Blake Sindelar scored 30 points and RJ Bayer added 23 as Howells-Dodge towered over Walthill in a 68-49 victory in the opening round of the D1 boys state basketball tournament.
The win in yesterday’s quarterfinals improved the Jaguars to 19-8 and moved them into today’s 1:30 p.m. semifinal against top-seeded and 25-0 Burwell. The Longhorns downed fellow Goldenrod Conference foe Central Valley 53-45.
Today’s 4 p.m. semifinal pits Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family against North Platte St. Patrick’s. The Bulldogs saw a 13-point third quarter lead over Southern Valley turn into a 41-39 deficit late in the fourth period. But, H/LHF rallied to win 49-43 and advanced to the semifinals for a third straight year. St. Pat’s stayed alive yesterday with a 59-47 victory over Ansley-Litchfield.
You can hear both D1 semifinals on 93.5 The Hawk.
Humphrey St. Francis will meet playoff rival Falls City Sacred Heart in a D2 semifinal. Tipoff at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 11:15 a.m. It will be aired on KLIR 101.
The Flyers topped Wynot 49-41, while the Irish edged Mullen 49-47 yesterday.
In another D2 quarterfinal, Osceola fell to St. Mary’s 62-50 as the Bulldogs wound up 20-7.
In C2 action last night, St. Paul was downed by Adams Central 63-56 in overtime, giving the Wildcats a final record of 23-3.