Published Sunday, March 3, 2013 AT 1:09 AM / Updated at 1:10 AM
Stu Pospisil’s tournament breakdown; All-tournament teams
Stu Pospisil Omaha World-Herald

TOP GAME
Grand Island Northwest won the first state final to go to two overtimes. It was the first extra-period game in a Class B final since York nipped Lexington 39-38 in 1977, the tournament’s first year, and only the third two-OT contest in any championship round.

TOP PERFORMER
Lincoln Southeast’s Jess Shepard grabbed 19 rebounds and officially scored 26 points.

REVIEW POSSIBLE
Notice that “officially” is used to describe Shepard’s scoring. A second-quarter basket was credited to her instead of Alexa Kastanek, which would affect Shepard’s pending Class A tournament record of 81 points. The Nebraska School Activities Association was notified late Saturday night.

THEY SAID IT
“Please don’t mention free throws.” — Pender coach Larry Ballinger, whose team beat O’Neill St. Mary’s for the Class D-1 title despite making only 10 of 26 foul shots.

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ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMS

ALL-CLASS
Jessica Shepard, Lincoln Southeast; Alexa Kastanek, Lincoln Southeast; Kate Liveringhouse, Bellevue West; McKenzie Brown, Grand Island Northwest; Bridget Arens, Crofton.

CLASS A
Jessica Shepard, Lincoln Southeast; Alexa Kastanek, Lincoln Southeast; Reanne May, Lincoln Southeast; Kate Liveringhouse, Bellevue West; Sylvia Smith-Gatson, Omaha Central.

CLASS B
McKenzie Brown, Grand Island Northwest; Katie Placke, Grand Island Northwest; Bridget Bucher, Norris; Kourteney Zadina, Seward; Hanah Barnard, Beatrice.

CLASS C-1
Krystina Koepke, Pierce; Rachelle Tucker, Pierce; Therin Baum, Kearney Catholic; Michaela Mestl, Kearney Catholic; Peyton Hinn, Chadron.

CLASS C-2
Bridget Arens, Crofton; Allison Arens, Crofton; Quinn Wragge, Crofton; Clare Hamburger, Hastings St. Cecilia; Daynlee Miller, Hershey.

CLASS D-1
Maggie Fillippi, Pender; Paige Ballinger, Pender; Brooke Bauer, O’Neill St. Mary’s; Marisa Blanke, Emerson-Hubbard; Abby Ortmeier, WP GACC.

CLASS D-2
Maggie Schulte, Wynot; Samantha Wieseler, Wynot; Laurel Krohn, Osmond; Carissa Gutz, Osmond; Maggie Goltz, Falls City Sacred Heart.

About Stu Pospisil

Stu Pospisil has been The World-Herald's lead writer for high school sports since 1990 and for golf since 1988. He primarily covers football in the fall, basketball and wrestling in the winter and track and field in the spring. You can follow Stu on Twitter (@StuOWH) or email him at stu.pospisil@owh.com.