NEBRASKA CITY – The No. 2 seed Syracuse girls basketball team (16-8) knocked off No. 3 seed Fairbury, 44-32, in the Class C1-1 sub-district semi-finals at Lourdes Central Catholic In Nebraska City on Wednesday night.
The Rockets were led by senior Brooklyn Nordhues with a game-high 12 points.
Junior Sara Huss led Fairbury with 11 points. Senior Jessa Eden scored nine. Junior Jaelle Johnson ended up with six.
Fairbury had 13 turnovers, compared to Syracuse’s 10 turnovers.
It ended up being an up and down year for Fairbury (10-12) under first-year head coach Lyle Thompson. After starting 0-3, the Jeffs were 8-6 after topping Auburn, 47-39, in overtime on the road on Jan. 11. for their sixth-straight win.
Fairbury went 2-6 after that game, scoring wins over Schuyler and Sandy Creek.
The Jeffs will be reloaded next year, returning six of their top seven scorers. Eden (8.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg) is the lone senior leaving the team who saw significant minutes this season.
As for the C1-1 bracket, Syracuse now faces Auburn (16-5) in the sub-district final at Lourdes Central Catholic on Thursday night at 7 p.m. News Channel Nebraska will carry the game live on Today’s Best Country, B103 (103.1 FM, ncnsportsnow.com).
The Bulldogs defeated the Rockets on Feb. 5, 46-41.
Auburn came away with a 49-30 win over Falls City on Wednesday in the other semi-final. The Bulldogs were led Wednesday with two players in double figures. Senior Ashley Teten led all scorers with 23 points, while another senior, Sydnie Reeves, added 20 points.
Fall City ends their season with an 8-13 record. They were led in scoring by junior Hannah Clary, who finished with 9 points.
C1-1 Sub-District Championship: Auburn vs. Syracuse
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Lourdes Central Catholic High School, Nebraska City
Radio: 103.1 FM, b103.fm and ncnsportsnow.com
C2-1 Sub-District Championship: Lourdes CC vs. Yutan
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Platteview High School, Springfield
Radio: KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM, ncn21.com, ncnsportsnow.com
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