There will be a new champion in the A division of the MUDECAS Girls Basketball Tournament.
Third-seeded Bruning-Davenport-Shickley came from behind to beat second-seeded and defending champion Sterling 52-46 Thursday at the Beatrice City Auditorium.
BDS moves into the championship game while the Jets will now play in a third place game.
Sterling controlled the entire first half. Five points from Macy Richardson and four points from Colby Thies helped the Jets bolt out to a 13-7.
Sterling turned that into a double digit lead in the second quarter, leading 27-15 at the half.
Thies opened the third quarter with a jumper to give Sterling their biggest lead at 29-15, but it would be all BDS after that.
The Lady Eagles went on a 12-0 run from there. It was started by Taylor Sliva's three pointer and Regan Alfs followed that up with a basket in the post. A three pointer by Macy Kamler and a put back basket by Sliva made it 29-25. Kamler finished the run with a basket to make it 29-27.
Sterling's Belle Haner finally ended the run with a basket, but four straight points by Sacred Heart to finish the third quarter made it 31-31 entering the fourth.
The Jets' Richardson opened the fourth quarter scoring with a three pointer, but four straight points by Kamler gave BDS their first lead since the beginning of the game.
Kaitlyn Wusk hit a jumper for Sterling to give Sterling the lead back, but that would be the last lead of the game for the Jets.
A free throw by Kamler and a three pointer by Alfs made it 41-36 with 4:30 left in the game.
After two free throws by Richardson made it a three point game, Alfs hit a free throw of her own and Sliva scored on a fast break lay up to make it 44-38.
Richardson hit two more free throws to make it a four point game, but BDS scored four straight to make it 48-40. BDS would be able to make enough free throws down the stretch to win the game 52-46.
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Kamler led the way for BDS with 23 poitns while Sliva had 12, Alfs had 11, Rylee Haecker had four and Kaylee Noel had two.
Richardson led the way for Sterling with 20 points while Thies had 14 points. Ella Wingert had six and Belle Haner, Kaitlyn Wusk and Dani Janssen.
BDS' championship game is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Friday against Falls City Sacred Heart at the Beatrice City Auditorium.
Sterling will play in a third place game at 5 p.m. on Friday against Diller-Odell at the auditorium.
Sacred Heart 54, Diller-Odell 25
Falls City Sacred Heart advanced to the A Division championship by defeating Diller-Odell 54-25 in the semifinals on Thursday.
Sacred Heart jumped out to a 20-1 lead in the first quarter and extended that lead to 31-11 at half time. They continued to lead 46-16 after three quarters, allowing them to coast to the win in the fourth quarter.
Erison Vonderschmidt led the way for Sacred Heart with 14 points while Rachel Magdanz had 10, Delanie Witt and Jessica Wertenberger had six each, Ella Simon had five, Emma Littrel had four, McKenzie Witt had three and Danielle Bippes had two.
Addie Heidemann led Diller-Odell with eight points while Emily Swanson had five points, Kyleigh Barnts and Karli Heidemann had four points each, Melina Kostal had three points and Mackenzie Vitosh had one point.
Palmyra boys advance to A Division championship
Palmyra pulled off an upset to advance to the MUDECAS Boys A Division Championship.
The fifth-seeded Panthers beat top-seeded Parkview Christian 63-47 Thursday night in the semifinals at the Beatrice City Auditorium.
The game was tied 40-40 entering the fourth quarter, but Palmyra went on a 10-0 run early in the fourth. They held off the Patriots from there.
Palmyra will play their championship game at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the auditorium against the winner of Thursday's late semifinal game between second-seeded Sacred Heart and third-seeded Tri County. That game wasn't over by press time.