Down by eight midway through the third quarter, Lincoln Christian sophomore Justin Bubak helped spark a rally.
The World-Herald's Stu Pospisil put together capsules previewing the upcoming boys state basketball tournament.
The Cavaliers get 28 points from Aspen Jansa to set up semifinal with Lincoln Christian.
It wasn’t until Jacob Herbek’s putback of a missed free throw with 37.1 seconds left that the Crusaders were able to close the door on the Patriots for a 51-44 victory in the Subdistrict 9 final.
The Grand Island Central Catholic boys basketball team passed its first postseason test in its quest for the state tournament.
The Grand Island Central Catholic girls basketball team led beginning to end, handling an athletic Central City team for a 58-41 victory Tuesday at Grand Island High in the Class C1-9 subdistrict tournament.
When Oak Hill and Sunrise Christian had been to the Heartland Hoops Classic, they played Goliath to the local underdogs, Omaha and Papillion kids with the same first two numbers in their zip codes.
Big rebounds compensated for missed free throws down the stretch for Grand Island Central Catholic during Saturday’s Heartland Hoops Classic.
Makenna Asher nearly didn’t miss on Thursday.
The long-limbed Warriors and their 1-3-1 zone made life miserable for Grand Island Central Catholic on Saturday night in a 60-50 victory. Class C-1 No. 2 Wahoo (16-2) broke open a close game in the final four minutes to nail down the win.
The girls bracket is set: Pierce and Crofton will square off in the Mid-State Conference championship game Saturday evening at the Cox Activities Center on the Northeast Community College campus.
Jack Goering bounced back in Grand Island Central Catholic’s second outing against Lincoln Lutheran this season.
The first several minutes of the fourth quarter made a big difference for David City Aquinas against the Grand Island Central Catholic girls basketball team.
The Grand Island Central Catholic boys basketball team found themselves in survival mode in the second half against Adams Central.
After seeing Grand Island Central Catholic take the lead for the first time since the opening quarter with 3:35 left in the game, Centura came back with a 12-2 run to take a 58-49 victory Thursday.
Few if anyone would have guessed the 3-point shot would be the key to victory for the Grand Island Central Catholic girls basketball team.
In a tough, physical battle, Mayra Almayra and Class C-1 No. 4-rated Grand Island Central Catholic found a way to get past Grand Island Northwest Tuesday.
With the two teams possessing the same record while belonging in the same class and conference, the GICC boys proved superior to rival David City Aquinas.
GICC was coming off a disappointing 63-48 loss to Class B No. 1 York, but were able to right the ship with a clear-cut victory.
Grand Island Central Catholic proved once again Friday that the Crusaders are committed to playing their way, and so far the evidence suggests it works.
Never mind that cold shooting third quarter, Grand Island Central Catholic found a way to win anyway Tuesday at home. The Crusaders (4-3) shot just 1-for-13 in third, but still came away with a 40-28 win over Blue Hill (5-4).
Grand Island Central Catholic kicked its offense into overdrive in the second half against Gothenburg, and the result was a 60-30 victory in the finals of the GICC Holiday Tournament.
It wasn’t the cleanest effort Grand Island Central Catholic will turn in this season, but it was a win and it helped the Crusaders into the title game of its home holiday tournament.
After a tight first set, Wahoo’s offense got better and better. And winning the opening game certainly helped.
Grand Island Central Catholic was in danger of being down 2-0 in the Class C-1 semifinals. But the No. 1 Crusaders fought off two set points to even the match with No. 2 Lincoln Lutheran.
Megan Woods helped Grand Island Central Catholic get over the hump at state.