Posted On: 03/3/20 4:47 PM

GAME 1: #1 Lincoln Christian (21-3) vs. #8 Malcolm (19-6)

LOCATION: Devaney Sports Center

TIME: 9:00 AM

KEY PLAYERS FOR LINCOLN CHRISTIAN: The Crusaders return to the state tournament for the 23rd time, and they have a great chance to go home with some hardware.  Fort Hays State signee Olivia Hollenbeck Olivia Hollenbeck 6'3" | PF Lincoln Christian | 2020 State NE (14.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg) should command the paint all weekend, along with 6’0" classmate Alexis Johnson (8.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg).  Another senior, guard Allyson Korte, is a steay influence who does all the little things.  Christian is looking to take things one step further this season and cut down the nets early Saturday afternoon.

KEY PLAYERS FOR MALCOLM: The Clippers might be the youngest team in the entire field of 48, with no seniors on the roster.  Two freshman, Alyssa Fortik (12.5 ppg, 3.1 spg) and Emma Brown (7.5 ppg, 6.2 ppg) have led them all season, with support from junior Joslyn Small Joslyn Small 5'6" | SG Malcolm | 2021 NE (7.3 ppg).  This match-up might be a bit too much for Malcolm Thursday morning, but it could be a precursor for a great run over the next couple of years.

GAME 2: #4 St. Paul (23-2) vs. #5 Wahoo (18-7)

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