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Hastings ready to compete in Class B

Hastings girls basketball aims for first State Tournament appearance since 2016
Published: Dec. 1, 2020 at 10:42 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Hastings High girls basketball returns four starters and seven varsity lettermen from last year’s 13-9 team.

The Tigers have not been to the State Basketball Tournament since 2016 but head coach Greg Mays is confident in the group he has coming back.

“I look around the state, there is nobody I’m scared to go play,” Mays said. “Step number one, is to get to a district final and hopefully host it. Step two, is to get in the tournament and then step three is we can win games down there.”

Key returners for the Tigers include top-scorer in junior McKinsey Long (10.5 PPG), senior Dayton Sealey (7.9 PPG), junior Maddie Hilgendorf and Kaitlyn Laux. Laux is expected to miss the first few games with a concussion.

“I think we can really get up there,” Sealey said. “We have a really good offense. We really know how to run the floor. I think we can pretty high we just have to try our hardest.”

Mays said the top team in Class B is Norris and another team getting attention is York.

Hastings opens up its season Thursday, Dec. 3 hosting Seward.

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