LINCOLN, Neb. – The Mitchell Tigers showed just why they were able to go undefeated in the regular season.
Mitchell beat Pierce 53-36 in the first round of the Class C1 State Tournament in Lincoln.
The game was tied after one quarter, but Mitchell turned their offense on in the second quarter and outscored Pierce by 11. They would expand their lead into the second half.
Mitchell was led by Keyana Wilfred with 18 points. Kenzey Kanno scored 11 and Jori Peters, along with Victoria Schwartz added 10.
Pierce was paced by Carly Sutherland with 15 points and Maggie Brahmer with 14 points.
PIERCE (17-9): 9 9 9 9 36
MITCHELL (27-0): 9 20 13 11 53
PHS: Sutherland-15, Brahmer-14, Zimmerer-6
MHS: Wilfred-18, Kanno-11, Peters-10, Schwartz-10, Gillen-4