MAC Shootout will feature border matchups between Iowa and Nebraska teams

COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Mid-America Center will host 12 games this weekend, as the 13th Jennie Ed Sports Med MAC Shootout begins a two-day run Friday.

Seven are designated as “border battles,’’ matching Iowa and Nebraska teams.

“It’s always an honor to offer basketball fans an event like this,” said Vince Rew, Methodist Jennie Edmundson’s director of marketing. “Rarely can you bring so many quality teams together at this stage of the season. That’s what makes the Shootout among the Midwest’s best each year.”

The event features five state-rated teams. On the girls side, Class C-1 No. 2 Wahoo Neumann (10-2) will meet Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (7-3) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Western Iowa Class 2-A No. 2 Treynor (11-0) will meet Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson (7-3) at 5:30 Saturday, while 4-A No. 6 Council Bluffs Lewis Central (10-0) will follow at 7 against Bellevue West (3-8).

For the boys, Class C-1 No. 6 Neumann (7-4) will face Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (6-3) at 2:30 Saturday, while top-ranked Bellevue West (12-1) meets Council Bluffs Lewis Central (7-4) in the final game at 8:30 p.m.

Glenwood girls (7-3) and boys (8-2) teams will meet Council Bluffs St. Albert (5-7, 3-8) on Friday at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Fremont-Mills (5-5) plays Nebraska City (1-10) at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and will cover both days. They are available at the MAC Box Office 712-323-0536 or at all Ticketmaster locations.

Here is the schedule with records through Wednesday:

Friday

Riverside girls (2-9) vs. Underwood (4-9), 4 p.m. Riverside boys (3-9) vs. Underwood (6-6), 5:30. Glenwood girls (7-3) vs. CB St. Albert (5-7), 7. Glenwood boys (8-2) vs. CB St. Albert (3-8), 8:30.

Saturday

Louisville boys (2-9) vs CB Thomas Jefferson (1-8), 10 a.m. Nebraska City boys (1-10) vs. Fremont-Mills (5-5), 11:30. Wahoo Neumann girls (10-2) vs. CB Abraham Lincoln (7-3), 1 p.m. Wahoo Neumann boys (7-4) vs. CB Abraham Lincoln (6-3), 2:30. Bennington girls (7-5) vs. Sioux City West (5-7), 4. Treynor girls (11-0) vs. CB Thomas Jefferson (7-3), 5:30. Bellevue West girls (3-8) vs. CB Lewis Central (10-0), 7. Bellevue West boys (12-1) vs. CB Lewis Central (7-4), 8:30.

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