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Cedar Catholic girls will face a tough road ahead

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LINCOLN — The Lady Trojans pulled off what was arguably the biggest upset in all of Class D1 when they beat the No. 4 seeded Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Lady Bulldogs 71-59 in the District title game at Norfolk.

Cedar enters the State Tourney as the eighth seed, so now they must go from the frying pan into the fire.

Friday’s title win was quite the showing for the then No. 13 Cedar Catholic girls who now face No. 1 Weeping Water (25-1) at 9 a.m. Thursday.

“I have not watched any tape yet but will work on that,” Coach Wortmann said Sunday. “I am sure they are a very good ball team with the record they have accomplished this year.”

Weeping Water has the ability to score. They put up a season-high 87 points back in December against Omaha Christian. They reached the 70-point mark on three other occasions on the year. Their defense has limited 20 of their 26 foes to under 45 points.

Weeping Water is led by Grace Cave (18.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 5.0 apg) and Peyton Barrett (17.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 4.1 spg), while Reagan Aronson and Jamison Twomey have shown a propensity to score.

The Cedar girls have only broken the 70-point mark once this year — in the District title game.

The Cedar defense has the ability to really step it up, though. In nine of their 23 games, they didn’t allow the competition to get above 45 points.

The Cedar offense is paced by Brynn Wortmann (13.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg) and Makenna Noecker (12.9 ppg) while Abby Hochstein hits for 10 points and 5.9 rebounds a night and Aiden Wortmann has been good for 7.9 ppg and 4.7 rpg.