Week 7 was another exciting week of Nebraska Boys High School Varsity Basketball. This was the week when you start to notice just how much players are improving and teams getting better despite overall records and stats. I was able…
Week 7 was another exciting week of Nebraska Boys High School Varsity Basketball. This was the week when you start to notice just how much players are improving and teams getting better despite overall records and stats. I was able to attend a few games this week and take notes/scout on what I saw for you to read below.
Omaha South Packers 64 vs Omaha Westside Warriors 86
- Omaha South Standouts (Notes)
- 11 Points 2 rebounds, 3 assists ( 3/4 from 3 pt range, 75%.)
- Despite the loss, Jacob still found ways to keep the fans on the edge of their seats. He showed he can handle heavy defensive pressure bringing the ball up the court at point guard. Martin can hit the 3 pointer wide open or off the dribble/moving side to side. With the final seconds heading into the 4th, Jacob hit an impressive half-court shot off the dribble with a hand in his face.Tap the link to see https://youtu.be/Keh4PZdZt_4 hit an amazing half-court shot!
- 19 Points (Game High) 8/11, 73% from the field.
- First time seeing Foard in action. Against Westside he played fearlessly. Another shifty guard that can light up the scoreboard and create his own shot. Very crafty with the ball in his hands. Activated to play the second half of the season for the Packers and has been active in scoring the basketball.
- Omaha Westside Standouts (Notes)
- Had an efficient night from the field ending with a 80% field goal percentage. A young athletic forward with a team-structured mentality. Stubblefield had 9 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal in the 86-64 victory.
- Chandler has continued to play at a mature level and under control. Against South, he posted 12 points (6-6, 100% FG), 3 assists, 1 steal, and 1 rebound. The starting point guard did an outstanding job of keeping his team in sync.
- CJ scored 7 points on 3 for 3 from the field. Mitchell also dished out 6 assists without any turnovers. Bright future ahead for the sophomore guard.
- Reggie played with strong energy and put up 15 points on 5-6 from the field (only missed one three-pointer). Thomas finished well in transition and had a highlight finger roll finish over a defender (Featured Photo). All while remaining within the team chemistry and keeping others involved.
- Payson went 3 for 7 from downtown and grabbed 4 rebounds.
- The backbone of the Warriors scored 12 points from all areas offensively. He made a few from behind the arc, some from the free-throw line, and was able to get to the basket.
- Wilson also shot great from downtown. He went 2-3 form behind the arc to add to the three-point hot streak his team displayed.
- Davis scored 12 points from downtown. He hit four three-pointers which gave his team great energy to push forward for the stylish victory.
- Benning played brilliant and attacked when he saw fit. He made a three-pointer at the right time and put his teammates in great position dishing out 4 assists.
Kearney Bearcats 53 vs Papillion-Lavista South Titans 56
- Kearney Bearcats Standouts (Notes)
- Moved well without the ball, has the ability to take defenders off the dribble. Scored 17 points including two three-pointers. Crashes the boards very well for a guard. Jack was pretty active in all phases of the game. Fun player to watch.
- Had a double-digit game scoring 10 points. Played the center position for the Bearcats but would be a small forward in collegiate play. Will set solid screens and played tough defense as well. The type of player you look forward to seeing more of.
- Papillion-Lavista South Titans Standouts (Notes)
- Broncaille played with a chip on his shoulders and was an excellent floor general, even in his short time on the bench. He scored at the basket, on and off the dribble. He made jump shots from short and mid-range. He set screens, found open teammates, and played tight defense. Daniel has been playing this way all year too. Against Kearney, he posted 23 points, 9 rebounds, an assist, and one steal.
- Bryson Bahl is a 6’3 freshman that is averaging 10 points per game, 4 rebounds, and a few assists. Against the Bearcats he showed he can score either long-range or midrange within. went 3-5 from downtown and 50% from field goal range to put his team in the lead for the win. Bahl also had 3 steals and 3 assists.
Other Notable Performers From Week 7
- Pius X
- Omaha Central
- Omaha Central
- Millard North
- Millard South
- Creighton Prep
- Creighton Prep
- Drew Sellon Fremont
- Keyshaun Williams Omaha North
- Trey Richert Nebraska Lutheran
- Jared Boher Pius X
- Joe Vankat Omaha Roadrunners
- Caleb Rule Lewiston
- Bellevue West
- Ethan Yungtum Elkhorn
- Gai Chan Bellevue East
- North Platte