WAYNE – As a three-day tourney moved into their fourth day due to winter weather earlier in the week, champions were crowned on New Year’s Eve during the 2020 Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout.
From Rice Auditorium, the consolation and championship rounds were held on the campus of Wayne State College while fifth and seventh place games were played at Wayne High School.
Girls Division (WSC): Pender defeated Wayne, 71-17 to place third while Auburn defeated Pierce, 53-41 to be crowned holiday tourney champions.
Boys Division (WSC): Wayne defeated Hartington Cedar Catholic, 31-29 thanks to a Brandon Bartos three-pointer at the buzzer to finish third while Auburn defeated Pierce, 39-36 to be crowned holiday tourney champions.
Girls Division (WHS): LCC defeated Homer, 45-34 to finish seventh while HCC defeated Winnebago, 67-62 in overtime to place fifth.
Boys Division (WHS): Winnebago defeated Pender, 85-42 to place seventh while LCC defeated Homer, 65-37 to finish fifth.