Norris falls to Elkhorn North in Class B quarterfinals
LINCOLN, NE — For the third straight season, Norris was pitted against Elkhorn North in the Class B state girls basketball tournament. Thursday afternoon, Elkhorn North prevailed once again against the Titans in the Class B quarterfinals.
The Wolves defeated the Titans 60-40 behind 28 points from Britt Prince, who ESPN has ranked as a top-10 recruit in the class of 2024.
The Titans came out strong, controlling the pace and led after the first quarter 8-7. The game remained tight until late in the second quarter. With the score at 18-16, Prince scored seven points in a row, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer to make it 25-16 at the break.
Norris responded early in the third quarter, opening on a 7-2 scoring run to pull to within four points at 27-23. The Wolves though dominated the rest of the period, outscoring the Titans 16-4 the rest of the period to hold a 43-27 advantage heading to the fourth.
The Elkhorn North run came from a variety of players as Norris held Prince to just two points in the third.
Prince though came on strong again in the fourth, scoring 10 points to keep the game out of reach as the Wolves won 60-40.
With the victory, Elkhorn North remains undefeated at the state tournament at 7-0. The school has won the state tournament in each of its first two years of existence. Elkhorn North opened in the fall of 2020.
Norris was paced by Ella Johnson who finished with 11. Anistyn Rice added 10.
In addition to Prince's 28, Mckenna Murphy had 12.
Elkhorn North will face the winner of York and Scottsbluff in the semifinals Friday. Norris' season ends at 16-10.