WACO — Austin Coffin led Shelby-Rising City to a 59-47 road upset of Class D-1, No. 8 Nebraska Lutheran on Saturday.
Coffin scored a game-high 24 points on 8-for-14 shooting, including going 5 of 8 from beyond the 3-point arc. Bailey Belt and Jett Pinneo both added 13 points for the Huskies (6-7).
S-RC and Nebraska Lutheran (7-3) battled to an 18-18 tie after the first quarter, but the Huskies were able to create some separation in the second quarter, leading 38-29 at halftime. They maintained that advantage in the third quarter and used their defense to seal the win, allowing just six fourth-quarter points.
The Huskies will look to carry their momentum from the upset into Tuesday’s home game against David City.
Heartland Lutheran 48,
St. Edward 28
St. Edward got off to a slow start Saturday against Heartland Lutheran and it cost the Beavers in a 48-28 loss to the Red Hornets in the opening round of the Goldenrod Conference Tournament.
Heartland Lutheran (4-10) outscored St. Edward 14-3 in the first quarter. The Beavers (1-11) fought back in the second quarter to get within 10, trailing 27-19 at halftime. The Red Hornets quickly reestablished their double-digit advantage in the third quarter, leading 36-21 going into the final period.
Trevor Rasmussen led St. Edward with 12 points.
The Beavers continue play in the conference tournament, which runs through Satuday.
David City 41,
DAVID CITY — David City extended its winning streak to three straight games Saturday with a 41-39 home victory over Malcolm.
The Scouts trailed 28-25 going into the fourth quarter, but scored 16 points over the final eight minutes to get the win.
David City (5-8) led most of the first half, including 8-6 after the first quarter and 20-16 at the break, but the Clippers (3-11) came back in the third quarter, outscoring the Scouts 12-5 in the period to take the lead.
Will Danielson scored 11 points for David City and Josh Seibert added 10.
The Scouts play Tuesday at Shelby-Rising City.
SCHUYLER — Schuyler’s losing streak reached four games Saturday after a 53-31 home loss to Seward.
The Bluejays (8-4) started both halves strong to pull away. Seward outscored the Warriors 14-5 in the first quarter and led 23-16 at halftime. The Bluejays nearly doubled their score in the third quarter and took a 45-21 advantage into the final period.
Auston Hall led Schuyler (3-8) with 11 points.
The Warriors play Tuesday at Central City.
Shelby-Rising City 57,
SHELBY — A balanced offensive attack led Shelby-Rising City to a 57-39 home win Friday over Hampton.
Jett Pinneo scored 11 points and handed out seven assists to lead the Huskies. Antonio Lopez added 10 points and five other players scored between six and eight.
S-RC (6-7) jumped all over Hampton (4-9) in the first quarter, outscoring the Hawks 21-8. The Huskies led 35-21 at halftime and 45-31 after three quarters.
David City 38,
Cross County 34
DAVID CITY — David City used a big second quarter to win its second game in a row after snapping a seven-game losing streak.
Behind Will Danielson’s 13 points and seven rebounds, the Scouts (4-8) picked up a 38-34 home win Friday over Cross County.
The Cougars (6-7) led 8-4 after the first quarter before David City made its run. The Scouts outscored Cross County 18-5 in the second period to go into halftime with a 22-13 lead.
The Cougars made it a 30-26 game entering the fourth quarter, but couldn’t finish the comeback.
Cross County's Colton Beebe scored 16 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, but shot just 6 of 21 from the field.
Cross County hosts Dorchester on Tuesday.
ALBION — Behind a 28-point outburst from Dylan Gentrup, Boone Central/Newman Grove had little trouble routing Stanton 67-36.
The Cardinals (8-4) turned a competitive game into a blowout in the second half. BC/NG led 29-22 at the break before outscoring the Mustangs 38-14 in the second half Friday night in Albion.
Caden Ranslem added 10 points for BC/NG and was the only other player in double figures for either team.
The Cardinals host Scotus Central Catholic on Thursday.
St. Francis 69,
HUMPHREY — Humphrey St. Francis put Clarkson/Leigh away in the fourth quarter Friday night.
Coming off their first win of the season Saturday against Tekamah-Herman, the Patriots (1-11) hung around for three quarters against the Flyers (9-4), rated sixth in Class D-2.
The game was tied at 14-all after the opening quarter before St. Francis created a little separation in the second period, taking a 33-25 lead into halftime.
Clarkson/Leigh trailed 44-37 going into the final quarter, where the Flyers scored 25 points to pull away for the 69-48 home win.
Pierce Eisenmenger, Riley Jarosz and Trevor Pfeifer combined to score 56 of St. Francis’ 69 points. Eisenmenger had a game-high 20 points while Jarosz and Pfeifer each added 18 points.
Daniel Beller, Anthony Bruhn and Garrett Schroeder scored 10 points apiece for the Patriots.
Clarkson/Leigh plays Tuesday at Elgin Public/Pope John and the Flyers compete in the Goldenrod Conference Tournament, which began Saturday and runs through Jan. 20.
HUMPHREY — Three Clearwater/Orchard players scored at least 18 points Friday night as the Cyclones picked up a 68-54 road win over Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family.
Blake Hoke led all scorers with 23 points, Jacob Long added 19 and Ryan Wilhelm finished with 18 for Clearwater/Orchard, which shot 29 for 53 from the field and 8 of 14 at the free-throw line.
The Cyclones (9-4) were up 30-26 at halftime before extending their advantage to 54-41 after three quarters.
Bret Hanis paced the Bulldogs with 16 points and Ashton Dohmen added 13 points and six rebounds.
H/LHF went 19 for 57 from the field and 9 of 17 at the charity stripe. Hanis and Dohmen hit all seven of the team's 3-pointers.
The Bulldogs (8-6) host Madison on Thursday.