C2-2 District Final: Sutton Fillies (21-4) vs. Nebraska Christian (19-5)

Tonight’s (Friday, Feb. 27) C2-2 District Final between the Sutton Fillies and the Nebraska Christian Eagles will pit two teams that come in with strong records and looking to make a trip to Lincoln next weekend for the 2015 Nebraska High School Girls State Basketball Championships.
As the Fillies and Eagles hit the court at Aurora High School for the 7 p.m. tip, Sutton, ranked sixth in the most recent Class C-2 state polls, comes in having won 18 of their last 20 games with losses coming to Class C-2 fourth ranked Freeman (24-2) and Class B fifth ranked (York 20-4).
The Fillies rolled through the C2-3 Sub-District, trouncing two Southern Nebraska Conference opponents in the process, Tri County in the first round, 59-22, and Fillmore Central in the C2-3 final, Thursday, Feb. 19, 61-24.
Sutton’s only other two losses came to SNC foe Superior, in the season opener, who finished their season last week at 19-4 and to Class C-1 top ranked Lincoln Christian back on Dec. 13.
Big wins for the Fillies include a 46-44 win over C-2 third ranked Hastings St. Cecilia (20-3), a 39-31 win over Class D-2 top ranked Falls City Sacred Heart (24-2) in the Freeman Holiday Tournament back on Dec. 30, and then avenging their season opening loss to Superior in the finals of the SNC tournament, beating the Wildcats convincingly 41-27.
The Eagles would open their season at 6-1 before the turn of the calendar to 2015.
Nebraska Christian after back-to-back losses to Humphrey St. Francis (Jan. 3) and Fullerton (Jan. 8) have won 13 of their last 15 games heading into tonight's big game.
The Eagles placed third in the Goldenrod Conference Tournament and upended Cross County (47-37) and Shelby-Rising City (45-34), avenging a 47-40 loss to Shelby-Rising City on Feb. 12, to win the C2-4 Sub-Districts, played in York.
To the victor is a trip to the Class C-2 State Tournament. First round games, played at Lincoln North Star High School will begin Thursday, March 5. Second round C-2 games will be played at the Sports Center in Lincoln, March 6, while the C-2 State title game will be featured in the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The consolation battle for third place will be played at Lincoln Southwest High School, both played on March 7.

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