Logan Kingsbury scored 12 of his 18 points in the first quarter as Ponca defeated BRLD, 50-33, in a Class C-2 semifinal.
Freshman Lucas Vogt hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime as BRLD stunned Elmwood-Murdock.
The World-Herald's Stu Pospisil put together capsules previewing the upcoming boys state basketball tournament.
Though members of the Sandhills/Thedford basketball team did a bang-up job performing the national anthem, it took until the second half for the Lady Knights to find their harmony on the court in Thursday’s Class D-2 first round opener.
Class D No. 3 Howells-Dodge turned away from its trademark man-to-man defense, and it turned into the Jaguars taking control in the second quarter for a 57-45 victory over No. 7-rated Lyons-Decatur Northeast here Friday.
Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will be previewing prep football season with a new class every week. This week, Class Eight Man-2 is featured, with a new story each day based on last season's final Top 10. Today are the Nos. 5 to 10 teams.