It's a bittersweet moment for Kianna Ibis as she heads into her fourth and final NCAA women's basketball tournament.
No women college basketball teams from the state earned a NCAA tournament berth this season, but Nebraska is still represented. Eight former prep standouts from Nebraska are in the tourney.
Top-seed Lincoln Pius X advanced in the Class A girls state basketball tournament Thursday with a 55-36 victory over Omaha Benson at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
In that must-win scenario, Benson prevailed 53-49 over Lincoln East. The Bunnies will go to state for the first time since 2015 while East also will qualify as the lone Class A wild card.
Delani Harris scored 16 points Thursday night to lead Omaha Benson to a 61-31 win over Gretna in a District A-4 semifinal.
Andre Woolridge, Angee Henry Nott, Brad Hildebrandt and the undefeated 1989 Millard South boys basketball team have been selected to the Omaha Sports Hall of Fame.
By her own admission, Quinesha Lockett is pretty quiet. Fortunately for Omaha Benson, her basketball skills do the talking. The 5-foot-8 senior guard is one of the top scorers in the state.
Quinesha Lockett scored 31 points Thursday night to lead Omaha Benson to a 70-29 road win over Elkhorn South.
While that 7-1 record looks pretty good, Omaha Benson coach Finis Jones knows the Bunnies’ schedule is about to get tougher. Still, that’s a positive start for a team seeking to get back to the state tournament.
OPS wants to combine the two teams because of low student participation at both schools and lack of facilities at Benson.
Defense leads the way early in the season for Grand Island as the Islanders figure things out on the offensive end. That worked out just fine on Saturday as the Islanders capped off back-to-back wins for the weekend with a 49-31 victory over Omaha Benson.
After high school Quinesha Lockett hopes to fill up the stat sheet playing in the Mid-American Conference. The Omaha Benson star gave her verbal commitment to Toledo on Monday night.
Terrence Mackey, a 1979 Benson graduate, will take over as the school's football coach.
Kianna Ibis was thrilled when she saw Arizona State flash on the TV screen during Monday’s NCAA Selection Show. Then she saw who the seventh-seeded Sun Devils would be matched up with in the opening round.
Deion Wells-Ross has taken his senior basketball season as far as it can go.
Quinesha Lockett scored 24 points Friday night to lead host Omaha Benson to a 58-46 win over Millard West.
The Vikings rallied from a seven-point deficit to post a 60-48 victory over Elkhorn South in one of eight first-round games at Ralston Arena. North (3-3) advanced to play top-ranked Millard South when the tourney resumes Tuesday.
A steal and layup by Taylor Beacom with 18 seconds left in overtime boosted Papillion-La Vista South to a 54-53 win over Omaha Benson on Friday night at the Metro Holiday tournament.
Ralston Arena will be a very busy place the next six days as the Metro Conference’s holiday basketball tournament runs its course.
Brackets and schedules have been released for the Metro Conference holiday basketball tournament, which will be played Dec. 28-Jan. 4 at Ralston Arena.
One of the state’s top basketball players has enrolled at Omaha Benson with his first day of school coming on Wednesday. Omaha Public Schools confirmed the enrollment of Junub Char, who would immediately be eligible to play basketball for the Bunnies under Nebraska School Activities Association rules.
Steve Warren knows there’s one number, aside from the final score, that his defensive staff will particularly relish from Friday’s game at Omaha Benson. Omaha Northwest created eight turnovers as the Huskies were in control from the start for a 45-10 victory.
The Locker Room camp series (formerly MG Camp) came to a conclusion on Tuesday morning with the High School Jamboree. The teams participating were Omaha Benson, Omaha Bryan, Omaha Burke, Omaha Central, Omaha North, Papillion-LaVista South and Omaha South.
Tyrie Fant has been hired as Omaha Benson’s boys basketball coach, with Finis Jones the school’s new girls basketball coach.
Omaha Northwest is off to its best start in 25 years. While coach Steve Warren is excited about how his team is playing, he doesn’t want the first two games to be the highlight for the Huskies’ football season.
Lonnie Tapp said his long career as Omaha Benson’s football and girls track coach left him with no regrets and a lot of fond memories and friendships. Tapp will receive the Image Award from the Nebraska Black Sports Hall of Fame at a banquet Thursday night.