Amy Sterup wanted to teach her team a lesson. The coach for Class C No. 2 North Bend Central figures that, at some point this season, the Tigers will need to find its way out of a slump and won't be able to rely on the safety net of a timeout.

Not even going 0-fer from the field in the fourth quarter could stop Class C No. 7 North Bend Central. That's because the Tigers roared to a 15-2 run over seven minutes of the second quarter. And just when it appeared Oakland-Craig was going to come all the way back from a 34-18 deficit, NBC hit 8 of 10 free throws in the final 1 minute, 50 seconds to finish off the 48-40 win.

North Bend Central avenged its loss to Stanton in the East Husker Conference title game this month with a 2-1 win vs. the Mustangs at Logan View’s triangular Tuesday near Hooper.

Class C No. 3 North Bend Central executed one of the biggest comebacks so far this season, handing top-rated Wisner-Pilger its first loss 3-2 Tuesday in North Bend.

Twin River used its quickness to create points off turnovers for North Bend Central as the Titans raced to a 52-37 win against the Tigers Friday in both teams’ first game of the season in North Bend.

Three power hitters for North Bend Central combined for 42 kills to fend off a spirited Howells-Dodge team in straight sets Tuesday night in North Bend and improve to 22-3.

The No. 2-rated Stanton volleyball team can cross one history-making event off their to-do list this season -- win the East Husker Conference volleyball tournament.

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