LINCOLN, NE — The Wynot Blue Devils forced 20 turnovers and survived a late comeback attempt by the Falls City Sacred Heart Irish to capture the Class D-2 Championship with a 39-38 win.
Katelyn Heine nailed a three-pointer just before the first-half buzzer to cap off an 18-point quarter and give the Blue Devils a 25-13 lead at halftime.
They held down the Irish in the third quarter but Falls City Sacred Heart made a late push. They outscored Wynot 17-9 in the final quarter but came up just short. They had a chance down one point with ball underneath Wynot’s basket and 1.4 seconds left. The shot was long and was a fraction after the buzzer.
The championship is Wynot’s seventh in program history. The two schools have now combined for the last nine D-2 titles.
Wynot (22-6)………………………. 7 – 18 – 5 – 9… 39
Falls City Sacred Heart (25-4… 8 – 5 – 8 – 17… 38
Wynot: Karley Heimes 11, Planer 10, Heine 10, Wieseler 5, Lange 2, Kaitlyn Heimes 1
Falls City Sacred Heart: Magdanz 12, Ebel 8, Vonderschmidt 8, Witt 4, Keithley 4, Bippes 2