Amy Sterup wanted to teach her team a lesson. The coach for Class C No. 2 North Bend Central figures that, at some point this season, the Tigers will need to find its way out of a slump and won't be able to rely on the safety net of a timeout.

Not even going 0-fer from the field in the fourth quarter could stop Class C No. 7 North Bend Central. That's because the Tigers roared to a 15-2 run over seven minutes of the second quarter. And just when it appeared Oakland-Craig was going to come all the way back from a 34-18 deficit, NBC hit 8 of 10 free throws in the final 1 minute, 50 seconds to finish off the 48-40 win.

North Bend Central avenged its loss to Stanton in the East Husker Conference title game this month with a 2-1 win vs. the Mustangs at Logan View’s triangular Tuesday near Hooper.