LINCOLN — Winston Cook finished with a double-double (23 points, 10 rebounds), including nine points in the final 6½ minutes for the Warriors, who shot 45.8 percent (22 of 48) from the floor.
The 6-foot-5 Cook was 10-of-18 shooting, including his final three field-goal attempts as Wahoo turned back a Boys Town rally.
“That’s what Winston does,” Wahoo coach Kevin Scheef said. “He’s a great player — in my opinion, obviously, the best in C-1 — and he steps up and makes plays for us over and over again.”
Trey Scheef added 13 points and four assists and Karson Hesser had 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Wahoo.
After Wahoo built a 46-30 lead, the Cowboys (19-8) responded with a 20-8 run to make it 54-50 on Jojo Burris’ 3-pointer with 2:05 to play. But that was the final points for Boys Town. Wahoo finished with a 10-0 run, including 4 of 6 at the foul line after missing seven consecutive foul shots earlier in the fourth quarter.
Boys Town coach Tom Krehbiel said the 16-point deficit was too much for his team to overcome. The Cowboys, who were 20 of 60 from the floor and 6 of 14 from the foul line, missed their first 18 attempts from 3-point range before Davion Saunsoci hit the first of his three fourth-quarter 3-pointers with 7:05 to play.
Chrishaun Henry had 14 points and nine rebounds for Boys Town.
Wahoo’s bid to defend its C-1 championship may have gotten more difficult, as Blake Lacey injured his left leg on a drive to the basket with 2:32 to play in the second quarter and didn’t return. The 5-foot-9 guard entered the tournament averaging 16.8 points per game.
Boys Town (19-8)..........14 8 8 20—50
Wahoo (24-3).............9 18 17 20—64
BT: Jojo Burris 3, Dezjeourla Ford 4, Javin Wynn 8, Davion Saunsoci 11, Deangelo Speaks 1, Uzziah Vincent-Freeman 9, Chrishaun Henry 14.
W: Gerardo Chavez-Madrid 2, Winston Cook 23, Blake Lacey 8, Trey Scheef 13, Brett Greenfield 2, Thomas Waido 4, Karson Hesser 12.