HASTINGS, NE -- The North Platte girls basketball team grabbed an early lead and never looked back on the way to a 46-38 victory.

Hastings (3-14) scored the first basket of the game but North Platte (4-15) responded with seven-straight points and never trailed after that. Hastings cut it to a two-point game in the second quarter but the Bulldogs used a buzzer-beating three extend the lead back to eight points at half.

North Platte scored six of the first eight points in the second half to nab a 12-point cushion and held a comfortable advantage the rest of the way. Hastings scored the last six points of the game to made it a single-digit defeat.

North Platte... Kaminski 14, Hansen 9, Ouderkirk 8, Zurn 6, Freeze 4, Williams 3, Uehling 2

Hastings... Consbruck 10, Landgren 9, Synek 4, Nollette 4, Hamilton 4, Beck 3, Quintero 2, Laux 2