Omaha Westside left nothing to chance Thursday night in its A-2 district final against Omaha Northwest.

Senior guard Quinn Weidemann helped make sure of that.

Weidemann scored a game-high 27 points to lead the host Warriors to a 58-36 win. Top 10 second-rated Westside (24-3) advances to the state tournament after a one-year absence while the Huskies finish 14-12.

It was Northwest that kept the Warriors home last year, defeating Westside on its home court in the district final. The Warriors lost out on the lone wild card when Millard South was upset by Kearney in its district final.

“We talked about that so much,’’ Weidemann said. “It was our motivation tonight and we definitely wanted to play them again.’’

Adding fuel to the fire was Northwest’s 77-74 overtime win over host Westside three weeks ago.

“The third time was the charm for them,’’ Huskies coach Genese Hodges said. “We just couldn’t beat them a third straight time in their house.’’

Weidemann, a two-time All-Nebraska selection, seemed especially motivated. She had 11 points in the first quarter and 21 by halftime, including five 3-pointers.

She added three baskets in the third quarter to finish with 27. She also pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds before leaving to a nice ovation late in the fourth quarter.

“She was the engine to their train,’’ Hodges said. “No matter how we tried to slow her down, we couldn’t do it.’’

The Huskies stayed close early, trailing just 15-11 after the first quarter. But the Warriors extended their advantage to 17 in the second and carried a 34-19 lead into the locker room.

A pair of 3-pointers by Ella Wedergren in the third quarter helped stretch Westside’s lead to 25. Three more Wedergren baskets in the final period helped finish off the victory.

“We played a little better this time around,’’ Westside coach Steve Clark said. “We had a lot more urgency compared to the game a few weeks ago.’’

Westside sank nine 3-pointers, with Weidemann going 5 for 10 from behind the arc. Wedergren, Abby Hellman and Caroline Leibel also connected from long range.

Nevaeh McKinney led the Huskies with 12 points while Caliana Fenceroy finished with 10.

The loss denied Northwest its second straight state tournament berth after reaching that destination last year for the first time in 37 years.

“They wanted it more tonight,’’ Hodges said. “I felt like we were ready to play but they really got after us.’’

Omaha Northwest (14-12).......11 8 5 12—36

At Omaha Westside (24-3).......15 19 13 11—58

NW: Nevaeh McKinney 4-6 1-2 12, Ale’jah Douglas 1-6 0-0 2, Alyssa Thorson 0-1 0-0 0, Ma’Lisa Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Marissa Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Caliana Fenceroy 3-12 4-6 10, Jadai Burns 2-8 1-4 5, Alyssa Gappa 1-2 0-0 2, Kaylynn Tucker 2-5 1-1 5, Kaylah Lemon 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 13-45 7-13 36.

W: Brooklyn James 0-4 0-0 0, Sylvia Fehr 0-2 0-0 0, Katie Andersen 1-1 0-0 2, Caroline Leibel 1-8 2-2 5, Lauren Fehr 2-7 2-7 6, Ella Wedergren 5-8 1-2 13, Quinn Weidemann 9-19 4-5 27, Abby Hellman 1-3 2-4 5, Elizabeth Robinson 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 19-54 11-20 58.

3-point goals: NW 3-10 (McKinney 3-4, Fenceroy 0-6); W 9-27 (Weidemann 5-10, Wedergren 2-4, Hellman 1-1, Leibel 1-7, Fehr 0-1, James 0-4). Rebounds: NW 37 (Burns 10); W 36 (Weidemann 13). Total fouls: NW 18; W 17. Fouled out: Burns. Turnovers: NW 19; W 8. Field-goal percentage: NW .288; W .351. Free-throw percentage: NW .538; W .550.

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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