Mullen Girls Finish Third at State Tournament

The Mullen girls basketball team brought its season to a conclusion Friday at the NSAA girls basketball championships in Lincoln as the Lady Broncos faced defending Class D2 state champion Wynot in the Class D2 third place consolation game at Lincoln Northeast High School. It was a tight defensive low scoring affair. Mullen scored just two points in the opening quarter and trailed 11-2 at the end of the first but fought back to within 18-13 at halftime. Mullen trailed by 8 entering the fourth but the final eight minutes is where the game changed in Mullen’s favor. The Lady Broncos held Wynot scoreless in the fourth quarter as Shelby Welsh knocked down the go ahead bucket for Mullen with 2.7 seconds left. Wynot attempted a three at the buzzer for the win but it fell short as Mullen collected a 30-28 come from behind win. Shelby Welsh and Samantha Moore each had eight points to lead the Lady Broncos. Taylor Svoboda finished with seven points, Kylie Licking had four, and Brooke McCulley had three to account for Mullen’s scoring. The free throw line was a major factor in the game as Wynot finished 2 for 15 including 0 for 6 in the fourth quarter. Mullen finished 11 of 23 from the line. The Lady Broncos conclude the season at 26-3.

Class D1 3rd place
Archbishop 40
Hartington CC 31

Class C2 3rd place
Bridgport 40

Class C1 semifinals
North Bend Central 60
Winnebago 40

Hastings SC 29
Lincoln Lutheran 25

Class B semifinals
Norris 43
York 36

Scottsbluff 41
Elkhorn North 65

Class A semifinals
Lincoln Pius 47
Omaha Central 38

Fremont 70
Millard South 64