Mullen Drops Heartbreaker in Opening Round of State Tournament

The Mullen Lady Broncos fell just short in their bid to collect their first win at the girls state basketball tournament as Bruning Davenport Shickley rallied in the final quarter to come back for a 36-34 win. Mullen led going into the 4th but were outscored 12-4 in the final 8 minutes. One of the story lines was the free throw line where BDS was 12 of 22 for the game while Mullen was just 4 of 11. Mullen was led by Samantha Moore who had a team high 11 points. The Lady Broncos end their season at 21-4. BDS advances to the semifinals where they will meet Wynot who defeated Humphrey St. Francis 45-44. In other D2 action from Thursday, Sterling def. Chambers Wheeler Central 44-37 and Falls City Sacred Heart def. Ewing 58-39.

Other state tournament scores from Day One

Class A
Lincoln East 57, Millard South 56
Lincoln Southwest 69, Omaha Westside 55
Lincoln Pius X 55, Omaha Benson 36
Millard North 54, Papillion La Vista 45

Class B
Elkhorn South 51, Sidney 37
Crete 48, Omaha Skutt 29
Northwest 58, Seward 51
Waverly 50, Elkhorn 39

Class C1
Lincoln Christian 46, West Point Beemer 35
Mitchell 45, Columbus Lakeview 41
Bishop Neumann 52, North Bend Central 48 (OT)
Wahoo 37, Adams Central 24

Class C2
Oakland-Craig 59, Ponca 47
Hastings St. Cecilia 64, Superior 34
Crofton 55, Blue Hill 36
Fillmore Central 53, Lourdes CC 41

Class D1
Elkhorn Valley 55, North Platte St. Pat’s 54
Archbishop Bergan 54, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 50
Pleasanton 62, Weeping Water 54
Dundy County Stratton 48, North Central 28