LINCOLN — A slow start offensively for both teams offensively gave way to a frantic final two minutes in Class D-2 No. 3 Exeter-Milligan’s 52-45 win over No. 5 Red Cloud in Thursday’s first round at Lincoln Southwest.
The World-Herald's Mike Patterson put together capsules previewing the upcoming girls state basketball tournament.
Basketball is a numbers game. And Red Cloud simply came up short Friday night on almost every one imaginable.
Class D-2’s reigning power helped usher along an abrupt end to the Cinderella story on Day 1 at the girls state basketball tournament.
It was business as usual for Class D-2 No. 1 Hampton in the opening round of the state tournament Thursday. The undefeated Hawks defeated No. 7 Red Cloud 25-14, 25-10, 25-15 to record their 32nd sweep out of 33 matches.
With what was Patriot Day to the Heartland Lutheran football team to honor Sept. 11, Red Hornet quarterback Jacob Simonson provided plenty of fireworks in the opening quarter.
When it came down to crunch time, Heartland Lutheran was ready. The Red Hornets put on a big run in the fourth set Friday against Red Cloud to pull the match away in a 25-16, 25-20, 18-25, 25-19 win over the Warriors, at Heartland Lutheran High School.
As you drive into Milligan from the north, the right side of the road has the Exeter-Milligan players’ and the coaches’ names listed on signs. Then very last sign says “One Team, One Mission.”
We now enter the part of the season where there is no tomorrow unless you win the next game on your schedule.
With the 13 wins last year and a perfect 8-0 regular season in 2014, the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves won their 21st consecutive game Friday night with a 50-6 thumping of the Red Cloud Warriors.