Girls State Tournament – Mullen Advances to Semis – Broken Bow Falls to Defending Champs

The Broken Bow girls basketball team saw its season come to an end Wednesday at the girls state basketball tournament as the Lady Indians fell to the defending C1 champion North Bend Central 50-29. North Bend Central jumped out early and never trailed in the game as Broken Bow tried to keep pace but struggled against Central’s man to man pressure. North Bend was led by the Emanuel sisters with sophomore Kaitlyn leading all scorers with 25 points and junior Sydney finishing with 12. North Bend Central advances to the C1 semifinals on Friday where they will face the #8 seed Winnebago who upset top seed GICC 48-46. Broken Bow was led by Kya Scott who had a team high 13 points. The Lady Indians conclude one of the best seasons in school history as they finish at 23-2 tying the school record set by last year’s team for most wins in a season.

The Mullen Lady Broncos advanced to the semifinals of the D2 tournament with an impressive win over the #5 seed Exeter Milligan Wednesday 53-30. Mullen led 25-19 at halftime but pulled away in the 2nd half outscoring Exeter Milligan 28-11. Samantha Moore and Taylor Svoboda each had 16 points to lead the Broncos. Brooke McCulley also finished in double figures for Mullen with 10. Mullen is now 25-2 and returns to the semifinals for the second year in a row where they will get a rematch with the team that defeated them in the semis last year Humphrey St. Francis. The top seed rolled over Sterling in the opening round 73-41. The semifinal matchup will take place Thursday morning at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Tip off is scheduled for 9 am. The game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and

State tournament opening round games

Class A
Lincoln Pius 40
Millard North 20

Omaha Central 54
Lincoln Southwest 50

Millard South 62
Lincoln East 51

Fremont 72
North Platte 37

Class B
Norris 62
Bennington 41

York 31
Omaha Skutt 28

Elkhorn North 35
Omaha Gross 28

Scottsbluff 34
Crete 20

Class C1
Winnebago 48

North Bend Central 50
Broken Bow 29

Lincoln Lutheran 53
Sidney 20

Hastings St. Cecilia 54
Syracuse 32

Class C2
Crofton 62
Centennial 37

Bridgeport 66
Lourdes CC 48

Wood River 41

Ponca 59

Class D1
Pleasanton 52
Elmwood Murdock 32

Archbishop Bergan 50
Humphrey LHF 42

Weeping Water 55
BDS 45

Hartington CC 46
South Platte 37

Class D2
Humphrey St. Francis 73
Sterling 41

Mullen 53
Exeter Milligan 30

Falls City Sacred Heart 42
Maywood Hayes Center 31

Wynot 49
CWC 39