It was a big week for Washington girls basketball. Following the team's first set-back of the season at Lincoln on Tuesday, the Warriors notched a comeback win over No. 4 Roosevelt Friday night then the top-ranked Warriors outscored Bellevue East (Neb) 75-54 Saturday afternoon at home.

Washington (13-1) shot nearly 60 percent in the first half to take a 38-13 lead over the Chieftains, ranked No. 2 in Nebraska’s top class.

The Warriors got a shot in the arm with the return of Emma Hanson who finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in her first game back after suffering a concussion on Jan. 15.

"I really hated to miss the Lincoln and Roosevelt games but got cleared to play this one and I feel good," said Hanson.

The Warriors outrebounded Bellevue East 34-16 as junior Ellie Benson added a game-high 18 points.

"We feel we have a really good offense and have struggled putting points on the board," said Hanson. "We had really good energy that led to our fast start."

The Chieftains were without their best player Jayla Hobza, an ESPN top 100 recruit.

 

BELLEVUE EAST (12-2)

Hagen 2 0-0 5, Silva 3 1-2 9, Cascio Jenson 3 0-2 8, Trotter 1 1-2 3, Quinn 0 1-2 1, Cox 0 0-0 0, Williams 0 0-0 0, Vernon 0 0-0 0, Gengel 0 0-2 0, Hollie 0 0-0 0, Ourada 2 1-2 5, Frazier 9 0-1 23, Moseley 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 4-13 54.

WASHINGTON (13-1)

Veldkamp 6 4-4 17, Nieman 3 0-0 9, Benson 6 6-11 18, Koel 2 1-1 5, Mayer 3 2-2 8, Wiley 0 0-0 0, Zirpel 0 0-0 0, Visker 0 0-0 0, Goodhope 0 0-0 0, Knecht 2 0-0 5, Hanson 3 4-6 12, Vandebrake 0 0-2 0, Farritor 0 0-0 0, Arrington 0 1-2 1. Totals 25 18-28 75.

 

Bellevue East 6 13 40 54

Washington 13 38 50 75

3-pointers – B 10 (Frazier 5), W 7 (Nieman 3). Rebounds ­– B 16 (Hagen, Ourada 5) W 34 (Hanson 11). Total fouls – B 24, W 14. Fouled out – Quinn. Assists – B 6, W 8 (Veldkamp 4). Turnovers – B 17, W 18.