Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012 AT 9:28 PM / Updated at 9:28 PM
The beat goes on
Mike Patterson Omaha World-Herald

The Seward girls basketball team won its 104th straight game Tuesday night, rolling past Elkhorn 62-36.

The victory pulled the Class B No. 1 Bluejays within seven of the state record of 111, set from 2001-06 by West Point Central Catholic. But that Seward schedule is a challenging one this season, and the seven-game march to the record won’t be easy.

Start with Class A Lincoln Pius X on Friday night, followed by a game Saturday night against Class B No. 7 Grand Island Northwest. Then comes a real test — a road game Dec. 15 at Class B No. 2 Norris. After that comes a home game against Class B No. 3 Elkhorn South on Dec. 21, followed by a three-game stretch at the Grand Island Northwest tournament that could include games against Class C-1 powers Minden (No. 1) and/or Kearney Catholic (No. 5) along with the host Vikings.

By winning all of those games, Seward would tie the record. The Bluejays could then break it on the road Jan. 4 against yet another tough foe, Class B No. 6 Beatrice — the school that lost to Seward in the state tournament final last year.

In short, the Bluejays will have earned that record if they can navigate their way through that difficult schedule. It’ll be interesting to see if the four-time defending Class B champ, which hasn’t lost since the first round of the 2008 state tournament, can pull it off.

About Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson is a staff writer for The Omaha World-Herald and covers Nebraska high school sports. You can follow Mike on Twitter (@mpattersonOWH) or email him at mpatterson@owh.com.