Three-point king: Ainsworth senior Brady Delimont is the state’s king of the 3-pointer. With five treys in Tuesday’s win over Anselmo-Merna, he has 311 in four seasons to top the record 309 by Rylee Reinertson of Gibbon two years ago. Delimont only broke the school record two games ago.
Home games at stake: Omaha South, Fremont, Papillion-La Vista and Omaha Creighton Prep seem assured of hosting games throughout the Class A district tournaments. But this weekend’s games almost certainly will jumble the point standings. Districts start Feb. 26 with the five-team District A-1.
Class B sites set: Papillion-La Vista South has been selected to host the District B-2 tournament that includes four ranked teams — Gretna, Omaha Skutt, Elkhorn South and Omaha Gross. B-3, with Bennington the only ranked team, will be played at Omaha Bryan. Other sites set are B-5 at Grand Island and B-6 at Ogallala.
— Stu Pospisil
Tigers back on track: Fremont tumbled all the way from No. 1 to No. 8 in the ratings after losing twice last week, and the Tigers survived a close call Tuesday night (63-61) against unranked Lincoln Northeast to get back in the win column. Look for Fremont to roll in its home finale Friday night against Grand Island to generate momentum heading into districts.
Knights improving: Lincoln Southeast has won its past three games — including an upset of previous No. 1 Fremont — to even its record at 11-11. The Knights have a game Saturday night at Omaha Marian in a contest between two proud schools that haven’t been to state in a few years (2010 for Marian, 2013 for Southeast).
Huskies’ time is now: Omaha Northwest had high hopes entering the season and has put together a solid 13-win campaign for first-year head coach Donnie Johnson. A victory in the Huskies’ regular-season finale Friday against Papillion-La Vista South would help foster hope that Northwest has a shot at its first state tourney berth since 1980.
— Mike Patterson