LINCOLN – Sandhills/Thedford faced St. Mary’s in the Semifinal round of the girls Class D2 state basketball tournament on Friday, March 4 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Just a year ago, St. Mary’s won the state championship in Class D1.
The Knights jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead over the Cardinals, but St. Mary’s bounced back and led 16-12 after the first quarter. The Cardinals extended their lead at halftime, leading 33-23 at the intermission.
Sandhills/Thedford was able to battle back within four points in the second half, but St. Mary’s was able to hold on for the win, 58-50.
During the game, Sandhills/Thedford’s Rebecca Higgins broke the Class D2 state tournament record by making seven three-pointers in the game, on her way to a team-high 25 points.
Sandhills/Thedford will meet Falls City Sacred Heart for third place Saturday morning at 9:00 am at North Star High School.