The Hastings College men's basketball team could not overcome Friends University shooting 68 percent from the floor in the first half falling 80-66 last night. With the hot shooting in the first half, the Falcons opened up a 46-22 halftime lead as the Broncos only connected on 31 percent of its shots in the first half including 0-for-9 from behind the three point line. Tobin Reinwald led the way for the Broncos with 19 points Brandon Krause added 15 points while Zach Lenagh finished with 10. Hastings is now 6-9 overall and 3-4 in on the year and will be back in action Monday Dec. 29 taking part in the Bellevue Classic and will face No. 9 Bellevue with tip-off set for 7:00 p.m. in Bellevue.
The Hastings College women's basketball team turned Northern New Mexico College over 32 times in its first game of the Johnson and Wales Classic defeating NNMC 81-49 on Thursday night. Hastings accumulated 25 steals led by Chelsey Morton as she finished with a game high five. Jamie Van Kirk led the way in the scoring column for the Broncos as she finished with a game high 15 points she also had three steals. Shanelle Farmer added 10 points and three steals while Michaela Barry also had 10 points and two steals.The Broncos are now 9-5 on the on the year 3-4 in the GPAC and will be back in action tonight and will take on Johnson and Wales with tip-off set for 5:00 p.m.
Senior I-back Ameer Abdullah led the way in team awards announced last night. Abdullah was named the overall Team Most Valuable Player for the second straight year, and also earned Offensive MVP honors. Abdullah was also selected as the winner of the Guy Chamberlin Trophy. One of five team captains, Abdullah became Nebraska's all-time leader in all-purpose yards this season and ranks No. 2 on the career rushing list. A pair of Husker sophomores shared Defensive MVP honors for the 2014 season. Defensive tackle Maliek Collins recorded 12 tackles for loss on the year, along with 3.5 sacks. Safety Nate Gerry was the second-leading tackler for the Huskers and also ranked among the Big Ten leaders with five interceptions, all in league play. Freshman standout De'Mornay Pierson-El earned the Huskers' Special Teams MVP award. Freshman Josh Faulkenberry was awarded the Huskers' 2014 Walk-on MVP Award.
All three Hastings schools are in action tonight as the highschool basketball season continues.St. Cecilia will hit the road to take on Sutton starting at 6:00pm, 1230 KHAS will broadcast beginning with the pregame show at 5:45. Elsewhere Adams Central will travel to Ord and Hastings High heads west to take on Cozad.
In boys high school basketball action last night, Gibbon knocked off Ravenna 48-45, Grand Island Central Catholic blew out Minden 58-15 Wood River defeated Blue Hill 53-38In girls basketball, Blue Hill rolled past Wood River 73-37, Ravenna knocked off Gibbon 61-15, and Minden defeated Grand Island Central Catholic 64-25