COLUMBUS — Lakeview opened the Central Conference Tournament on Thursday with its third victory this season over Crete before falling to Aurora.
The Vikings (13-12) got past Crete in straight sets, winning 25-15, 26-24 on their home court.
Britney Stock led the Lakeview offense with six kills on 12 attempts and just one error. She also had three solo blocks in the match.
Ali Janssen added five kills and six assists, Abby Kapels had four kills and 10 digs and Telegram Super Senior Mallory Gotschall led the team with 15 digs and three aces.
Lakeview grabbed a close second set against Aurora, but the Huskies controlled the other two in a 25-15, 24-26, 25-17 victory.
Brooklyn Wilke made her presence felt in this match, recording a team-best 10 kills and four of Lakeview's eight solo blocks.
Stock added six kills and three solo blocks, Kapels had five kills, two aces and nine digs and Janssen finished with five kills, a team-high 11 assists and 13 digs. Gotschall had 26 digs in the loss.
Lakeview hit just .091 as a team with 29 kills and 18 errors.
The Vikings continue play in the conference tourney Saturday in Holdrege.
Columbus High 1
HASTINGS — The Discoverers couldn't slow down Cecilia Beahm on Thursday night.
The Hastings junior recorded 19 kills and three solo blocks in a 22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-22 home victory over Columbus High. Brooke Aspen added 11 kills for the Tigers (15-5), who had 17 total blocks in the match.
Columbus (12-14) hit just .090 in the loss, with 42 kills and 31 errors.
Sophomore Jaidyn Garrett led the CHS attack with 18 kills while adding 10 digs on defense. Hannah Menke was the Discoverers' most-efficient hitter, recording nine kills on just 15 attempts while committing only one error for a .533 hitting percentage.
Telegram Super Senior Rylee Kwapnioski dished out 35 assists and tallied a team-best 14 digs.
The Discoverers, who host Kearney on Tuesday, had eight total blocks, including five block assists from Lizzie Hoppe.
COLUMBUS — Class C-2, No. 6 Fremont Bergan was too much for Scotus Central Catholic to handle Thursday night on the Shamrocks' home court.
The Knights (18-5) rolled to a 26-24, 25-20, 25-19 victory to give Scotus its third consecutive loss to a Centennial Conference team, a streak that started Saturday in the conference tournament title match.
Junior Bailey Lehr had nine kills, two solo blocks and a pair of aces for Scotus in the loss. Courtney Kosch, Elley Beaver and Madison Kerkman added six kills each and Beaver also finished with two solo blocks.
The Shamrocks (14-9), a ratings contender in Class C-1, got a team-best 15 digs from Kosch and Abbie Zoucha, who added 29 assists to her stat line.
Scotus hosts a triangular Tuesday against Hastings St. Cecilia and Class C-1, No. 7 Lincoln Lutheran.
North Platte CC 3,
Central CC 2
COLUMBUS — Central Community College suffered a tough home loss Wednesday against North Platte Community College.
The Raiders, ranked 10th in NJCAA Division II, rebounded from a first-set loss to take a 2-1 lead but couldn't close out the match. They fell 25-17, 12-25, 10-25, 25-23, 15-4.
"It's a disappointing loss for us, especially on our home court," said Central head coach Mary Young. "We came out flat in Set 1 and it set the tone for NPCC to get some quick kills and momentum."
Young was happy with her team's play at the net in Sets 2 and 3 as the Raiders grabbed a lead in the match, but disappointed that they couldn't find a way to put NPCC away.
"Perhaps we won a little too easily in those sets as I thought we put everything on cruise control and late in the set we panicked and really had no reason to panic," she said. "Obviously Set 5 was all NP and we played conservative and to not lose."
Morgan Iverson and Chainey Tompkin led Central with 11 kills each while combining for two solo blocks and seven block assists. Setter Paxton Throne recorded 39 assists and 12 digs in her first match back from an ankle injury and Jacie Laetsch had a team-best 16 digs.
The Raiders (24-8) have lost 5 of 10 matches since losing sophomores Maeghan Pieper and Jessica Eurek to knee injuries.
"We're facing a difficult situation with losing players to injuries, but our expectations are still high," Young said.
St. Francis 3,
Spalding Academy 0
Humphrey St. Francis opened the Goldenrod Conference Tournament with a victory over Spalding Academy (5-13) in straight sets.
The Flyers (16-4), ranked seventh in Class D-2, cruised to the 25-18, 25-18, 25-8 win.
Senior Logan Wemhoff paced the St. Francis offense with 11 kills while three players — Caitlin Jarosz, Riley Maple and Tara Foltz — put down six each.
Jarosz also had three of the team's six aces and three total blocks. Bridget McPhillips dished out 26 assists and led the Flyers with 15 digs on defense.
St. Francis continues play in the conference tournament over the weekend.
Cedar Catholic 3,
ALBION — Class C-2, No. 1 Hartington Cedar Catholic rolled to a three-set victory Thursday at Boone Central/Newman Grove to remain undefeated.
The Trojans (24-0) took the match 25-14, 25-12, 25-15.
Nicole Woebbecke led the BC/NG offense with six kills and Carsen Grape added five. Both players had a solo block.
Haley Greek recorded a team-best five digs for the Cardinals (4-20) and Kelsey Thompson tallied 13 assists.
BC/NG plays Tuesday at West Point-Beemer.
Twin River 0
Howells-Dodge had no problem sweeping Twin River (25-14, 25-15) Thursday in the first round of the East Husker Conference Tournament.
Alexis Borowiak had four kills, 12 digs and an ace to lead the Titans. Gabi Wieck recorded 11 assists and 12 digs.
Twin River (12-12) continues play in its conference tournament.
BRUNING — High Plains lost four straight sets Thursday, dropping both matches of a triangular in Bruning.
The Storm, who have lost eight consecutive matches, fell 25-11, 25-10 to Bruning-Davenport/Shickley and 25-14, 25-16 against Lawrence-Nelson.
Brianna Wilshusen led High Plains (6-19) with six total kills in the two matches.
The Storm play in the Crossroads Conference Tournament beginning Saturday.