BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
Alliance 73, Sidney 29
Alma 65, Arapahoe 58
Ansley-Litchfield 45, Pleasanton 38
Archbishop Bergan 63, West Point-Beemer 46
Ashland-Greenwood 54, Malcolm 49
Auburn 56, Johnson County Central 41
Aurora 72, Holdrege 41
Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 80, Pender 34
Battle Creek 63, O'Neill 46
Bayard 59, Hyannis 54
Bellevue West 80, Millard South 49
Bishop Neumann 63, Lincoln Christian 55
Bloomfield 63, Wausa 39
Blue Hill 48, Heartland Lutheran 43
Boone Central/Newman Grove 45, Crofton 43
Boyd County 52, Clearwater/Orchard 46
Broken Bow 72, Minden 52
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 58, Meridian 27
Burwell 62, CWC 33
Cambridge 63, Bertrand 55
Cedar Bluffs 49, Winside 15
Chase County 57, Sutherland 45
Columbus Lakeview 58, Central City 42
Cross County 77, Friend 44
David City 64, Clarkson/Leigh 57
Deshler 45, Lawrence-Nelson 31
Douglas County West 80, Tekamah-Herman 42
Elkhorn Mount Michael 66, Arlington 36
Elm Creek 65, Elwood 29
Elmwood-Murdock 37, Louisville 30
Eustis-Farnam 66, Medicine Valley 48
Exeter/Milligan 48, Dorchester 29
Franklin 49, Red Cloud 34
Freeman 64, Sterling 35
Fullerton 76, Palmer 25
Garden County 67, Leyton 22
Giltner 42, McCool Junction 32
Grand Island 50, Lincoln Pius X 40
Grand Island Central Catholic 50, St. Paul 40
Gretna 48, Norris 37
Guardian Angels 75, Winnebago 57
Hartington Cedar Catholic 55, Norfolk Catholic 53
Hartington-Newcastle 49, Randolph 36
Hastings St. Cecilia 55, Centura 54
Hemingford 66, Crawford 41
High Plains Community 55, Osceola 38
Howells/Dodge 67, Lutheran High Northeast 63
Humphrey St. Francis 43, Twin River 28
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 71, Plainview 29
Johnson-Brock 63, Mead 38
Kearney 75, Millard West 58
Kenesaw 57, Wood River 52
Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 80, Wynot 39
Lexington 36, Grand Island Northwest 24
Lincoln High 72, Omaha Westside 63
Lincoln Lutheran 77, Boys Town 54
Lincoln North Star 54, Fremont 42
Loomis 70, Maxwell 44
Milford 66, Syracuse 45
Minatare 68, Potter-Dix 24
Mitchell 67, Kimball 55
Neligh-Oakdale 60, Niobrara/Verdigre 51
Norfolk 58, Lincoln Northeast 42
North Bend Central 65, Fort Calhoun 37
Ogallala 93, Gothenburg 40
Omaha Bryan 57, Omaha Burke 40
Omaha Central 77, Lincoln Southwest 48
Omaha Christian Academy 55, Nebraska Christian 46
Omaha Creighton Prep 74, Papillion-LaVista 44
Omaha Nation 76, Allen 52
Omaha North 49, Lincoln East 47
Omaha Roncalli 43, Elkhorn 35
Osmond 68, Elkhorn Valley 33
Overton 67, Gibbon 60
Palmyra 52, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 45
Papillion-LaVista South 75, Omaha Northwest 54
Paxton 58, North Platte St. Patrick's 45
Platteview 61, Columbus 57
Ponca 75, Creighton 40
Sandy Creek 52, Heartland 42
Schuyler 54, Raymond Central 37
Scottsbluff 66, Gering 53
Shelby/Rising City 71, East Butler 55
Shelton 68, Silver Lake 44
Southern Valley 43, Axtell 39
Southwest 60, Maywood-Hayes Center 42
Spalding Academy 62, St. Edward 42
St. Mary's 76, Elgin Public/Pope John 39
Stanton 45, Emerson-Hubbard 39
Stuart 63, North Central 40
Sutton 77, Superior 29
Wakefield 67, Homer 53
Wallace 62, Creek Valley 49
Wauneta-Palisade 69, Dundy County-Stratton 51
Wayne 54, Pierce 47
West Holt 67, Ewing 28
Wisner-Pilger 83, Madison 53
Yutan 50, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 35
POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS=
Ainsworth vs. Cody-Kilgore, ccd.
Bridgeport vs. Perkins County, ccd.
Centennial vs. Wilber-Clatonia, ppd. to Feb 16th.
Central Valley vs. Riverside, ccd.
Conestoga vs. Weeping Water, ccd.
Fairbury vs. Falls City, ppd. to Feb 16th.
Hitchcock County vs. South Platte, ccd.
Kearney Catholic vs. Adams Central, ccd.
