Local Sports 12-6-2018

The Nebraska football team has received a commitment from a 5-foot-9, 180 pound running back from Frankfort, Kentucky.  Wandale Robinson rushed for 19-hundred 73 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior and added 31 catches for 725 yards and 11 more scores in just 11 games.  He also led Western Hills High School with 119 tackles and logged three interceptions.  Robinson is expected to sign his national letter of intent on December 19th and enroll early, meaning he’s expected to be on campus in Lincoln in January.  Robinson is considered the best 2019 prospect in the state of Kentucky.  The commitment bumps Nebraska to number 17 nationally in the Rivals team rankings and third in the Big Ten.

 

The Nebraska men’s basketball team coughed up a 13 point second half lead and lost to Minnesota 85-78 last night in Minneapolis.  The Gophers outscored the Huskers 29-11 over the games final ten minutes.  During that stretch, Nebraska was just 3 of 12 from the field, while Minnesota was 9 of 16.  Isaac Copeland led the Huskers with 17 points, Isaiah Robey had 15, Glynn Watson Junior had 14 and James Palmer Junior had 11.  Amir Coffey had 32 for the Gophers.  Nebraska is now 7-2 on the season, 1-1 in the Big Ten Conference.  They’ll play host to Creighton on Saturday.

 

Taylor Kissinger notched her second career double-double with 11 points and a career high 11 rebounds to power the Nebraska women’s basketball team to a 58-52 win over Kansas last night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  The Huskers had 64 rebounds in the game, that ties for the fourth highest in school history.  Nebraska is now 3-5 on the season.  They’ll play host to San Jose State on Saturday.

 

The Hastings College women’s basketball team outscored the College of St. Mary’s 52-31 in the second half to come away with a 75-66 win last night in Omaha.  The Broncos were playing the game without All-American point guard Shandra Farmer, who sat out the game with a nagging injury and fell behind 34-24 at halftime.  Hastings opened up the second half in a full court press and caught the College of St. Mary’s off guard.  They took the lead at 41-40 and never looked back.  McKenzie Willicott led the way with 16 points and 9 rebounds.  Kennedy Sander had 15 points and five rebounds.  Hastings is now 9-3, 5-2 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.  They’ll play at Dordt on Saturday.

 

Hastings College finished 10th in the 2018 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Coaches Postseason Top 25 Poll.  The Broncos finished the season 22-7.

 

The Hastings College men’s soccer team finished 16th in the final poll.  The women were 11th.

 

 

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