Published Friday, February 8, 2013 AT 10:35 PM / Updated at 10:35 PM
Saturday’s Heartland Hoops Classic Capsules
Nebraska Prep Zone Omaha World-Herald

8:30 a.m., Class D-1 No. 7 High Plains (16-4) vs. Grand Island Heartland Lutheran (7-12): High Plains likes to score — it’s topped 80 points six times.

10:15 a.m., Class C-2 No. 1 Sutton (20-1) vs. Grand Island Central Catholic (11-10): The deliberate pace that GICC desires might be even slower than what the top-ranked Mustangs want. Austan Rath is Sutton’s leading scorer.

Noon, Raymond Central (13-8) vs. Hastings St. Cecilia (8-12): Raymond Central likes to score — it had a recent string of four games of 70 points or more. St. Cecilia, which has reached 70 just once, will want a slower pace.

1:45 p.m., Lincoln Pius X (11-7) vs. Grand Island (2-17): Pius X is 3-1 against Class A teams. Grand Island has been scoring more in recent games, but giving up more points in the process.

3:30 p.m., Fremont Bergan (11-8) vs. Class C-2 No. 9 Doniphan-Trumbull (12-6): Half of D-T’s losses have been to winning C-1 teams by three points or less. Bergan also has few bad losses on its record, and both could make it to state.

5:15 p.m., Class C-1 No. 2 Kearney Catholic (21-0) vs. Class B No. 8 Grand Island Northwest (17-4): Kearney Catholic is in the handful of best teams outside of Class A. Northwest is back to full strength after three players received 15-day team suspensions.

7 p.m., Boys Town (12-7) vs. Norfolk Catholic (12-9): Highly ranked in the preseason, both Class C-1 teams struggled early but have played better recently.

9 p.m., Oak Hill Academy (24-4) vs. Top 10 No. 2 Omaha Central (18-4): The Virginia power has five power-conference Division I recruits, even more than the teams that beat Central in Florida in December. If the Eagles can return to their City of Palms Classic form, they can stay with Oak Hill.

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