Posted On: 11/21/19 4:01 PM
Over the next three weeks, we're going to take a look at each class in Nebraska, starting with Class D2 and ending up with Class A right around Thanksgiving weekend. Today, we will take a look at Class B, who last year had a wide open state tournament field that crowned a lower seed champion that won their third state championship in seven years.
RETURNING CHAMPION: Starting the state tournament as a six seed was a bit of a misnomer for the Vikings of Grand Island Northwest. In a wide open field where you could have made the argument for all eight teams that qualified that they had a shot to cut down the nets, Northwest road the broad shoulders of Whitney Brown to squeak out an opening round win over Seward, then came back from 18 down in the semi-final against Waverly before winning by seven. In the final, Northwest won the rubber game against conference rival Crete, 48-41.
TOP RETURNING PLAYER: Creighton commit Morgan Maly is perhaps the best pure scorer in the state. The Crete superstar, who averaged right at 20 points a game, is a rare three-level scorer and can score from anywhere on the floor. With her