Final game marks ending, beginning for dad and son

Brady Delimont took back the state’s career 3-point record for Ainsworth after it had a two-year detour in Gibbon. Delimont, who will walk on at South Dakota next season, will play his final prep game on Monday.

LINCOLN — It’s family night at Monday’s Nebraska Coaches Association’s all-star basketball games at Lincoln North Star.

Brady Delimont of Ainsworth, who owns the boys state record for career 3-pointers, will be coached by his father, Brian, for the last time in the 8 p.m. boys game.

The doubleheader on NET2 begins at 6 p.m. with the girls game.

“It will be emotional, I think, and something I’ll remember for the rest of my life,” Brady said.

“I’ve played for my dad for years. He’s been hard on me at times, but I appreciate everything he’s done for where I am today.”

Adding to the theme will be twins Landon and Bailey Zarybnicky of Beatrice. Bailey is in the girls game and Landon in the boys.

Brady Delimont is walking on at South Dakota, where he’s attended camps for many years, and plans on redshirting this season.

At Ainsworth, he played in two state tournaments and scored 1,888 points. His 320 treys topped the 309 set in 2014 by Gibbon’s Rylee Reinertson and returns the record back to the Bulldogs after Jesse Carr made 303 ending in 2008.

“I remember when I was in fourth, maybe third grade, and was manager for Jesse’s team that got to state,” Delimont said. “Watching them win it all made me work harder to get to that position.

“The record was a great accomplishment. Jesse had it, then Rylee did and now I have it.”

The state’s only Division I scholarship recruit in the Class of 2016, Triston Simpson of Lincoln North Star, is Delimont’s teammate this week — and then at South Dakota.

“I had heard of him, and now we’re roommates,” Delimont said. “I love the guy. He’s been working hard, a great player and student, and it will be great to play with him in this game and the next few years.”

Brian Delimont, who’s assisting Zac Foster of Adams Central, will be in his final prep game as well. He stepped down as the Bulldogs’ coach after the season, saying he has daughters coming through age-group basketball and the school had teaching openings that could fill the position.

“I’ll bow out and see if I can sit in the stands and keep my mouth shut,” he said. “I’ll keep doing the summer program in town and the Nebraska Select program, too.”

As for Monday’s game, “we got matched up with great guys,” he said. “And on the other side, there’s a legendary coach with Mike Weiss (from Wahoo Neumann). We’re looking forward to it.”

The NCA all-star series continues Tuesday with volleyball at North Star at 7 p.m., with coverage on NET2, and Wednesday with softball at 4 p.m. at Nebraska’s Bowlin Stadium. The nine-inning game will air on NET1.

Nebraska Coaches Association’s all-star rosters:

Boys basketball

8 p.m. Monday (NET2) at Lincoln North Star

Blues: Taggart Bailey, Pierce; Logan Cale, Lincoln North Star; Matt Hahn, Fremont; Bart Hiscock, Bennington; Drew Homa, Nate Schimonitz, Omaha Creighton Prep; AJ Jackson, Bellevue West; Zach Kitten, Hastings St. Cecilia; Trevor McKeone, Lexington; Sam Morris, Lincoln Southeast; Jared Samuelson, Gretna; Landon Zarybnicky, Beatrice. Coaches: Mike Weiss, Wahoo Neumann; Luke Olson, Bennington

Reds: Derek Boyd, Hastings SC; Brady Delimont, Ainsworth; Dillon Hernandez, Scottsbluff; Andy Kerkman, Clearwater-Orchard; Chad Lechtenberg, Papillion-La Vista; Matt Miller, Norfolk Catholic; Clay Reimers, Lincoln East; Triston Simpson, Lincoln North Star; Brevin Sloup, Seward; Wanjang Tut, Omaha Burke; Brandon Villalpando, Norfolk; Ryan Williams, Fremont. Coaches: Zac Foster, Adams Central; Brian Delimont, Ainsworth