Mullen vs. Twin Loup, ccd.
Parkview Christian vs. Diller-Odell, ccd.
Sandhills/Thedford vs. Brady, ccd.
South Loup vs. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, ccd.
Southern vs. Pawnee City, ppd. to Feb 16th.
Tri County vs. Lewiston, ccd.
Walthill vs. Nebraska Lutheran, ccd.
Wilcox-Hildreth vs. Amherst, ccd.
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=
Ashland-Greenwood 54, Malcolm 49
Fremont 65, Lincoln North Star 38
Lincoln East 57, Omaha North 42
Lincoln Northeast 62, Norfolk 43
Millard South 76, Bellevue West 51
Millard West 65, Kearney 59
Omaha Burke 61, Omaha Bryan 12
Omaha Central 63, Lincoln Southwest 49
Omaha Westside 58, Lincoln High 55
Papillion-LaVista 64, Omaha Marian 39
Papillion-LaVista South 75, Omaha Northwest 54
The McCook Community College Men’s basketball team had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds but came up short losing at home to Trinidad State Friday 62-59.
“Trinidad just made plays at key times in the game and we didn’t,” MCC Coach Brandon Lenhart said.
Trailing 60-59 with 10.7 seconds left in the game, the Indians gained the length of the court but a drive to the rim from freshman Mardrez McBride (Augusta, Ga.) failed to fall, and the Trojans made a free-throw with 1.7 seconds left to ice the win.
“This one is a tough one to stomach,” Lenhart said. “Hats off to Trinidad State for grinding it out. This is a tough league night-in, night-out, home or road and they made enough plays to win on the road.”
After Trinidad State took an early six-point lead, neither team was able to pull away, as the game was tied four times in the first half, with two lead changes and no lead bigger than six points. The Trojans took a 31-28 halftime lead and were able to stretch the lead to nine points with four minutes into the second half.
“Trying to find a lift… trying to find energy tonight was tough at times,” Lenhart said. “AV came in and provided a spark at times.”
AV Banks, the redshirt sophomore from Portageville, Mo., went three-for-four from the 3-point line in the second half, including a three with 2:24 remaining in the game to give MCC a 59-58 lead. Banks was four-for-six on the night from the arc and led MCC with 15 points, but that 3-pointer was the final shot to fall for the Indians.
“We took difficult shots and our shooting percentage shows that,” Lenhart said. “We just didn’t play very smart at times.”
For the game MCC shot 33.3 percent from the field, shot 24.0 percent on 17 3-point shots and 69.2 percent on 13 free throws.
Trinidad shot 40.4 percent from the field, 36 percent on 25 3-pointers, and 53.8 percent on 13 free throws.
The Trojans out-rebounded MCC 41-38 and had more turnovers, 22-16.
“We had careless turnovers that being said we still had a chance to tie the game in regulation but couldn’t get it done,” Lenhart said.
Sophomore Amadou Dieye (Senegal) was the only other MCC player in double-figures with 11 points. He tied for team-high rebounds, seven, along with sophomore Peanut Cunningham (Louisville, Kent.) who added nine points.
Trinidad State improves to 16-8 and 3-5.
The Indians fall to 10-15 overall and 2-7 in South Sub-Region play.
MCC returns to the court at 4 p.m. Saturday to continue region play hosting Otero Junior College. The Indians wrap up region play with two games this week going to North Platte Wednesday and at home Saturday against Lamar Community College. The final game of the season will be a Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference game at home against Central Community College Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
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The McCook Community College Lady Indian basketball team picked up a Region IX South Sub-Region win Friday night 68-57 in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center.
“Tonight was a grinder of a game,” MCC Coach Kellen Fernetti said. “We kept playing and battling and found a way to get some points on the board in the second half that propelled us to the win.”
The Lady Indians were averaging 85.9 points per contest and after enjoying a 16-9 first quarter lead only led 28-24 at the half. While the Trojans held MCC to 22 points under their scoring average, the coach was extremely pleased with his defense.
“Our defense may have been the best it's been all year,” Fernetti said. “We really guarded hard for 40 minutes. Our press was effective and we got some turnovers in the second half that helped us.”
Sophomore transfer Hailey Tiles (Rogers, Ark.) led all scorers with 24 points and made it a double-double by picking up 10 rebounds. Freshman Makenna Bodette (Colorado Springs) also had a double-double with 19 points and 16 rebounds.
Sophomore Sam Hinkle, (Parachute, Colo.) scored 14 points and snagged six rebounds.
“We didn’t shoot the ball well tonight but Hailey Tiles, Makenna Bodette and Sam Hinkle scored well for us tonight,” Fernetti said. “Sometimes you have to find a way when the shots don’t fall and tonight we did.”
