Benson, Bellevue West Advance To Semifinals

By: WOWT - Email
By: WOWT - Email

Nebraska State Tournament
Girls Class A Finals

Lincoln Northeast 70 South Sioux City 55
Omaha Benson 63 Kearney 36
Bellevue West 66 Bellevue East 47
Millard West 70 Fremont 65

Omaha Benson and Bellevue West have advanced to the Class A semi-finals of the Nebraska Girls State Basketball Tournament.

The #2 Bunnies defeated Kearney 63-36 in the opening round of the state tournament at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Benson junior Kianna Ibis led the Bunnies with 19 points and 16 rebounds. Benson raised their record to 24-2 on the season. The Bunnies will face the #6 seed Lincoln Northeast in the semi-finals on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

The number one seed Bellevue West rolled past their rival Bellevue East 66-47. The Thunderbirds were led by Cloe Akin-Otiko, who scored 22 points.

Bellevue West raised its record to 25-2 this season. The Thunderbirds were the Class A Runner-Up in 2013. The Thunderbirds will play in the semi-finals at 8:45pm on Friday night.

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