KEARNEY, Neb. — The best of the best from across Central and Western Nebraska made the trip to Kearney High School on Saturday for the second annual Nebraska Girls Basketball Showcase.
Cross County and Anselmo-Merna kicked off the event with an overtime thriller, where the Coyotes narrowly defeated the Cougars 52-53.
Senior Jaide Chandler finished with 25 points, setting a new single-game record for the showcase.
In Game 2, Maywood/Hayes Center survived a late push from Blue Hill to claim their 13th win of the season, 33-30.
Stevie Handsaker and Olivia Hansen both tallied double-digit points for the Wolves.
Northwest then came out fired up against Clarkson-Leigh, who was riding a four-game winning streak. After leading the entire first half, the Patriots pulled away from the Vikings in the final 16 minutes for the 47-36 win.
C-L's Chloe Hanel and Kennedy Settje combined both scored a game-high 21 points.
Game 4 was another nail-biter, where Adams Central took down undefeated Bridgeport 50-46.
Rachel Goodon wracked up a team-high 14 points in the Patriots' third-straight win.
Broken Bow took the court next and dominated in the second half to beat Auburn 53-48.
Kailyn Scott topped the charts for the Indians with 17 points.
Grand Island Central Catholic squared off with back-to-back Class C1 State Champs North Bend Central and stunned the undefeated Tigers, 45-37.
Finally, Kearney protected home court against York, handing the Dukes their second loss of the season 39-32.
Kierstynn Garner led the Bearcats with 13 points.