Four Cass County boys basketball teams competed in subdistrict tournaments Tuesday night at three sites across eastern Nebraska.
Elmwood-Murdock 64, Archbishop Bergan 36
Top-seeded Elmwood-Murdock flexed its scoring muscles against fourth-seeded Archbishop Bergan (11-13) in the middle two periods of their game. E-M embarked on a 22-10 run in the second quarter and a 21-7 spree in the third stanza to win.
The Knights (19-3) advanced to the title game of the Subdistrict C2-2 Tournament. Elmwood-Murdock will face second-seeded Yutan (22-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Wahoo High School. Yutan needed a buzzer-beating jumper to edge third-seeded Palmyra 40-38 in the other semifinal.
Archbishop Bergan 7 10 7 12 – 36
Elmwood-Murdock 7 22 21 14 – 64
Nebraska City Lourdes 55, Weeping Water 34
Top-seeded Nebraska City Lourdes stopped fourth-seeded Weeping Water in the semifinals of the Subdistrict D1-3 Tournament. Nebraska City Lourdes (16-8) expanded its 24-9 halftime lead with 22 points in the third quarter.
Weeping Water finished its season 6-18. Jayden Brammier, Marshall Garner, Noah May and Kyle West were the team’s four seniors.
Weeping Water 5 4 11 14 – 34
Nebraska City Lourdes 11 13 22 9 – 55
Louisville 69, Conestoga 57
Second-seeded Louisville and third-seeded Conestoga squared off in a fast-paced game at Weeping Water Activities Center. The Lions and Cougars played in the semifinals of the Subdistrict C1-2 Tournament.
Louisville (14-11) gained the upper hand with a quick start on the scoreboard. The team produced a 19-8 run in the first period and maintained its lead the rest of the way.
The Lions will face top-seeded Syracuse (15-9) in the subdistrict championship game. Syracuse and Louisville will play at Weeping Water Activities Center at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Conestoga finished its season 7-17. JeVon Lewis was the team’s lone senior.
Conestoga 8 15 16 18 – 57
Louisville 19 13 20 17 – 69