Girls basketball

6 p.m. Monday (NET2) at Lincoln North Star

Blues: Shelby Bretschneider, Pierce; Rylie Cascio Jensen, Meghan Luper, Fremont; Colby Duvel, Platteview; Shandra Farmer, Hastings St. Cecilia; Jacki Fowler, Adams Central; Maggie Goltz, Falls City Sacred Heart; Sydney Hupp, O’Neill SM; Nicole Kent, Dundy County-Stratton; Elli McMeekin, Columbus; Hannah Ostrom, Lexington; Augusta Thramer, South Sioux City. Coaches: Jason Boyd, Kearney; Luke Santo, Falls City Sacred Heart

Reds: Tehillah Alphonso, Omaha Marian; Grace Barry, Lincoln East; Katey Brown, West Point GACC; Emma Grenfell, York; Amanda Hansen, West Point-Beemer; Dawn Marie Klabenes, CWC; Philomena Lammers, Millard West; Madison Meadows, Gretna; Sophia Pankratz, Hastings; Rebecca Stewart, Minden; Danielle Wieseler, Wynot; Bailey Zarybnicky, Beatrice. Coaches: Scott Polacek, Howells-Dodge; Wally Johnson, Louisville


7 p.m. Tuesday (NET2) at Lincoln North Star

Blues: Kylie Belt, Emerson-Hubbard; Brianna Boender, Waverly; Dani Carlson, Elkhorn; Chandler Hageman, Chadron; Raegan LeGrand, Papillion-LV South; Emily Lenners, Freeman; Cassidy Loberg, Millard West; Nerissa Moravec, Lincoln Southeast; Olivia Nicholson, North Platte; Maddie Squiers, Kearney Catholic; Katie Stephens, Papillion-LV; Brittany Witt, Omaha Marian; Alyssa Woodman, Omaha Skutt; Amanda Young, Gretna. Coaches: Kristen Lebeda-Svehla, Papillion-LV; Dani White, Freeman

Reds: Morgan Alexander, Ord; Kayla Bachle, Grand Island NW; Taylor Crandall, Papillion-LV South; Taylor Els, Lincoln Southwest; Kelsey Green, Elkhorn South; Lauren Hinrichs, Doniphan-Trumbull; Kiley Hixson, Aurora; Mollie Kaps, Bertrand; Breanne Kreikemeier, West Point GACC; Alison Kuenle, North Platte; Elizabeth Loschen, Marian; Halie McCardle, Gretna; Maeghan Pieper, Columbus Scotus; Payton Rosendahl, Columbus Lakeview. Coaches: Mary Schropfer, Lincoln Southwest; Jodi Brown, Omaha Central


4 p.m. Wednesday (NET1) at Bowlin Stadium

Blues: Marinda Bryant, Alexis Oden, Beatrice; Emma Dargy, Sam Dellinger, Sara Sempek, Papillion-La Vista; Madison Finley, Papillion-La Vista South; Camille Fowler, Ally Marcisak, Millard South; Kenna Heath, Seward; Kaitlyn Johnson, Kearney; Maddie Kment, Blair; Michaela Mason, Millard West; Danica Meierhenry, Norris; Danica Schaefer, Wayne; Ashton Whited, Elkhorn South. Coaches: John Moody, Seward; Terry Graver, Elkhorn South

Reds: Jessica Briley, Wahoo Neumann; Paige Gerdes, Millard South; Mackenzie Helman, Morgan Shipley, Lincoln Pius X; Emily Klosterman, Mikaela Pechar, Millard West; Libby Knapple, Hastings; Lexie Linderman, Marian; Sabrina Luttig, Arlington; Tayler Marshall, Lincoln Southwest; Elaina Mayer, Lincoln North Star; Brittany Schmiedt, Papillion-La Vista South; Jordyn Stearns, York; Kaitlyn Weis, Omaha Skutt. Coaches: Don Rempe, Pius X; Peter Theoharis, Hastings

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