Elkhorn North continues dominance, wins third straight state title
LINCOLN - For the third straight season, and for the third time since the school opened three years ago, Elkhorn North Wolves girls basketball are state champions of Class B.
The only team to have beaten EHN all season was the one they would face in the finals, that being Omaha Skutt.
Skutt led for much of the first quarter, but in a high scoring opening frame, the score would be tied at 18-18 at the end of one. Britt Prince, arguably the best player in the state, was held to just three points in the opening frame, but it was never a question of if, but when, she'd get hot and that was in the second quarter where she'd knock down three straight triples to total a game high 15 in the first half -- that helped EHN to a five point lead at the break.
A big scare happened midway through the third quarter when Britt Prince hurt, what she said was, her foot. After a few minutes on the bench, she went back into the game and ended with a game high 26.
Skutt's Peyton Mccabe led the Skyhawks in scoring with 17 including 3 triples, one of which cut the deficit to four at one point in the fourth. EHN followed that up with a run of their own to secure the win 64-51.
Britt Prince led all scorers with 26, while her teammate, and Purdue volleyball commit, Grace Heaney led in rebounding with a dozen.
Prince ends her state tournament with 28 points per game, and becomes the first junior to score 200 points at state.