The girls high school basketball state championships get underway on Thursday. Here are some interesting stats and notes from each of the classes.
Class A: Fremont has won 11 of their past 12 games, are back at state for the first time since 1985. Omaha Central can score. Last year’s Class A runners-up, have scored 80-plus points seven times this season. The Rockets of Lincoln Northeast are making their 13th state appearance, and first since a runner-up finish in 2006.
Class B: Elkhorn South makes its first trip to state in just the school’s second year of existence. McCook makes their first trip to state since 1995 and only have one senior. The Bison could be around for a couple of years. Seward is 98-0 with Beth Bohuslavsky as their starting point guard.
Class C1: Lincoln Christian enters the tournament with a sub .500 record at 11-13, but played a tough schedule with three teams from Class B. Sandy Creek is going for their 10th state title.
Class C2: Weeping Water makes their first state tournament and Lutheran High NE comes in with a 25-1 record.
Class D1: Friend’s top two scorers, Taylor Menke and Charlee Johnsen have also combined for 256 total steals this seaon. Sandhills/Thedford hasn’t lost to another D-1 school this year…going 11-0.
Class D2: Falls City Sacred Heart makes its seventh state appearance in the last eight seasons. Lindsey Holy Family, the reigning D2 champ, got in this season as a wildcard with a 21-1 record.