MCC shot 35.2 percent from the game, 22.2 percent from the 3-point line (six-for-27), and made 12 of 18 free-throw shots (66.7 percent). Trinidad shot 27.8 percent from the field, 17.9 percent from the 3-point line and 12 of 18 from the free-throw line (66.7 percent.) MCC out-rebounded the Trojans 51-44.
Trinidad falls to 12-11 on the season, and 3-4 in South Sub-region
MCC improves to 16-9 overall 4-4 in the region standings.
The Lady Indians are back at it Saturday at 2 p.m. to face Otero Junior College at home.
“This sets up a huge game vs Otero here at home and we will be excited for it,” Fernetti said.
After Saturday, the Lady Indians travel to Beatrice Monday for a 6 p.m. (women’s only) game at Southeast Community College, followed by Wednesday’s game at North Platte and then back home Saturday for a 2 p.m. game with Lamar Community College in which the sophomores will be honored. That is also the day of the Dick Driml Chili Cookoff and Veterans Appreciation Day.
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Jeremy Yilk after Cozad
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
Beatrice 64, Waverly 45
Bennington 79, Ralston 47
Columbus Scotus 68, Aquinas 52
Cozad 53, McCook 45
Hastings 67, Grand Island Northwest 43
Lincoln North Star 61, Millard West 43
Lincoln Pius X 64, Grand Island 47
Millard North 60, Fremont 45
Omaha Burke 65, Millard South 29
Omaha Creighton Prep 71, Papillion-LaVista South 40
Omaha Nation 96, Santee 38
Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Iowa 76, South Sioux City 58
Valentine 56, Gordon/Rushville 51
Weeping Water 61, Cornerstone Christian 37
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=
Lincoln East 57, Norfolk 47
Lincoln North Star 37, Millard West 35
Lincoln Pius X 56, Grand Island 33
Millard North 61, Fremont 57, OT
Millard South 69, Omaha Burke 42
Omaha Marian 63, Papillion-LaVista South 44
Syracuse 49, Auburn 45
Lincoln Christian 52, Milford 34
Louisville 66, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 32
Bishop Neumann 46, Wahoo 42
Omaha Roncalli 56, Omaha Concordia 47
North Bend Central 53, West Point-Beemer 46, OT
O'Neill 36, Pierce 24
Columbus Lakeview 43, Boone Central/Newman Grove 33
Adams Central 35, Grand Island Central Catholic 28
Broken Bow 32, St. Paul 26
Chase County 53, Ogallala 43
Mitchell 45, Chadron 23
Yutan 41, Nebraska City Lourdes 37
Freeman 28, Southern 27
Fillmore Central 56, Superior 55
Centennial 42, Cross County 18
Oakland-Craig 62, Guardian Angels 43
Clarkson/Leigh 39, Battle Creek 34
Hartington Cedar Catholic 45, Ponca 44
Crofton 53, Ainsworth 26
Twin River 48, Burwell 32
Hastings St. Cecilia 65, Blue Hill 37
Elm Creek 35, South Loup 28
Bayard 49, Bridgeport 47
Archbishop Bergan 71, Weeping Water 49
Johnson-Brock 42, Diller-Odell 35
Heartland 45, Deshler 33
Lawrence-Nelson 49, Giltner 39
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 44, Howells/Dodge 35
Randolph 55, Pender 42
Elkhorn Valley 44, Elgin Public/Pope John 42
Hartington-Newcastle 51, North Central 38
Pleasanton 53, Central Valley 46
Axtell 42, Overton 37
Dundy County-Stratton 54, Cambridge 42
North Platte St. Patrick's 58, Brady 24
Falls City Sacred Heart 36, Sterling 24
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 46, Exeter/Milligan 31
Humphrey St. Francis 67, Spalding Academy 26
Wynot 57, Bloomfield 31
CWC 51, Ewing 29
Kenesaw 39, Red Cloud 29
Loomis 46, Bertrand 37
Maywood-Hayes Center 54, Wauneta-Palisade 34
Mullen 41, Sandhills/Thedford 25
Arthur County 34, Paxton 13
South Platte 45, Minatare 31
Cody-Kilgore 54, Sioux County 38
The McCook Community College baseball team’s three-game series at Labette Community College (Kan.) for this weekend has been cancelled because of the weather.
The two teams were to play a doubleheader Saturday and a game Sunday. These games will not be made up but MCC Baseball Coach Jon Olsen said he will try to add three new games to the schedule.
The Indians (2-3 on the season) are next scheduled to travel to Great Bend, Kan. Wednesday to take on Barton County Community College followed by the first weekend of Empire League play Feb. 23-24 at Lamar, Colo.
MCC is slated to begin the home schedule Feb. 27 against Northeast Community College (Norfolk) in a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. at the Jaycee Sports Complex.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A California judge has signed an arrest warrant for Maurice Washington, clearing the way for the Nebraska running back to return to his home state to face charges related to his possession and distribution of a video of his former girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other people in 2016.
