Posted On: 04/8/20 4:11 PM

As we finish our coverage of the 2019-20 season, and as we wait anxiously to have basketball return, let’s take a look at the seven best players in Nebraska’s Class B this past winter.

The Season in Review: There was not alot of doubt in most people’s minds as to which squad was the overwhelming favorite coming into the season.  Crete returned almost all of its scoring and, with the steady hand of head coach John Larsen, the Cardinals ripped thorugh the regular season undefeated.  Quality squads, like York, Norris and Grand Island Northwest, all took their shots at the Cardinals, but were defeated.  It wasn’t until the sub-district final, when Maly badly turned her ankle, where Crete fell to Beatrice.

Recapping the State Tournament: A solid field of teams descended on Lincoln, and every game was highly contested.  Scottsbluff pulled a mild upset over Bennington, but then the Bearcats ran out of gas the next day against Beatrice.  Top-seeded Crete survived an overtime upset bid by Norris, then pushed through a triple overtime thriller, 48-47, to defeat Whitney BrownWhitneyBrown5'6" | PGGrand Island NW | 2020StateNE and Grand Island Northwest for the fourth time this season.  Crete and Maly finally hit their stride in the final,

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