LINCOLN – The 2018 girls state basketball tournament began on Thursday, March 1 in Lincoln.
In Class D1, the #3 Guardian Angels Central Catholic Bluejays opened play against the #6 Ansley-Litchfield Spartans at Lincoln Southwest.
Ansley-Litchfield jumped out to a 15-4 lead after the first quarter, and held a 30-18 advantage at halftime.
GACC came out firing in the third quarter, making four three-pointers ans outscoring the Spartans 17-9, but still trailed 39-35 after the third.
The Bluejays were able to tie the game in the fourth quarter at 41-41, but could never quite take a lead, and Ansley-Litchfield went on to win the game 49-43.
Lexis Haase led three GACC players in double figures with 13 points. Marissa Hunke had 12, all from three point range, and Angela Jansen added 11.
GACC ends their season at 20-7 overall.