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Lady Longhorn Basketball Team Wins State Bid

March 04, 2018

The Lady Longhorn basketball team of Burwell High School ended a 33 year dry streak for state appearances and won a district title this season.  The team beat Cambridge 38-31 in a district final game in Kearney to punch their ticket to state.  

Coach Garrett Mann commented that, "We started off kind of slow.  We lost to Ravenna early, West Holt, North Central.  We were 1-3.  Now we're 20-5, so we just kept building."

The team kept their momentum rolling as they faced Stanton who was 23-3 at Lincoln North Star on Thursday, March 1.  Stanton jumped to an early lead, winning by as many as 16 points, but Burwell made a second half pull within 2 points for a 45-47 loss.  Outstanding efforts by Blake Mann who had 20 points, Lily Gideon who had 14, Emma Hoffschneider who added 8, and Kassi Plock with 3 points, led the team.

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