#3 North Central Faces #10 Elgin Public/Pope John in Subdistrict Final

PLAINVIEW – Niobrara Valley Conference foes clash in Plainview this evening as North Central takes on Elgin Public/Pope John in their sub-district final Thursday evening. A preview of both teams is below. You can tune into the game on NCN 35 or online at ncnsportsnow.com beginning at 6:45 p.m.

#3 NORTH CENTRAL KNIGHTS (17-3)

Head Coach: Alex McCleary

Players to Watch:

#11 Rachel Stewart: The 5’10” senior averages 11.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game
#2 Caitlin Orton: The 5’9″ junior averages 9.9 points and 9.2 rebounds per game

State Tournament Appearances:

None yet.

    How They Got Here:

Defeated Elkhorn Valley in the sub-district semi-final, 49-45.

#10 ELGIN PUBLIC/POPE JOHN WOLFPACK (19-3)

Head Coach: Randy Eisenhauer

    Players to Watch:

#21 Allyson Wemhoff: The 5’3″ sophomore averages 12.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 3 steals per game
#20 Baylee Wemhoff: The senior averages 10.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.6 steals per game

    State Tournament Appearances:

None as a co-op, but Elgin and Pope John have a combined nine appearances between them, with Elgin winning the 1988 Class D1 title and Pope John finishing as runner-up in D2 in 2008.

    How They Got Here:

Defeated Boyd County in the sub-district semis, 50-23.

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