Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013 AT 9:40 AM / Updated at 9:40 AM
Huskies deserve praise
Mike Patterson Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Northwest reached the end of the line Tuesday night in district play against Papillion-La Vista, but the Huskies — a team not known for much recent success — still deserve credit for an outstanding season.

Coach Kevin Vann’s squad finished 14-9 and was ranked for a good part of this season. The Huskies lost in districts to the Monarchs, a team they had beaten twice earlier this year.

Northwest also defeated Omaha Marian this season, something the school had never accomplished.

The Huskies graduate seven seniors, but two of their best players — center Simone Goods and guard Deleyah Harris — are only sophomores. Goods scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds against Papio while Harris scored 10 points and had 11 rebounds.

That’s a nice nucleus to rebuild around, which should give Northwest hope for the future.

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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