Brandon Kneifl scored a team-best 23 points, including 10 in a three-minute span of the third quarter, and he got steals on back-to-back possessions in the fourth quarter to kick-start a game-ending 10-2 run as preseason Class C No. 3 Ponca wore down No. 5 LCC 70-56 in a battle of undefeated Lewis & Clark Conference boys basketball teams Tuesday night.

BATTLE CREEK — Trailing No. 2 Ponca by 10 points with four minutes left in Friday’s Class C-2 football quarterfinal, the fourth-ranked Battle Creek Braves needed a rally worthy of ESPN’s Instant Classics.

Tired legs cramped Lutheran High Northeast's style in the second half, but the Eagles were flossy fresh in the first half of their 43-14 season-opening win over Ponca at Veterans Memorial Field on Thursday.

One of the stranger endings to a game happened in the first Class C-2 quarterfinal of the day at Lincoln North Star. With top-ranked Crofton blowing out Ponca, the second half turned to a running clock and provided a finish that is rarely seen.