The Nebraska State championships have wrapped up with play taking place at the Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Millard North wins a tough five set battle over Papio-LaVista South for the state title, (15-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 20-18). Millard North dropped the first two sets, but fought back to take the next three, with a five set score of 20-18.
With an outstanding performance, producing a double-double was Elise Bauman with 21 kills and 31 digs. Defense ran strong for Millard North as two other players picked up 20+ digs in the match, Madison Evans picked up 27 and Megan Hanson 26.
For Papio-LaVista South Rochelle Flores recorded a double-double with 23 kills and 24 digs. Sophie Hendrix also had a double-double with 12 kills and 23 digs, while Peyton Schendt added 12 kills. Mary Mclaughlin picked up an additional 19 digs.
Skutt Catholic had no problem taking down Northwest in three sets, (25-14, 25-19, 25-13). Leading Skutt was Brooke Heyne with 17 kills on a .500 hitting percentage. In the back court, Jess Schlautman picked up 12 digs.
On Northwest’s side, Kylie Broich put down seven kills and handed out 13 assists. Taylor Hageman picked up 11 digs in the back row.
Concordia took down Malcolm in a tough three set showdown, (25-22, 27-25, 37-35). Producing a double-double for Concordia was Averey Yaksich with 26 kills and 10 digs, while Taylor Pribyl put down 19 kills on a .447 hitting percentage.
Having a big night for Malcolm was Jaela Zimmerman who recorded a double-double of 24 kills and 23 digs, however it was not enough to help her team win. Hayley Densberger added 12 kills and nine digs.
Stanton swept Diller-Odell, (25-22, 25-23, 25-20). Jessie Brandl put down 21 kills for Stanton on a .472 hitting percentage. Bree Burtwistle recorded a triple-double with 12 kills, 25 assists and 14 digs. Also putting down double-digit kills was Hannah Heppner with 13. In the back court, MacKenzie Brandl picked up 23 digs.
For Diller-Odell, Madison Jurgens produced a double-double with 18 kills and 12 digs.
Johnson-Brock took down Meridian in four sets, after dropping the first set, (18-25, 25-12, 25-21, 25-21). Fallon Stutheit put down 26 kills and nine digs on a .322 hitting percentage for Johnson-Brock. Kaitlyn Simon recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs.
For Meridian, Rylee Pieper put down 16 kills and nine digs, while Halle Pribyl added 10 kills and eight digs. Setter Erin Johnson recorded a double-double with 31 assists and 18 digs.
Hampton had no trouble sweeping Wynot, (25-14, 25-17, 25-16). For Hampton Tayler Klassen recorded a double-double of 14 kills and 10 digs on a .346 hitting percentage. Madison Van Housen put down 16 kills and six blocks, while Tristin Mason picked up 13 kills.
Leading Wynot was Cortney Arkfeld with nine kills and in the back court Carissa Kuchta picked up seven digs.
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