Laurel O'Malley picked up her 100th coaching victory Friday night as Chambers/Wheeler Central avenged an earlier loss to Stuart to gallop into Saturday's Niobrara Valley Conference championship.
The Renegades (16-3) defeated Stuart (16-4) 62-42 in Elgin in the semifinal matchup. CWC will take on St. Mary's at 6:15 p.m. Saturday for a shot at the NVC crown. St. Mary's won an earlier meeting with CWC, 69-42.
Stuart will play EPPJ for the consolation title.
It's been a big year for O'Malley, who was recently inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame with the rest of the 1991 Sutton basketball team. They were the only team to go undefeated that season.
O'Malley's 100 wins were amassed in just 4 1/2 seasons.