Sunrise 50, Papillion-La Vista 49
Omaha Skutt 75, Gothenburg 66
Columbus Scotus 52, O’Neill 35
Bishop Neumann 68, York 43
Gretna 63, Beatrice 52
Omaha South 57, Aurora 52
Elmwood-Murdock 52, Grand Island Central Catholic 42
COMPLETE GAME RECAPS FROM THE OMAHA WORLD HERALD AND GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Tahj Glover finally showed up in the second half. Aurora’s shooters are still missing.
Glover led Omaha South past Aurora, Class B’s top-ranked team and sixth overall in the state, 57-52 in Saturday’s 10th Heartland Hoops Classic.
A 6-foot junior, Glover had 17 of his game-high 21 points after halftime.
The lineup has been announced for the 10th Annual Heartland Hoops Classic, which will take place February 11, 2017. The event will once again include eight exciting high school basketball match-ups, including the headliner game of Papillion-La Vista vs. Sunrise Christian Academy, a nationally known team out of Wichita, KS. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. and includes the following eight games:
9:00 a.m. Grand Island Central Catholic vs Elmwood Murdock
10:45 a.m. Omaha Skutt Catholic vs Gothenburg
12:30 p.m. O’Neill vs Scotus Central Catholic
2:15 p.m. Bishop Neumann vs York
4:00 p.m. Gretna vs Beatrice
5:45 p.m. St. Cecilia vs Winnebago
7:30 p.m. Omaha South vs Aurora
9:15 p.m. Sunrise Christian Academy, Wichita, KS vs Papillion La Vista
Tickets go on sale December 1, and are available at the Heartland Events Center box office and http://www.ticketmaster.com/ General admission tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for students, and are good for all eight games. A limited number of courtside seats are available for $75 each.
Media passes will be issued for this event but NSAA passes will not be accepted. News and sports department personnel who wish to receive media credentials should contact Erin Martinez at 308-379-0283 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is proudly brought to you by Tom Dinsdale Automotive, West Faidley Medical Center, Pro Team Design and TM Sporting Goods.
It is sponsored generously by these businesses: Home Federal Bank, Five Points Bank, Gary Thompson Agency, GI Sports Council, Jerrys Sheet Metal & Bosselman’s Pump & Pantry.
February 13, 2016
FINAL: Amherst def. BDS, 70-40
FINAL: Riverside def. Clearwater-Orchard, 71-48
FINAL: Winnebago def. Gothenburg, 80-78
FINAL: Seward def. Grand Island Central Catholic, 59-25
FINAL: Columbus Scotus vs Adams Central def. Columbus Scotus, 61-52
FINAL: Hastings St. Cecilia def. Sidney, 59-42
FINAL: Aurora def. Bishop Neumann, 67-64 OT
FINAL: Overland High School Aurora Colorado def. Omaha South, 59-55
Oak Hill Academy’s Joe Hampton shoots as Omaha South’s Anthony Naimie defends during Saturday’s Heartland Hoops Classic game at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island. Oak Hill defeated Omaha South 59-54 (Matt Dixon Photo)
(Articles and recaps appeared originally in The Grand Island Independent and were written by Bob Hamar) Omaha South gave the No. 1-ranked team in the nation all it wanted in the final game of the Heartland Hoops Classic Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. But Oak Hill Academy had just enough to come away with a 59-54 victory over the Packers, who are the No. 2-ranked team in Nebraska behind unbeaten Norfolk.
Oak Hill’s Dwayne Bacon, a Florida State commit, led all scorers with 32 points. He was the only Warrior player to score in double figures. Omaha South coach Bruce Chubick Sr. said he knew the Packers had an uphill battle ahead of them in the eyes of most people against a team that probably has at least a couple of future NBA players.
“Here’s my take. There wasn’t a person in the arena that thought we had a prayer, including you guys (the media). Not anybody thought we had a prayer,” Chubick said. “The only guys who thought we had a chance were the guys in that room and the coaches.”
The game was tied deep into the fourth quarter, and Omaha South had the lead at 50-48 after two free throws by Karlon McSpadden with 3:27 left on the clock. It was tied later at 54 before Joshua Reaves, a future Penn State player, hit a 3-pointer, then made 1 of 2 from the line for a 58-54 Oak Hill lead with 47 seconds left. Continue Reading
The eighth-annual Heartland Hoops Classic is almost here.
If your Valentine is a basketball fan in Central Nebraska, you just might want to spend at least part of this Valentine’s Day Saturday at the Heartland Events center.
Six games are on tap this year featuring several teams that have been rated No. 1 in the state this year, one that still is No. 1, and another that is No. 1 in the country.
Yes, the entire country. – Read Entire Article from Bob Hamar of the Grand Island Independent.
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The official schedule of the 8th Annual Heartland Hoops Classic has been announced. The games are as follows:
11:00am – RAVENNA VS AMHERST
12:45pm – HASTINGS ST. CECILIA VS BRUNING DAVENPORT SHICKLEY
2:30pm – OMAHA SKUTT VS NORFOLK CATHOLIC
4:15pm – AURORA VS GRAND ISLAND CENTRAL CATHOLIC
6:00pm – ELKHORN SOUTH VS COLUMBUS SCOTUS
8:00pm – OAK HILL ACADEMY VS OMAHA SOUTH