LINCOLN — Saturday's championship game of the Nebraska Wesleyan Holiday Tournament featured two heavyweights in Class D-1, No. 1 Bruning-Davenport/Shickley and Class D-2, No. 3 Humphrey St. Francis.
But only one team would leave Lincoln with a tournament title and unblemished record.
The Flyers got 18 points each from Allison Weidner and Tara Foltz and 14 from Telegram Super Senior Logan Wemhoff as they knocked BDS (8-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 61-53 win.
St. Francis, now 11-0 on the season, led 35-30 at halftime and 46-38 after three quarters before maintaining that margin over the final eight minutes.
In addition to her scoring contributions, Weidner recorded nine assists and two steals for the Flyers and Wemhoff grabbed eight rebounds. Bridget McPhillips had eight points and four boards.
The Flyers host Howells-Dodge on Friday.
St. Francis 65,
Neb. Christian 44
LINCOLN — Class D-2, No. 3 Humphrey St. Francis continues to maraud its way through the early-season schedule.
The Flyers moved to 10-0 with Friday's 65-44 win over Nebraska Christian in the Nebraska Wesleyan Holiday Tournament. The closest game so far for St. Francis is a 14-point victory over Riverside on Dec. 7.
Telegram Super Senior Logan Wemhoff had a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds and got plenty of help from her teammates. Bridget McPhillips scored a team-high 19 points and Allison Weidner added 12.
The Flyers turned a close game into a rout in the second half. A high-scoring first quarter gave way to a low-scoring second period. St. Francis led 20-18 after eight minutes and 30-26 at halftime.
The Flyers took over in the second half, outscoring the Eagles 21-9 in the third period to open a 51-35 advantage heading into the final quarter.
RANDOLPH — The host Cardinals used a 20-point fourth quarter to defeat Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family in Saturday's championship game of the Randolph Holiday Tournament.
Randolph, which trailed 30-26 entering the final quarter, outscored the Bulldogs 20-12 in that period to get the 46-42 victory.
Carlie Nordhues scored 20 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Cardinals (6-2) and Carlee Thies added 14 points.
Brittney Veik had a team-best 16 points for the Class D-1, No. 4 Bulldogs and Taya Beller chipped in 13 points.
H/LHF (9-2) plays Friday at Riverside.
RANDOLPH — Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family dominated the first half Friday before cruising to a 51-28 win over Plainview in the opening round of the Randolph Holiday Tournament.
The Bulldogs, ranked fourth in Class D-1, led 12-2 after the first quarter and 27-6 at halftime behind a balanced scoring effort.
Allie Schneider, Brittney Veik and Taya Beller all scored 10 points each for H/LHF and Allanah Beller chipped in seven.
H/LHF (9-1) didn't play its most efficient game offensively, shooting just 18 for 55 from the floor, but the Bulldogs went 12 for 14 at the free-throw line.
Taya Beller was a force for the Bulldogs at the defensive end, recording 11 blocks to go along with 19 rebounds while posting a triple-double. She had 11 offensive rebounds.
Schneider added seven rebounds, five assists and three steals and Danie Brandl had nine boards.
Plainview (2-7), which shot just 11 for 57, was led by Jordyn Albin's six points.
Shelby-Rising City 37,
Arcadia/Loup City 33
SHELBY — Telegram Super Senior Sydnie Adams and teammate Emily Neujahr scored 73 percent of Shelby-Rising City’s points Friday in a 37-33 victory over Arcadia/Loup City in the consolation game of the Shelby Holiday Tournament.
Adams scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while Neujahr added 12 points. Only two other players scored for the Huskies.
S-RC trailed 12-9 after the first quarter, but came back to take a 22-20 lead at halftime. The game was tied at 28-all entering the final quarter, where the Huskies squeezed out a win.
S-RC (3-6) plays Friday at Class D-2, No. 2 Exeter-Milligan.
SHELBY — Clarkson/Leigh held off a late charge from Friend on Friday to win the Shelby Holiday Tournament.
The Bulldogs cut a 13-point deficit to five in the fourth quarter, but the Patriots held on.
Halee Steffensmeier scored 13 points to lead Clarkson/Leigh and Kaegan Held added nine.
The title game was a battle of runs. The Patriots took control with a fast start, leading 14-3 after the first quarter. Friend narrowed the gap in the second period, cutting it to a 20-14 game at halftime. Clarkson/Leigh pulled away in the third quarter, leading 32-19 before the Bulldogs made their late charge.
The Patriots (8-3) host Tekamah-Herman on Saturday.
David City 39,
DAVID CITY — David City hung on to beat Sutton 39-33 Friday in the opening round of the David City Holiday Tournament.
The Scouts outscored the Fillies 9-5 in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Freshman Lauren Vandenberg scored a game-high 12 points for the Scouts. Olivia Couch added eight.
David City (3-5) gave up 15 first-quarter points, but clamped down defensively the rest of the way, only surrendering 18 points after that. The Scouts led 24-18 at halftime, but only by two entering the final period.
The Scouts fell 78-42 to David City Aquinas in Saturday's championship game. No stats were provided for either team.
David City plays Friday at Twin River.