LINCOLN — Not bad for a football team that had three practices before the first game.
No. 4-rated Osmond earned its first trip to a state final since 1994 and will be bidding for the program’s first state championship since 1928 after beating No. 2 Riverside 62-50.
Loomis’ one-point lead at halftime didn’t hold up against one-loss Osmond.
Lane Huebert scored a game-high 23 points to help send the Huskies into a semifinal game Friday.
The World-Herald's Stu Pospisil put together capsules previewing the upcoming boys state basketball tournament.
The Tigers beat Randolph 54-46 and advance to their second district final in three seasons.
A fourth-quarter scoring spurt lifted the Osmond boys basketball team enough to secure a 52-40 win at Winside on Thursday night.
Kobe Smith helped calm Walthill’s nerves with a two-handed dunk after Osmond had scored the first five points. From there, Walthill took over in a 76-46 win in the Class D1-3 district final at Rice Auditorium Tuesday to earn its first trip to the state tournament since 1990.
Laurel-Concord/Coleridge came at Osmond in waves before taking the Tigers out with a fourth-quarter rip current in a 73-54 win here Tuesday.
Lock-down first-half defense prevented a fourth-quarter meltdown for Randolph in a 42-35 season-opening win over Osmond here Friday. A pair of clutch shots in the final 64 seconds didn't hurt either.