Nebraska Pride III wins Gold-Silver division, Pride I ousted in semi-finals
Out of 36 teams in the 23rd annual Ms. basketball tournament, one local program took home the title in their bracket. The Nebraska Pride III dominated the court Saturday afternoon against Rocky Mountain Fever, to win the Gold-Silver division title.
The Pride and Fever were the last two teams playing for the championship.
With a couple good lay–ups Gracie Haneborg led the team in scoring racking up 17 points on the night.
Morgan Stindt and Marley Kennicutt combined for 10 points for the Pride. They owned the paint.
Pulling the team way ahead for the title. The Nebraska Pride III wins it, 43–15.
"It feels really good, my girls worked hard all summer", coach Willicott said. "This is our fifth tournament and coming out with a win and ending our season on a win feels really good", Willicott stated. "They all worked really hard together, It took all nine players to play and I'm really proud of them" Willicott said.
In the Platinum bracket, Nebraska Pride I faced Twin Lakes, deciding who will play in the Ms. Basketball semi-finals.
The teams kept it a close one in the first, but Nebraska Pride took control in the 2nd half, Korynn Clason led the team with 18 points in the game.
Abby Quadhamer would add to that on back–to–back jump shots.
Along with teammate Allie Bauer, gets around the defense back–to–back and gets four, she would finish the game with 15.
But it wasn't enough to take down Twin Lakes Taylor Robertson.
The Kansas Gatorade Player of the year racked up 36 points on the pride. Advancing her team to the semi–finals 75–67.