LINCOLN — Giltner junior Dani Most scored a game-high 26 points in the Hornets' first-round matchup of the Class D-2 state tournament. A performance like that would usually coincide with a Giltner victory, but on Thursday, the Hornets were up against one of the top offenses in the class.
Most's 26 points were not enough for a win as Giltner fell to Wynot 80-53 at Lincoln East High School, eliminating the sixth-seeded Hornets from the state tournament.
"I thought our defense played better in the second half, but if (Wynot) found the open person, they put it down most of the time," Giltner coach Nancy Lockmon said. "They shot lights out. ... We tried two different defenses in the first half and neither one worked very well. When you give up 49 by halftime, you're in trouble."
The Blue Devils' offense seemingly could do no wrong Thursday. Third-seeded Wynot jumped out to a 23-10 lead in the first quarter thanks to five 3-pointers. In the second quarter, the Blue Devils made 11-of-12 free throws and reached the 49-point mark at the halftime break. The Blue Devils shot 58 percent (25-for-43) from the field for the game.