Local Sports 12-5-2018

The Nebraska men’s basketball team will play at Minnesota tonight. The Huskers are 7-1 on the season, 1-0 in the Big Ten Conference. The Gophers are 6-2, 0-1 in the conference. Minnesota has one of the Big Ten’s best interior players in Jordan Murphy, who is averaging 14.6 points and 12.0 rebounds per game. Tip-off will be at 8:00pm. We’ll have it on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM beginning with the pre-game show at 7:04pm.

The Nebraska women’s basketball team returns to Pinnacle Bank Arena for the first time in 24 days when the Huskers take on traditional rival Kansas tonight. The Huskers are 2-5 on the season. The Jayhawks are 6-0. Kansas is led by guard Jessica Washington, who is averaging 17.8 points and 3 rebounds per game. Tip-off will be at 7:00pm. We’ll have the game on ESPN 1550 KICS beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45pm.

Nebraska great and 1997 Outland Trophy winner Aaron Taylor was one of 13 individuals inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame last night. As a senior in 1997, Taylor led Nebraska to a perfect 13-0 record and the schools third national title in four years after defeating Tennessee in the Orange Bowl. He becomes the 18th Nebraska player to earn induction into the College Hall of Fame to go along with 6 coaches.

The Hastings College men’s basketball team shot nearly 60 percent from the field last night to beat Bellevue 90-80 at Lynn Farrell Arena. Kevin Miller led the way with 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. Bart Hiscock finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Brendan Lipovsky had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Hastings is now 9-3 on the season, 4-2 in the conference. They’ll play at Dordt on Saturday.

The Hastings College women’s basketball team will play the College of St. Mary’s tonight in Omaha. The Broncos have won five games in a row to improve to 8-3 on the season, 4-2 in the conference. The Flames are 2-10, 1-5 in the conference. Tip-off will be at 6:00pm. We’ll have it on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 5:45pm.

Five Hastings College soccer players have been honored by the NAIA. Castle de Ortega and Laurie Potvin were named honorable mention All-Americans. On the men’s side, Danny Whitehall was named a second team All-American while Kieran Harrison and Erick Tello were honorable mention.

Fort Hays State beat the Nebraska-Kearney men’s basketball team 76-73 last night. Henry Penner and Chase Winchester had 17 points apiece for the Lopers. UNK is now 3-4.

The UNK women’s basketball team lost to Fort Hays State 62-53. Kelsey Sanger had 21 points for the Lopers. UNK is now 5-3. Both teams will host Emporia State on Thursday.

In high school hoops last night, the Adams Central boys beat Wood River 77-39. Haggan Hilgendorf had 16 points for the Patriots. Adams Central is now 2-1. In the girls game, Adams Central edged Wood River 58-53. The Patriots came from 12 points down in the final five minutes to get the win. Morgan Samuelson had 20 points for Adams Central. The Patriots are now 3-0.

Elsewhere in boys basketball, Axtell beat Silver Lake 66-52, Lexington rolled past Minden 74-39, Northwest beat Norris 49-37, Shelton got by Harvard 52-47 and Sutton blasted Nebraska Christian 78-37.

In girls play, Harvard beat Shelton 47-26, Kenesaw downed Loomis 47-46, McCool Junction beat Giltner 55-45, Minden got by Lexington 43-35, Northwest beat Norris 49-37, Silver Lake edged Axtell 38-33 and Sutton beat Nebraska Christian 45-26.

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