On paper, subdistrict B-6 was one of — if not the — toughest subdistrict in Class B. On Monday, the games didn't live up to the billing.

No. 1 seed Aurora handled No. 4 seed Grand Island Northwest 69-47 in the opening game while No. 2 York handled No. 3 Hastings 58-33.

Here are takeaways from the subdistrict B-6 semifinals:

» Every time I watch South Dakota State signee Baylor Scheierman play, I notice something he has added to his game. He is without a doubt the best passer in the state, no matter the grade or classification. On Monday, he showed the ability to take smaller defenders in the post and score with a move that is usually reserved for post players. Scheierman could have had a triple-double if he played the entire game. With the outcome not in doubt, he sat most of the second half, finishing with 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

» If you leave Aurora's Cade Reichardt open, he likely will score. Reichardt scored 11 of the Huskies' first 15 points, including their first nine of the game. He finished with a game-high 24 points on 10-of-12 shooting from the field, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc.

» York senior guard Jeb Lucas had a nice game scoring the ball. He could develop into the Dukes' second scoring option as the postseason continues. Lucas scored 14 points in the Dukes' win and can handle the ball under pressure.

» You better bring your hard hat and be ready for a physical grind when you play against York. In particular, Northern State signee Brady Danielson and Nebraska football signee Garrett Snodgrass. Danielson scored a game-high 19 points, but it was his timely shots and tough defense in the first half that put the game away.

» It wasn't Connor Creech's day. The left-handed junior from Hastings finished with a team-high 13 points, but he didn't really get going which is a credit to the senior-laden Dukes. Creech will only learn from games like this and will need to match the Dukes' toughness if a matchup with York is in the cards for a district championship on Saturday.

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