian. A/C defeated St. Paul in the Class C1 consolation game at the state tournament. St. Paul was ranked #4. Adams Central and St. Paul were two of the teams to hand Broken Bow a loss this season. The other was Bennington who finished ranked #6 in the final Class B top ten poll. Also finishing in the Class C1 top ten was Southwest Conference member Ogallala who was ranked #10.

The South Loup Lady Bobcats are ranked #10 in the final Class C2 poll. South Loup is just behind BRLD in the rankings. BRLD edged South Loup in the C2-8 district final. The Lady Bobcats ended the season with a 21-3 overall record. State champion Hastings St. Cecilia was ranked #1 followed by Crofton, Ponca, Oakland-Craig, and Superior rounding out the top five.

Two area teams make the final Class D2 poll. Anselmo-Merna made it to the D1-7 district final and fell just short to Sterling who came back in the 4th quarter to win by 4. Sterling is #4 in the final D2 rankings. With the strong showing late in the season, A-M was ranked #10 by the Omaha World Herald. Mullen is ranked #6 in the final poll. The Lady Broncos qualified for the state tournament and made it to the semifinals for the first time by defeating Bruning Davenport Shickley in the opening round. Mullen then fell to Humphrey St. Francis in the semifinals and lost to Falls City Sacred Heart in the D2 consolation game. St. Francis was ranked #2 and Falls City Sacred Heart #3 in the final poll behind state champion Wynot.

Final Girls Basketball Rankings by the Omaha World Herald

TOP 10
Record, Prev.
1. Lincoln Pius X, 26-1, 3
2. Lincoln East, 25-3, 4
3. Millard South, 28-2, 1
4. Fremont, 21-8, 6
5. Omaha Westside, 23-6, 2
6. Papillion-La Vista, 20-6, 5
7. Lincoln Southwest, 18-9, 7
8. Crete, 27-1, 8
9. Lincoln Northeast, 15-10, 10
10. Millard North, 17-8, 10

CLASS A
1. Lincoln Pius X, 26-1, 3
2. Lincoln East, 25-3, 4
3. Millard South, 28-2, 1
4. Fremont, 21-8, 6
5. Omaha Westside, 23-6, 2
6. Papillion-La Vista, 20-6, 5
7. Lincoln Southwest, 18-9, 7
8. Lincoln Northeast, 15-10, 9
9. Millard North, 17-8, 10
10. North Platte, 19-5, 8

CLASS B
1. Crete, 27-1, 1
2. Grand Island NW, 22-6, 3
3. Beatrice, 22-4, 4
4. Norris, 13-10, 5
5. Scottsbluff, 17-11, 7
6. Bennington, 21-3, 2
7. Platteview, 16-9, 9
8. York, 17-9, 6
9. Sidney, 19-7, 8
10. Hastings, 13-9, 10

CLASS C-1
1. North Bend, 27-2, 2
2. Lincoln Christian, 23-4, 1
3. Adams Central, 18-11, 7
4. St. Paul, 24-4, 4
5. Chadron, 23-3, 3
6. West Point-Beemer, 23-6, 5
7. Wahoo, 18-8, 6
8. Broken Bow, 23-3, 8
9. Malcolm, 19-7, 9
10. Ogallala, 20-5, 10

CLASS C-2
1. Hastings St. Cecilia, 26-3, 3
2. Crofton, 25-4, 2
3. Ponca, 23-5, 9
4. Oakland-Craig, 26-3, 1
5. Superior, 21-4, 4
6. Grand Island CC, 17-8, 5
7. Clarkson/Leigh, 20-6, 6
8. West Point GACC, 22-4, 7
8. BRLD, 20-6, 8
10. South Loup, 21-3, 10

CLASS D-1
1. Pleasanton, 28-0, 1
2. Fremont Bergan, 16-10, 4
3. CWC, 27-2, 3
4. Hartington Cedar Catholic, 11-15, 10
5. Pender, 17-12, 5
6. Weeping Water, 25-2, 2
7. Maywood-Hayes Center, 23-4, 6
8. Humphrey/LHF, 20-6, 7
9. Cambridge, 16-9, 8
10. Dundy County-Stratton, 18-7, 9

CLASS D-2
1. Wynot, 25-4, 4
2. Humphrey St. Francis, 25-3, 1
3. Falls City SH, 26-4, 3
4. Sterling, 20-8, 7
5. Lawrence-Nelson, 25-2, 5
6. Mullen, 26-3, 2
7. BDS, 18-6, 6
8. Loomis, 19-7, 8
9. Silver Lake, 18-6, 9
10. Anselmo-Merna, 14-9, 10

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