LINCOLN – As Nebraska girls high school basketball teams will have more time to prepare for this year’s state tournament, the all-class girls bracket was officially released on Wednesday.
The 2022 NSAA Girls and Boys State Championships will go on during the same week of Monday, March 7 – Saturday, March 12.
During the weeklong state tournament, Classes A, C1 and D2 girls will play Monday, Wednesday and Friday with C1/D2 third place games scheduled for Thursday. Classes B, C2 and D1 girls will play Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with C2/D1 third place games scheduled for Friday.
Also, a reminder that these game times have flexibility to be adjusted by the NSAA if the same school qualifies for the state tournament in different classes and they play on the same day.
Northeast Nebraska girls teams advancing to state: 2022 NSAA Girls State Basketball Championships
C1 (Devaney): #8 BRLD (19-6) vs. #1 Lincoln Lutheran (22-3) at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 7
C2 (Lincoln Southeast HS): #5 Ponca (24-1) vs. #4 Crofton (22-4) at 3:15 p.m. and #2 Guardian Angels Central Catholic (25-1) vs. #7 Oakland-Craig (18-7) at 6 p.m. both on Tuesday, March 8
D1 (Lincoln Southwest): #8 Hartington Cedar Catholic (13-15) vs. #1 Elmwood-Murdock (23-3) at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8
D2 (Lincoln NE/Lincoln North Star): #8 Wynot (15-10) vs. #1 Falls City Sacred Heart (24-3) at 9 a.m. from Lincoln Northeast HS on Monday, March 7
Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com will follow the Ponca girls at state. Pregame coverage is set for 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8.
Earlier this season, Crofton handed Ponca their only loss on January 4, 41-37 in Ponca while Ponca then defeated the Warriors 52-41 in Crofton on February 17 during the subdistrict championship round.
Next Tuesday afternoon’s first round match-up between Crofton and Ponca is also a rematch from last year’s Class C2 state championship game where Crofton won 46-42.
The boys official bracket will be posted on Thursday.