The NSAA Girls State Basketball Championships tipped off yesterday with all opening round games played in Class A and two of the four opening round games in Class B. All other opening round games will be played today at various sites in the Capital City.
Broken Bow will begin play in the Class C1 tournament today. This will be Bow’s third trip to the girls state tournament and their first trip back since winning the Class C1 state championship in 2003. Broken Bow qualified for the tournament by defeating Columbus Scotus in the C1-5 district final. Broken Bow is 23-1 this season and with a win at the state tournament they would set the school record for most wins in a season as last year’s team finished at 23-3. It has been a great season for the Lady Indians and head coach Kelly Cooksley told KCNI/KBBN Sports the team is excited for the challenge in front of them at the state tournament.
Broken Bow will open against the defending Class C1 state champion North Bend Central. North Bend is 21-3 this season and advanced to the state tournament by defeating West Point Beemer in the C1-7 district final 40-29. Coach Cooksley said that Central’s size and athleticism will present a good test but it’s a test that they are ready for.
Today’s game is scheduled to tip off at 4 pm at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. Today’s game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and on kbbn.com
The Mullen Lady Broncos are making their third straight appearance at the state tournament. Last year Mullen made it to the semifinals and finished fourth at the tournament. Mullen is 24-2 on the season and will open play against Exeter Milligan who is 23-4. Today’s game will tip off at 1:30 at Lincoln North Star High School. The winner will advance out to the Class D2 semifinals where they will play the winner of top seed Humphrey SF and Sterling. Today’s game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and on kbbn.com