Top-ranked Sacred Heart teams trounce Pawnee City

PAWNEE CITY – The No. 1 Falls City Sacred Heart girls basketball team jumped out to a 31-13 halftime lead and never looked back in their, 55-29, thumping of Pawnee City on Thursday night at Pawnee City High School.

The Irish wouldn’t give up double-digits in a quarter until the final period when they allowed 11 points.

Sophomore Madison Branek led the Indians with 12 points and 6 rebounds.

Pawnee City Head Coach Dani Niss says Branek has a bright future playing varsity basketball in southeast Nebraska.

“She’s a lot harder on herself than anyone else is on her. She’d probably be able to give you all kinds of things that she does wrong. She’s got, for our team, a better basketball IQ than a lot. She’s still learning and she wants to learn, she wants to grow. I really believe we have not even come close to the pinnacle of her abilities yet.”

The games were originally scheduled for Friday, but due to a winter storm in the forecast, both school elected to move the games to Thursday.

Sacred Heart improves to 14-3 and will host Southern on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Pawnee City falls to 4-12 and travels to Lewiston on Tuesday.

Boys Score:

Falls City Sacred Heart 72, Pawnee City 37

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