Papillion-La Vista South had a difficult time locating its offense in the first half of Saturday's game with Bryan.
Aaron Rothermund helped the Titans find it in the second half.
Rothermund scored 14 of his game-high 19 points in the second half as the Titans rallied past the visiting Bears 59-48.
The junior guard was held scoreless for the first 13 minutes of the game and Bryan took advantage in building a 25-12 advantage.
Rothermund got warmed up with back-to-back buckets and Andrew Digiacomo drilled a 3-pointer late in the first half to cut Bryan's lead to 27-20 by the half.
Rothermund's hot streak continued into the third quarter with two 3-pointers and a 3-point play that tied the game at 33-all with 52 seconds left in the third quarter.
Bradley Spencer's layup gave the Titans the lead 30 seconds later and they would never trail again.
“It really began for us on the defensive end,” South coach Joel Hueser said. “We guarded a little better and started to attack more on offense.
“Aaron is certainly capable of scoring in flurries and we had a stretch where he got some 3-pointers and a couple of 3-point plays.”
Adam Gadsden opened the fourth quarter with a bucket and consecutive 3-point plays from Rothermund and Zach Bussard completed the 23-6 run that gave the Titans their largest lead.
Rothermund was the lone Titan in double figures as Spencer added nine and Gadsen and Cole Wellman seven apiece.
Hueser's team boosted its record to 8-12 and looks to make another late season run like it did a year ago when it landed its first state tourney berth.
“We're gradually improving,” Hueser said. “We began the year as a very inexperienced team, but we've been able to stay the course. Now we have to find a way to be a little more effective.”
Bryan's loss was its 13th in its last 14 games, many coming as a result of brief lapses in the Bears' consistency.
“We haven't put together a complete 32 minutes yet,” Bear coach Terrence O'Donnell said. “We play well at times, but we seem to have one bad stretch and we haven't been able to finish.
“We'll keep our heads up and keep working hard regardless of our record.”
Warol Gatdit led the Bears (3-17) with 13 points. Akot Riak added 11, Deon Parker 10 and Grant Cannon nine.
Lincoln Southeast 63, Papio South 49 – The Titans fell behind 18-3 to start the night and couldn't recover in the road loss.
Rothermund led the way with 11 points in the loss.
Creighton Prep 74, Bryan 45 – The Junior Jays built a 30-14 halftime edge Friday night at home.
Riak had 15 points in the loss.