Falls City Sacred Heart’s Lauren Parrish hit a 3-pointer with six seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime and the top-rated Irish won 52-51.
The Longhorns hadn't made it out of the first round in three previous girls state basketball appearances.
The World-Herald's Mike Patterson put together capsules previewing the upcoming girls state basketball tournament.
No. 3-ranked Exeter-Milligan used a dominant serve to defeat Hyannis 19-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-15 in a Class D-2 semifinal Friday at the state volleyball tournament.
In the first quarter of Thursday’s Class D-2 quarterfinal against No. 10 Hyannis, No. 3 O’Neill St. Mary’s showed a glimpse of what their pace and pressure could do. But it was a third-quarter flurry that put the game out of reach and the Cardinals into the second round.
Gabe Haney is Hyannis’ leading man — on stage and on the football field. Last year, Haney was named the outstanding male performer as the school repeated as the Class D-2 champion in the state play production competition.
The deerflies are the worst. Add in the heat and the dust, and Gabe Haney and most of his Hyannis teammates would have had every reason to collapse at home after haying for 11 hours or more every day.