Boys State Basketball highlights & results: Tuesday, March 9
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The NSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament is underway in Lincoln. The tournament has an expanded format this year with games spanning 5 days from March 9-13.
Follow along throughout the day for highlights, results, and analysis. Watch 1011 NOW at 6 and 10 p.m. for a recap of the Boys State Tournament.
Tuesday, March 9
FINAL: Norris 62, Blair 46. Norris raced out to an early 10-point lead and held off a second-half charge by Blair in the Titans’ first state tournament win since 2011. Norris was led by an 18-point effort from Brayson Mueller. Senior forward Trey Deveaux scored 13 points, while Cade Rice added 10. With Norris’ lead trimmed to 6 in the third quarter, Rice made a momentum-halting layup following a steal in the backcourt.
FINAL: Elkhorn 63, Platteview 48
FINAL: Millard North 73, Millard South 46. Hunter Sallis scored 15 of his game-high 24 points in the first half to lift Millard North in the Class A Quarterfinals. Sallis, a 5-star recruit, made 3 of his 5 field goal attempts from beyond the arc. Jasen Green and Saint Thomas had 12 points apiece for the Mustangs, who improve to 24-2 on the season.
FINAL: Millard West 47, Lincoln Pius X 45. In a quarterfinal thriller, Evan Meyersick made a buzzer-beating layup to give Millard West a 2-point win over Lincoln Pius X. The game-winning shot was preceded by a clutch 3-pointer from Pius’ Sam Hoiberg. The Thunderbolts guard swished a long-range shot from the left wing to tie the game 45-45 with :03 left. On the final play, Meyersick caught a pass near midcourt, quickly dribbled toward the hoop, and layed in a contested shot at the buzzer. The play came in front of the Millard West student section, which erupted in celebration. Lincoln Pius X’s season ends with an 18-4 record.
FINAL: Bellevue West 55, Lincoln East 47. Lincoln East played inspired basketball without its head coach Jeff Campbell on the sideline. The Spartans were led by Brayden McPhail who scored 17 points. Wisconsin commit Chucky Hepburn had a quiet night but Frankie Fidler went for 22 points for the Thunderbirds.
FINAL: Creighton Prep 64, Papillion-La Vista South 56
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