The Axtell Lady Cats basketball team is one victory away from earning an automatic bid to the 2013 Nebraska State Girls Basketball Tournament in Lincoln on Feb. 28-March 2.
The Lady Cats (17-7) will meet the Giltner Hornets (18-6) on Friday, Feb. 22 at Gibbon High School when they play for the Class D-4 district title with tip set for 7 p.m.
Axtell advanced to the district final by knocking off SEM in the semifinals and upsetting Amherst in the D2-8 subdistrict final on Thursday to get into position to reach the state tournament.
The second-seeded Lady Cats opened the D2-8 subdistrict by taking on the SEM Mustangs in a semifinal clash in Wood River on Feb. 12.
The full article can be found in the February 20, 2013, edition of the Minden Courier.