LINCOLN – The #2 seeded Stanton Mustangs faced the #7 seeded Burwell Longhorns in the first round of the girls Class C2 state basketball tournament at Lincoln North Star on Thursday, March 1.
The Mustangs dominated the first half, leading 15-8 at the end of the first quarter and 27-14 at the intermission.
Blake Mann had a big third quarter for Burwell, scoring 12 points herself, while the Longhorns outscored Stanton 16-7 in the frame. The Mustangs still held a 34-30 lead after three.
Burwell won the fourth quarter as well, outscoring Stanton 15-13, and hit a three pointer with 3.5 seconds left, but Stanton was able to hang on for the 47-45 win.
Hannah Heppner had 15 points to lead Stanton, while Bree Burtwistle added 14.
The Mustangs improve to 24-3, and advance to the C2 semifinals where they will face #3 Superior Friday afternoon at the Bob Devaney Sports Center at 3:45. The game will be broadcast on 107.9 The Bull.