St. Cecilia girls, Auburn boys claim Shootout titles

The final day of the 2019 Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout saw some exciting battles, capped by championship wins for the Hastings St. Cecilia girls and the Auburn boys.

In the girls final, Hastings St. Cecilia posted a 45-28 win over West Point-Beemer, while the Auburn boys claimed the boys team title with a come-from-behind 62-57 win over Hartington Cedar Catholic.

Wayne’s boys edged Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 59-50 for consolation honors. The Wayne girls lost a 54-45 decision to Auburn in the seventh-place matchup. LCC's girls finished with a 59-40 loss to Hartington Cedar Catholic in the fifth-place game.

Monday’s results are as follows:


Seventh-place game
Auburn 54, Wayne 45 —
The visiting Bulldogs got out to a 12-point lead after one quarter and hung on for the win in the matchup for seventh place. Desire Mowery led three Auburn players in double figures with a game-high 18 points, while Leah Grant added 13 and Jocelyn Lambert put in 11. Wayne was led by Rubie Klausen with 16 points and Frankie Klausen added 14.
Scoring summary
Desire Mowery 18, Leah Grant 13, Jocelyn Lambert 11, Rebekah Nelson 5, Shelby Neiman 3, Harmony Franke 2, Jaleigh Darnell 2.
WAYNE — Rubie Klausen 16, Frankie Klausen 14, Emily Longe 7, Brooklyn Kruse 6, Mia Nelsen 2.

Fifth-Place game
Hartington CC 59, LCC 40 —
The Lady Trojans built a 12-point halftime advantage and came away with the win in the matchup for fifth place. Brynn Wortmann hit eight 3-pointers and scored a tournament-high 30 points for the winners. Makenna Noecker added 14 points and Aiden Wortmann had 13. Kinsey Hall paced the Lady Bears with 14 points.
Scoring summary
Kinsey Hall 14, Erica Wolfgram 7, Delaney Ehlers 6, Makayla Forsberg 9, Haley Christensen 2, Reagan Kuhlman 2.
HARTINGTON CC — Brynn Wortmann 30, Makenna Noecker 14, Aiden Wortmann 13, Brooklyn Kuehn 2.

Consolation game
Pender 52, Arlington 39 —
The Lady Pendragons raced to a 17-3 lead after one period and came away with the consolation trophy. Ashley Ostrand scored a game-high 22 points and Zoey Lehmkuhl and Faith Morris each added eight for the Pendragons.. Arlington was led by Jaidyn Spoon with 12 points and Kailynn Gubbels with seven.
Scoring summary
Jaidyn Spoon 12, Kailynn Gubbels 7, Kylee Bruning 6, Sarah Theiler 5, Keelianne Green 4, Kate Miller 4, Hailey Brenn 1.
PENDER — Ashley Ostrand 22, Zoey Lehmkuhl 8, Faith Morris 8, Carson Miller 4, Skyler Prokop 4, Reese Kneifl 3, Jessica Krueger 2, Clair Felber 1.

Championship game
Hastings SC 45, West Point-Beemer 28 —
The Bluehawks used a solid defensive effort to slow down the Cadets and claim the championship trophy in the girls bracket. Bailey Kissinger had a game-high 15 points, Tori Thomas added 12 and Chloe McCauley scored 10 for St. Cecilia. Sidney Swanson paced West Point-Beemer with 10 points while Jadyn Meiergard added seven.
Scoring summary
Sidney Swanson 10, Jadyn Meiergard 7, Emily Toelle 5, Brooklyn Weddle 3, Hannah Landholm 2, Rachel Groth 1.
HASTINGS ST. CECILIA — Bailey Kissinger 15, Tori Thomas 12, Chloe McCauley 10, Erin Sheehy 3, Natalie Kissinger 3, Katharine Hamburger 2.


Seventh-place game
Pender 63, West Point-Beemer 55 —
The Pendragons came back from an early deficit and broke a 45-45 tie with an 18-10 fourth-quarter rally to take seventh place in the tournament. Caleb Trimble had a game-high 26 points and Jaxon Maise added 20 for the winners. Keegan Doggett paced the Cadets with 19 points, while Zach Vander Griend had 10.
Scoring summary
Keegan Doggett 19, Zach Vander Griend 10, Manny Barragan 8, Miguel Perez 7, Grayson Meyer 7, Drake Repschaeger 2, Jaylen Kile 2.
PENDER — Caleb Trimble 26, Jaxon Maise 20, Nathan Breitbarth 7, Dylan Vogt 5, Austin Roth 2, Braden Prokop 2, Spencer Rabbass 1.

Fifth-place game
Hastings SC 38, Arlington 35 —
The Bluehawks came from behind in the fourth quarter to claim the win in what was the closest matchup of the three-day tournament. Paul Fago paced the Bluehawks with 19 points. Leading Arlington was Aiden Foreman with a game-high 20 points.
Scoring summary
Paul Fago 19, Garrett Parr 5, Gus Driscoll 4, Braden Schropp 4, Cooper Butler 3, Anthony Sabatka 2, Alex Burns 1.
ARLINGTON — Aiden Foreman 20, Colby Grefe 6, Barrett Nielsen 5, Tanner PIttman 2, Isaac Foust 2.

Consolation game
Wayne 59, LCC 50 —
The Blue Devils held off the Bears down the stretch to come away with the consolation trophy. Tanner Walling scored a game-high 18 points to pace Wayne, with Tyrus Eischeid adding 12 and Shea Sweetland putting in 11. Noah Schutte led the Bears with 16 points and Ty Erwin added 12.
Scoring summary
Josh Lutt 2, Noah Lutt 2, Tanner Walling 18, Brandon Bartos 6, Cody Rogers 3, Tyrus Eischeid 12, Trevor DeBoer 5, Shea Sweetland 11.
LCC — Evan Schmitt 4, Cael Hartung 8, Noah Schutte 16, Evan Haisch 9, Ty Erwin 12, Austin Hall 1.

Championship game
Auburn 62, Hartington CC 57 —
The Trojans got out to a 13-point lead early in the second quarter before defending C-1 state champion Auburn battled back in the second half to come away with the tournament title. CJ Hughes and Josh Lambert each had 17 points and Cam Binder added 16 for the winners. The Trojans were led by Carter Arens with 14 points and Tate Thoene with 13 points.
Scoring summary
CJ Hughes 17, Josh Lambert 17, Cam Binder 16, Ryan Binder 6, Dan Frary 6.
HARTINGTON CC — Carter Arens 14, Tate Thoene 13, Myles Thoene 10, Brady Steffen 7, Charlie Schroeder 7, Jaxson Bernecker 6.

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