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THE GIRL'S DISTRICT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS TIP OFF TOMORROW IN CLASS A AND B...

TODAY LINCOLN SOUTHEAST CONTINUED PREPARING FOR ANOTHER RUN AT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP...

CHANNEL 8 SPORTS REPORTER MATT LOTHROP EXPLAINS HOW A TITLE WIN COULD COMPLETE A CAREER...

IT'S A RESUME THAT LOOKS LIKE A LEGENDS

ALL–CITY.

ALL–CONFERENCE.

ALL–STATE.

MCDONALD'S ALL–AMERICAN NOMINEE.

3–YEAR TEAM CAPTAIN.

CITY CHAMPION.

CONFERENCE CHAMPION.

YET ONE CLAIM HAS ELUDED THE CAREER OF LINCOLN SOUTHEAST GUARD ALEXA KASTANEK.

Kastanek says, "A state championship would definitely put a cherry on top of everything. We were so close last year and I think that's what drives us this year."

THE IOWA HAWKEYE RECRUIT HAS AVERAGED 16 POINTS A GAME FOR THE 18–3 KNIGHTS WHO OPEN DISTRICT PLAY ON TUESDAY.

FOUR WINS WOULD GET SOUTHEAST TO WHERE THEY WERE A YEAR AGO – ON THE DOORSTEP OF THEIR FIRST STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE 2008 – A TEAM THAT INCLUDED KASTANEK'S OLDER SISTER MARISSA.

AFTER DROPPING THE 20–12 FINALS TO OMAHA CENTRAL — KASTANEK HAS KEPT A COVENENT WITH HER COACH KARA GRAHAM.

"I texted Graham after that game and said 'Graham I will promised you next year this won't happen because I will do everything in my power to get us back there and take it."

WITH FIVE WINS SEPARATING KASTANEK FROM THE PINNACLE OF PREP SPORTS, THE SENIOR GUARD IS DETERMINED TO FULFILL THAT PROMISE AND LEAVE A LEGACY AS ONE OF LINCOLN'S ELITE.

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