"We expected this, and were prepared for it," Washington attorney John Ball wrote in an email Thursday. "I have also specifically confirmed that we will continue to move forward with a self-surrender, meaning that Mr. Washington will not be arrested or extradited, and that he will voluntarily appear in court in California."
Ball also said he is in discussions with the prosecutor about possible resolutions.
Washington is accused of obtaining a video of the assault from one of the perpetrators, storing it on his cellphone and sending it to the girl last March. He has been charged with a felony count of possessing a video or photograph of a person under 18 who is engaging in or simulating sexual conduct and a misdemeanor count of distributing that video without consent, leading to the person suffering emotional distress.
Washington was a star at King's Academy in Sunnyvale, California, where he met the girl and the two dated. He later attended high school in Texas.
The girl told investigators she re-connected with Washington on Instagram early last year and initiated contact to congratulate him for earning a football scholarship. Washington, in Texas at the time, then made sexual advances on the social media platform, the girl said, and he became angry when she replied she was not interested in a romantic relationship.
On March 2, she said, she received a text with the video and a message that said, "Remember this hoe (sic)?" The girl said she knew it came from Washington because the phone number was the same as the one Washington had when the two were cordial.
"This is about two young people who were once boyfriend and girlfriend in the eighth grade, and their communications years later," Ball wrote. "Without all the facts, any judgment of anything in this case is premature, and would be based only on speculation and conjecture. Mr. Washington is presumed to be innocent. He will address this case in a court of law, relying on rules of evidence and due process."
Santa Clara County prosecutor Clarissa Hamilton said from San Jose, California, that one or both of the participants in the alleged assault were prosecuted in juvenile court. The charge or charges were unknown because juvenile records are sealed.
College Park, Md. - Nicea Eliely scored a season-high 18 points, but it was not enough to overcome Maryland's 16-0 run in the final 3:06 of the third quarter, as the No. 7 Terrapins ran to an 89-63 win over the Huskers at the Xfinity Center on Thursday night.
Nebraska trailed 51-43 after a three-pointer by Kayla Mershon capped a string of seven straight points by the freshman. But with 3:06 left Maryland's Brianna Fraser scored and drew a foul. That was the start of a 16-0 run to end the quarter to put the game out of reach.
Nebraska, which slipped to 6-8 in the Big Ten and 11-14 overall, got 11 points from Sam Haiby off the bench.
Kaila Charles led five Terrapins in double figures with 22 points, while Blair Watson pumped in 17 points and Fraser added 14 points off the bench. Stephanie Jones and Shakira Austin both pitched in 10 points to help Maryland improve to 23-2 overall and 12-2 in the Big Ten.
For the game, Nebraska hit 39.3 percent (22-56) of its shots from the field, including 7-of-16 threes (.438), while hitting 12-of-20 at the free throw line. The Huskers out-rebounded Maryland 42-41, but Maryland forced 19 turnovers by Nebraska while committing just eight of its own in the game. The Terps outscored the Huskers 19-2 in points off turnovers.
Maryland hit 42.9 percent (30-70) of its shots, including 6-of-15 threes (.400) and 23-of-31 free throws (.742).
Maryland jumped to a 9-0 lead in the game's first 2:05 and took its biggest lead of the first half at 15-4 with 3:05 left in the opening period, before Nebraska rallied. The Huskers trimmed the Terp margin to 22-15 at the end of the quarter, then pulled within 29-26 after an 11-4 surge over a four-minute span that started with back-to-back threes by Eliely and ended with a three-pointer from Taylor Kissinger with 4:42 left in the half.
Maryland responded to push the margin back to seven at 41-34 at halftime. Eliely led the Huskers with 12 first-half points, including 10 in the second quarter, while Haiby added seven points. Kate Cain contributed four points, five rebounds, four blocks and two assists in the opening 20 minutes.
In the half, Nebraska hit 44.4 percent (12-27) of its shots, including 6-of-10 threes, while adding 4-of-6 free throws. The Huskers out-rebounded Maryland 20-18 in the half and blocked six shots as a team.
Maryland responded by shooting 42.9 percent (15-35) in the half, including 2-of-7 threes. The Terps also hit 9-of-12 free throws. First-quarter turnovers set the tone in the first half for Maryland, as the Terrapins forced eight first-quarter turnovers by Nebraska and turned those mistakes into eight points. The Huskers committed just three turnovers in the second quarter. Maryland turned the ball over just three times in the half.
Fraser led Maryland with nine points off the bench in the half, while Watson added eight points. Austin and Charles both contributed seven first-half points, while Jones pitched in six points.
The Huskers return home to battle another top-25 team on Sunday, when Nebraska takes on Michigan State. Tip-off between the Big Red and the No. 24 Spartans is set for 3 p.m., and tickets are available now at Huskers.com.