The Burwell Longhorns suffered their first loss of the season as they fell to Howells Dodge Thursday in the Class D1 state semifinals. The game was tight and went back and forth in the first half with Howells Dodge leading by one at the half 28-27. In the second half, Howells Dodge caught fire and outscored Burwell 48-18 en route to a 76-45 victory. Howells Dodge was fueled by Blake Sindelar who scored 22 of his game high 31 in the second half. Burwell had three players finish in double figures led by Carter Mann who had a team 11 while Dillon Critel and Barak Birch each finished with 10 points in the game. Burwell is now 25-1 and will play Friday in the D1 third place consolation game at 11:30 AM at Lincoln North Star high school. Burwell will face North Platte St. Pat’s in the third place game. Humphrey Lindsay Holy Family defeated St. Pat’s in the other D1 semifinal 52-39.
Class D2 semifinals
Parkview Christian 62, St. Mary’s 50
Falls City Sacred Heart 60, Humphrey St. Francis 49
Class C2 semifinals
GICC 64, Hartington CC 40
Yutan 49, BRLD 47