Mike Zimmerman, Feb. 10, 2014
Hastings High's Bailey Petzoldt had 10 of her team-high 22 points in the fourth quarter, none more important than her go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:46 left in the Tigers' 54-49 win Saturday over Class B No. 8 Omaha Skutt Catholic.
Trailing 48-47, Petzoldt had a hand in her face deep in the corner of the circle, but swished the basket anyway to help Hastings beat a top 10 opponent for the first time in years.
"At least since I've been here," said seventh-year head coach Greg Mays, whose team improved to 8-9 on the season and ended a two-game snide after losses to rival Adams Central and Kearney. "That was the play and it was a goofy play. Petz sized it up, and I didn't like (the shot) because the spacing wasn't great. I liked it after it hit the net."