Local Sports 12-3-2018

The Nebraska men’s basketball team opened the Big Ten Conference season with a 75-60 win over Illinois yesterday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. James Palmer Junior led the Huskers with 23 points, four assists and one steal.  Isaac Copeland had 16 points and five rebounds.  Nebraska is now 7-1 on the season, their best start since the 2003-2004 season.  They’ll play at Minnesota on Wednesday.


The Nebraska women’s basketball team lost to Creighton 74-65 yesterday at the D.J. Sokol Arena in Omaha.  Sam Haiby led the Huskers with 17 points.  Audrey Faber led the Bluejays with 18 points and 10 rebounds.  Nebraska is now 2-5 on the season and will play host to Kansas on Wednesday.


The Nebraska volleyball team will play Kentucky on Friday in the NCAA Regional Semifinal in Minneapolis.  In the other game, Minnesota will play Oregon.  The Huskers beat Hofstra and Missouri over the weekend.


The Hastings College women’s basketball team beat 8th ranked Morningside 72-61 on Saturday at Lynn Farrell Arena.  Shandra Farmer led the way with 27 points.  Hastings is now 8-3, 4-2 in the conference.  They’ll play the College of St. Mary’s on Wednesday in Omaha.


The Hastings College men’s basketball team couldn’t slow down second ranked Morningside on Saturday and dropped a 104-73 decision to the Mustangs.   Morningside hit 60 percent of their field goals in the game, compared to 38 percent for Hastings.  Bart Hiscock had 27 points for the Broncos.  Hastings is now 8-3 on the season, 4-2 in the conference.  They’ll play Bellevue University on Tuesday at 7:00pm at Lynn Farrell Arena.  We’ll have it on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45pm.


Sage Meyer and Lucy Skoch of Hastings College have earned all region honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association.  Meyer finished her senior year with 322 kills averaging 2.9 kills per set while hitting .209 for the year.  She recorded 297 digs, which was second on the team.  Skoch finished her sophomore campaign leading Hastings with 373 kills averaging 3.49 kills per set while hitting .290 for the season.


The Hastings College wrestling team competed in the Wayland Open in Texas on Saturday.  Taygen Smith won the championship at 157 pounds.  Austin Mitchell at 149 pounds, Jarret Jurgens at 165 pounds and Tarron Adams at 184 pounds all finished runner up.  Kobe Paczosa at 125 pounds finished third.  The Broncos will take part in the Doane Open on Saturday.

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