Hanah Barnard, Beatrice: She tied a Class B state tournament record with six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Class B No. 2 Lady Orange past No. 10 South Sioux City 59-56. The 5-foot-7 senior guard was 5 of 5 from 3-point range in the first 9:59 of the game and finished 6 of 8.
THEY SAID IT
“We have to try to contain their Big Two and hope the others aren’t superstars as well.’’ — Grand Island Northwest coach Mike Herzberg, on defending Seward and college recruits Hannah Tvrdy (Nebraska) and Kourteney Zadina (Northern Colorado) in Friday night’s semifinals.
UPSET OF THE DAY
Wahoo came to state with nine losses, but the Warriors made it to the Class C-1 semifinals by defeating No. 3 Fillmore Central 45-31 as Tschida Johnson scored 11 of her 16 points in the second half.
So many to pick from Thursday, including two in Class A and three in Class B. Tops on the tension level were Omaha Central’s 61-60 win over Millard North in Class A and Seward’s 50-43 overtime thriller over Holdrege in Class B.