Making their first appearance in the girls’ state basketball tournament since 2012, the Scotus Shamrocks came up short in their bid to upset top-ranked Lincoln Christian.
In a game aired on KLIR 101, the Crusaders won 62-28 Thursday, improving to 24-1 and moving into Friday’s C1 semifinals. The Shamrocks’ season ended at 16-8.
In C2, number-3 Howells-Dodge is the highest seeded team still alive heading into the semifinals. The Jaguars downed sixth-seeded Cambridge 58-41 in a contest aired on 93.5 The Hawk.
Sam Brester had a game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds and Macey Kulhanek scored 19 points off the Jaguars’ bench.
Now 23-3, Howells-Dodge will face number-7 seed Ponca in Friday’s semifinals. The Indians are 22-4 after upsetting second-seeded Hastings St. Cecilia 45-43 Thursday night.
Tipoff is set for 3:45 p.m. at the Devaney Center and you can hear the action on The Hawk.
Diller-Odell registered a huge upset on the other side of the C2 bracket. The eighth-seeded Griffins stunned five-time defending champion Crofton 52-45. Diller-Odell meets four-seed Ravenna Friday at 2 p.m. in the other C2 semifinal. The Bluejays rolled past fifth-seeded North Platte St. Patrick’s 57-44.