HOWELLS — Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family held Twin River to just four points in the fourth quarter Saturday to edge the Titans 35-33 in a low-scoring affair to open the East Husker Conference Tournament in Howells.
The Bulldogs (11-7) trailed 29-27 going into the final period, but found just enough offense for the win.
Ashton Dohmen led the team with nine points.
Twin River’s Mason Prososki was the only player from either team in double figures, finishing with 10 points.
The Titans (6-12) had a quick start offensively, taking a 15-9 lead after the first quarter, but couldn’t maintain it. They scored just 18 points the rest of the game. Twin River still led 22-16 at halftime before the Bulldogs rallied after the break.
The conference tournament continues through Feb. 3.
Mt. Michael 50
ALBION — Jessie Sullivan powered Boone Central/Newman Grove to its best win of the season on Saturday.
The senior scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Cardinals (12-5) to a 61-50 home victory over Class B ratings contender Elkhorn Mt. Michael (12-5) in a game rescheduled from Tuesday.
BC/NG held a slim 16-14 lead after the first quarter, but Mt. Michael came back to grab a 31-28 halftime advantage. The Knights still led 42-41 going into the fourth quarter before the Cardinals outscored them 20-8 over the final eight minutes.
Carter Henry added 11 points for BC/NG, which begins play this week in the Mid State Conference Tournament.
David City 66,
Thayer Central 43
DAVID CITY — After having its four-game winning streak snapped on Thursday, David City got back in the win column Saturday with a 66-43 home victory over Thayer Central.
The Scouts (7-8) pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Titans 25-6 over the final eight minutes.
It was a close game to that point. David City jumped out to an 18-8 lead after the first quarter and held a 31-20 advantage at halftime. Thayer Central (3-14) battled back in the third quarter to make it 41-37 going into the fourth quarter.
Will Danielson scored a game-high 25 points for David City and Josh Seibert added 16 points.
The Scouts began play Monday in the Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament.
SEWARD — Schuyler still can’t find another win after falling 59-45 to Holdrege in Saturday's consolation game of the Central Conference Tournament in Seward.
The Warriors’ losing streak now sits at nine games.
The Dusters (6-10) led 15-9 after the first quarter and 31-18 at halftime. Schuyler played better in the second half, but was in too deep of a hole to climb out of.
Auston Hall scored 13 points to lead the Warriors and Mason Kovar added 11.
Schuyler (3-13), still searching for its first win in 2018, hosts Douglas County West on Thursday.
Battle Creek 77,
ALBION — Boone Central/Newman Grove had its four-game winning streak snapped Friday night by visiting Battle Creek.
The Braves (12-5) jumped all over BC/NG in the first half, claiming leads of 24-11 after the opening quarter and 41-18 at the break. They cruised in the second half for the 77-51 win.
Stone Kraft poured in a game-high 23 points for Battle Creek and Andrew Lutt added 17. Devon Beckman finished with 14 points and Slate Kraft gave the Braves four players in double figures with 11 points.
Seniors Dylan Gentrup and Jessie Sullivan paced the Cardinals (11-5) with 18 points apiece.
St. Edward 45,
High Plains 38
CLARKS — Trevor Rasmussen led St. Edward to a 45-38 road victory Saturday at High Plains in a game rescheduled from December.
The junior poured in a game-high 27 points for the Beavers (2-11), who snapped a six-game losing streak and got their first win of 2018.
St. Edward took control in the third quarter. After trailing 5-4 after the first quarter and leading 13-8 after a low-scoring half, the Beavers scored 16 points in the third quarter to take a 29-12 advantage going to the final period. St. Edward had to hold off High Plains, which more than tripled its score with 26 points in the final eight minutes.
Keaton Van Housen scored 18 points to lead the Storm (0-15), who may have their best shot at avoiding a winless season on Tuesday when they host Meridian (1-15).
St. Edward hosts Class D-2, No. 2 Riverside (16-2) on Tuesday.
WISNER — Clarkson/Leigh was no match for Wisner-Pilger on Saturday, falling 71-44 in the opening round of the East Husker Conference Tournament.
The Gators (13-5) raced out to an 18-9 lead and extended it to a 40-19 halftime advantage. Wisner-Pilger led 56-32 going into the fourth quarter.
A pair of freshmen led the Patriots (2-14) in scoring. Tommy McEvoy scored a team-high nine points and Lance Paprocki added eight.
The conference tournament continues through Saturday.