The Nebraska School Activities Association has corrected a scoring error that occurred during the Class A girls state basketball championship final Saturday.
A second-quarter field goal was inadvertently awarded to Lincoln Southeast forward Jessica Shepard. After a review of video, and scorebooks kept by Lincoln Southeast and Bellevue West high schools — the two teams involved in the championship game — the basket was actually scored by senior guard Alexa Kastanek.
The correction leaves Shepard with 24 points for the game and 79 points for the three-game championship series. That is one point shy of tying Maurtice Ivy’s 80-point performance for Omaha Central during the 1984 girls state basketball championships.
Kastanek will be credited with 16 points and concludes her career with 105 state tournament points to add her name to the all-time tournament scoring chart. Shepard, a sophomore forward, has scored 111 points during six state tournament games the past two seasons to also join the NSAA’s all-time tournament scoring list.
Tryouts scheduled for Pinnacle team
The Nebraska Girls Basketball Association and Pinnacle Bank have announced tryout dates for this summer’s girls basketball team.
The first will be Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at Grand Island High School while the second will be March 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln. Coaches this year will be Jon Perone of Omaha Benson and Matt Fritsche of Midland University.
Pinnacle Bank has been a sponsor for a girls’ summer basketball team for the past 15 years.
The tryout form is on the NGBA website at ngba.info. Questions can be directed to Ken Cook at email@example.com or Jeff Ritz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papio South names new volleyball coach
Elena Pietro has been hired as the volleyball coach at Papillion-La Vista South, replacing Gwen Egbert.
Egbert stepped down to take the head coaching job at Doane College..
Pietro, who played collegiately at Louisiana State from 2005 to 2008, is a former Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year. She later played professionally in Puerto Rico.
She coaches in the Premier club program in Omaha.
— Mike Patterson