NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The semi-final game of the SPVA girls' basketball tournament were played Thursday night at NPCC.
Chase County's Bryn McNair runs up the court following a three-pointer in Thursday's SPVA semi-final game against St. Pat's. The Longhorns defeated the Irish 55-53 in overtime. (Credit: Patrick Johnstone/KNOP-TV)
Semi-final one featured #1 Bridgeport against #5 Hershey. The Bulldogs had the lead 14-10 at halftime, but the game picked up in the second half. With 5:55 left in the fourth, Hershey's Jordyn Messesmith hit a three to tie the game at 26. The Panthers later took the lead, but Sydney Nein's floater gave the Bulldogs the 35-34 lead with 1:22 left, and they would not relinquish that lead, winning 39-35.
Game two was #2 St. Pat's against #3 Chase County. The Irish led by two with under ten seconds left in the game, but the Longhorns pushed the ball down the floor and hit a buzzer-beating layup to send the game to overtime. In overtime, the Irish had a one point lead with 4.3 seconds left. The Longhorns inbounded the ball to Alexis Richmond, who hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to send the Longhorns to the championship game.
Bridgeport and Chase County will play in the championship game Saturday, Jan. 25 at 6:00 p.m. central time at NPCC.