The North Platte St. Pat's and Sutherland girls' basketball teams will meet in the subdistrict championship game on Thursday after both teams won their semifinal games on Tuesday night.The D1-11 finals between St. Pat's and Sutherland will be played in Gothenburg at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
St. Pat's is rated third in the state and Sutherland seventh by the Nebraska School Activities Association.
In the subdistrict tournament Tuesday, No. 1-seed St. Pat's Lady Irish (20-3) defeated Maxwell 59-44 to move into the finals. Maxwell ends its season at .500 with a record of 11-11.
In the match between the second and third seeds, No. 2 seed Sutherland (18-5) was victorious over Brady 57-50. Brady's season ends at 19-3. They were ranked 14th in the state by the NSAA.
The Irish have won both previous matchups with the Sailors. St. Pat's came out ahead, 34-30, in a regular season game in December and handed the Sailors a 45-31 loss in January in the South Platte Valley Assocation tournament.
St. Pat's also has earned some insurance. In case of a loss in either the subdistrict or district finals, the Lady Irish are ranked high enough that they might qualify for a wild card berth in the state tournament.