World-Herald staff writer Mike Patterson breaks down this year's Class C Nebraska girls state basketball teams.

Class C-1

Adams Central Patriots (18-7)

Coach: Evan Smith

World-Herald rank: 7

Tournament history: Fourth appearance, first since 2009; state champion 1995.

Top scorer: Morgan Samuelson, 14.5 ppg. Top rebounder: Samuelson, 6.5 rpg.

Columbus Lakeview Vikings (18-7)

Coach: Monte Jones

WH rank: 8

Tournament history: Sixth appearance, first since 1991.

Top scorer: Gracie Borer, 17.2 ppg. Top rebounder: Abby Kapels, 9.7 rpg.

Lincoln Christian Crusaders (17-8)

Coach: Nick Orduna

WH rank: 4

Tournament history: Twenty-second appearance, fifth in a row; two-time state champion.

Top scorer: Olivia Hollenbeck, 16.2 ppg. Top rebounder: Hollenbeck, 7.8 rpg.

Mitchell Tigers (24-1)

Coach: Shawn Harvey

WH rank: 3

Tournament history: Seventh appearance, fourth in a row.

Top scorer: Keyana Wilfred, 18.5 ppg. Top rebounder: Wilfred, 8.3 rpg.

North Bend Tigers (19-7)

Coach: Aaron Sterup

WH rank: 5

Tournament history: Tenth appearance, first since 2013; two-time champion.

Top scorer: Megan Ortmeier, 11.3 ppg. Top rebounder: Lauren Emanuel, 8.6 rpg.

Wahoo Warriors (23-1)

Coach: Linda Walker

WH rank: 2

Tournament history: Eighth appearance, second in a row.

Top scorer: Hallie Reeves, 13.5 ppg. Top rebounder: Kyla Swanson, 5.4 rpg.

Wahoo Neumann Cavaliers (20-3)

Coach: Jason Simons

WH rank: 1

Tournament history: Eighteenth appearance, sixth in a row; two-time champion, runner-up last year.

Top scorer: Kelsie Cada, 12.9 ppg. Top rebounder: Taylor Stuhr, 5.9 rpg.

West Point-Beemer Cadets (23-2)

Coach: Taylor Shepard

WH rank: 6

Tournament history: First appearance as co-op; West Point reached state in 1977, Beemer in 1999.

Top scorer: Sidney Swanson, 14.5 ppg. Top rebounder: Sierra Kile, 5.9 rpg.

Class C-2

Blue Hill Bobcats (21-4)

Coach: Tim Streff

WH rank: 7

Tournament history: Sixth appearance, first since 2015.

Top scorer: Rylee Kohmetscher, 10.7 ppg. Top rebounder: Emily Meyer, 7.3 rpg.

Crofton Warriors (21-3)

Coach: Aaron Losing

WH rank: 3

Tournament history: Seventeenth appearance, first since 2017; eight-time champion.

Top scorer: Lacey Sprakel, 15.6 ppg. Top rebounder: Sprakel, 7.7 rpg.

Fillmore Central Panthers (22-4)

Coach: Shad Eberhardt

WH rank: 4

Tournament history: Third appearance, first since 2013.

Top scorer: Jacquelyn Schelkopf, 13.5 ppg. Top rebounder: Erin Schmidt, 6.4 rpg.

Hastings St. Cecilia Hawkettes (23-1)

Coach: Greg Berndt

WH rank: 1

Tournament history: Nineteenth appearance, seventh in a row; four-time state champion.

Top scorer: Bailey Kissinger, 12.8 ppg. Top rebounder: Tori Thomas, 5.8 rpg.

Nebraska City Lourdes Knights (20-5)

Coach: Clayton Carlton

WH rank: 8

Tournament history: Second appearance, first since 2000.

Top scorer: Elizabeth Baumert, 12.0 ppg. Top rebounder: Gina McGowen, 7.8 rpg.

Oakland-Craig Knights (21-3)

Coach: Joe Anderson

WH rank: 2

Tournament history: Second appearance, first since 2016.

Top scorer: Dacey Nelson, 26.7 ppg. Top rebounder: Jeannina Blahak, 6.4 rpg.

Ponca Indians (23-3)

Coach: Bob Hayes

WH rank: 6

Tournament history: Eighth appearance, first since 2017.

Top scorer: Kaci Day, 14.5 ppg. Top rebounder: Taylor Lamprecht, 6.3 rpg.

Superior Wildcats (19-5)

Coach: Jim Sullivan

WH rank: 5

Tournament history: Eighth appearance, second in a row; defending state champion.

Top scorer: Kalynn Meyer, 20.0 ppg. Top rebounder: Meyer, 17.3 rpg.

Mike covers high school sports, primarily volleyball in the fall, girls basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring and summer. He also reports on horse racing for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MPattersonOWH. Phone: 402-444-1350.

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