CLARKSON — A pair of sophomores led Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family to a season-opening victory Friday at Clarkson/Leigh.
Brittney Veik scored 15 points on 6-for-11 shooting and Allie Schneider added 12 points, including three of the team's five 3-pointers, as the Bulldogs claimed a 40-28 road win.
Schneider also grabbed a team-best nine rebounds and she and Veik had two steals each.
The Bulldogs, who shot 11 for 35 as a team, led 21-10 at halftime before Clarkson/Leigh cut the deficit to just three entering the fourth quarter. Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family used a 13-4 fourth-quarter advantage to secure the victory.
Junior Kaegan Held led the Patriots with 10 points and sophomore Ashlynn Novotny chipped in nine.
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family hosts Plainview on Tuesday and Clarkson/Leigh hosts Oakland-Craig that day.
St. Francis 68,
PALMER — Humphrey St. Francis is backing up its Class D-2, No. 5 ranking early in the season.
The Flyers used a balanced scoring effort Friday night to gain a 68-20 victory at Palmer. St. Francis has outscored its two opponents 131-30 this season.
Logan Wemhoff led the offensive attack again with 16 points, but she had plenty of help.
Bridget McPhillips added 14 points and Tara Foltz tossed in 10. Four other Flyers had at least six points each as St. Francis built leads of 22-3 after the first quarter and 48-10 at halftime.
Allison Weidner flirted with a triple-double the hard way, recording 10 assists, six rebounds and six of the team's 16 steals.
St. Francis (2-0) hosts Riverside on Thursday.
Shelby-Rising City 53,
Cross County 45
STROMSBURG — Sydnie Adams powered Shelby-Rising City to a 53-45 road victory Friday over Cross County.
The senior scored a game-high 18 points, including 13 in the first half, as the Huskies opened their season with a victory.
Cassie Caraway had 11 points for S-RC, which led 29-18 at halftime, and Emily Neujahr added nine.
Cross County (1-1) got nine points from Maddie Portwine and eight each from Mackinzie Cole and Lexi Eller.
Shelby-Rising City hosts Giltner on Friday. Cross County plays Friday at Class D-1, No. 3 Meridian.
OSCEOLA — Osceola continued a brutal stretch to start its season Friday night against Class D-2, No. 3 Exeter-Milligan.
The Timberwolves (2-0) jumped out to a 53-19 halftime lead and never looked back in a 69-31 road victory.
Osceola, which lost 63-10 at fifth-ranked Humphrey St. Francis on Thursday, got most of its offense from Ginni Johansen, who scored a team-high 19 points and knocked down three 3-pointers.
Grace Zelasney and Samantha Hays added four points each.
The Bulldogs (0-2) play Tuesday at 10th-ranked Hampton.
Nebraska Christian 62,
St. Edward 15
ST. EDWARD — St. Edward was overmatched Friday night against Class C-2 ratings contender Nebraska Christian.
The Beavers, a Class D-2 school, couldn't get anything going offensively in a 62-15 home loss to open the season.
Lacie Cruise scored seven points to lead St. Edward, which trailed 32-12 at halftime and 51-12 after three quarters.
Nebraska Christian's Adrienne Falk led all scorers with 17 points, Claire Ostrand added 15 and Carsyn Ostrand chipped in 12.
St. Edward plays Tuesday at Nebraska Lutheran.
High Plains 24
GILTNER — Giltner spoiled High Plains' season opener Friday night.
The Hornets, led by Aubrey Leichty's game-high 14 points, led 25-17 at halftime before exploding for 22 points in the third quarter of a 58-24 home victory.
Madie Young led High Plains with six points and Emily McNaught added five.
Reagan Janzen and Chloe Craig had nine points each for Giltner, which improved to 2-0.
High Plains hosts McCool Junction on Friday.
Twin River 33,
GENOA — Twin River gave up a double-digit halftime lead Saturday against Logan View/Scribner-Snyder but managed to win the game in overtime.
The Titans (1-1) were up 19-6 at halftime and 23-12 entering the fourth quarter before LV/S-S (0-2) ended regulation on a 14-3 run to force overtime.
Twin River edged LV/S-S 7-6 in the extra period to get the home win, despite committing 31 turnovers.
Gabi Weick led the Titans with a game-high 13 points to go along with six rebounds and three steals. Cali Shanle added six points for the Titans, who host Lutheran High Northeast on Tuesday.
Battle Creek 41
BATTLE CREEK — Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family is proving it has no problem going on the road.
The Bulldogs won 50-41 Saturday at Battle Creek (0-2) for their second straight road victory to open the season.
H/LHF sophomore Brittney Veik led all scorers with 13 points and junior Taya Beller added 12 points, including a 10-for-11 performance at the free-throw line. Beller also had seven rebounds, five steals and two blocks.
Sophomore Allie Schneider chipped in 11 points for the Bulldogs, who led 27-18 at halftime then outscored Battle Creek 12-2 in the third quarter.
H/LHF hit 22 of 27 free throws as a team.
MADISON — Kaegan Held knocked down five 3-pointers and scored 22 points Saturday to lead Clarkson/Leigh to a 55-26 victory at Madison.
Held also had eight rebounds in the win, tied for the team lead with Ashlynn Novotny, who scored six points and collected three steals.
Kim Stodola added nine points for the Patriots (1-1), who led 29-9 at halftime, and Cassidy Hoffman had seven points.
Shelby-Rising City 32
SHELBY — David City Aquinas turned a one-point halftime deficit into a blowout win Saturday at Shelby-Rising City.
The Monarchs (2-0) trailed 18-17 at the break before outscoring the Huskies 36-14 over the final two quarters to earn the 53-32 road victory.
No stats were provided for Aquinas, which hosts Howells-Dodge on Tuesday.
Sydnie Adams led S-RC (1-1) with 16 points on 8-for-9 shooting. She also grabbed a team-leading nine rebounds.
Emily Neujahr had six points, five rebounds and four assists for the Huskies, and Reece Ingalls collected eight rebounds.
High Plains 29
POLK — Fullerton pulled away from High Plains in the second half of Saturday's game at Polk.
The Warriors (1-1) built a 25-16 lead by halftime and extended the advantage from there for a 54-29 road win.
Fullerton's Katelyn Warner led all scorers with 22 points and teammate Hanna Plumbtree added 10.
Maddie Young paced the High Plains offense with 12 points and Cara Demers chipped in eight.