About the only cheer from the Papillion-La Vista student section Tuesday night came after the announcement that school was canceled the next day.

Aside from that, it was mostly the visiting Millard North fans who did the hollering.

The No. 2 Mustangs shocked the No. 1 Monarchs 62-33, snapping Papio’s 15-game win streak. Millard North led 22-6 after the first quarter and never looked back, widening its lead to 31 late in the game.

“We played together,’’ Mustangs coach Dave Diehl said. “This is probably the best team win we’ve had all year long.’’

Millard North set the tone early, going on a 14-0 run to take command. The Mustangs shot 50 percent from the field in the opening period, sinking 9 of 18 shots.

Senior guard Lauren West inflicted much of the first-quarter damage, scoring 10 of her game-high 23 points.

“We came out strong and kept it going,’’ she said.

Papio, one of the highest-scoring teams in Class A, was held to six points in the opening quarter. The Monarchs had scored 28 in the first period four nights earlier in an 82-77 win over Lincoln East.

“Coach Diehl does a great job,’’ Papio coach Josh Siske said. “They had a great game plan, so all of the credit goes to them.’’

The Mustangs extended their lead in the second quarter to grab a 37-12 halftime advantage. Millard North did a solid job containing Papio’s leading scorer, holding Josey Ryan to two first-half points.

A pair of West 3-pointers in the third quarter helped keep the Mustangs comfortably ahead as the Monarchs failed to gain any momentum. Siske took out his starters with five minutes left in the game as Papio trailed by 29.

“You never want to see something like this,’’ he said. “I was a little disappointed in our resolve because we just weren’t able to fight back.’’

It was only the second loss of the season for 17-2 Papio, which has been ranked No. 1 since winning the Metro Conference Holiday tournament four weeks ago. The Monarchs’ only other setback came Dec. 7 in a 75-72 home loss against Omaha Northwest.

Millard North won its sixth straight.

“The girls were playing really hard for each other tonight,’’ Diehl said. “And we were executing at both ends of the court.’’

The 13-3 Mustangs also dominated on the boards, finishing with a 39-22 edge. Nicole Avila-Ambrosi and Jayna Green each had seven rebounds, and Lexi Kraft chipped in six.

West said it was an important victory for the Mustangs, who shot 45 percent from the field, compared with 25 percent for the Monarchs.

“It means a lot to get this one,’’ she said. “I think it shows that everybody is pretty equal and anybody can beat anybody.’’

Diehl cautioned that the Mustangs still have a difficult road ahead. Of their six remaining regular-season games, the final four are against ranked opponents.

“We’re back to 0-0 tomorrow,’’ he said. “We have a lot of tough games ahead and we’ll need to be at our best for four quarters.’’

Millard North (13-3)....................22 15 12 13—62

At Papillion-La Vista (17-2)..............6 6 11 10—33

MN: Lexi Kraft 8, Elle Danley 7, Lauren West 23, Nicole Avila-Ambrosi 11, Jayna Green 3, Megan Chambers 4, Asia Bryant 6.

PLV: Olivia Boudreau 12, Dasia Howard 1, Mercy Milliken 2, Josey Ryan 9, Brooklyn Wrice 2, Olivia Kraft 3, Caitlyn Ryan 2, Lindsey Ingwerson 2.

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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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