The Wayne High boys saved their best for last. The last being a 21-point fourth quarter that turned a tight game, that featured seven ties and eight lead changes, into a 56-39 Blue Devils win over West Point-Beemer in the C1-7 subdistrict final played at Norfolk High School.

In a game where defense was dominant, Ord found an alternative way to win. The No. 3-rated (Omaha World-Herald) Chanticleers scored 20 points at the free-throw line, including their final 14, on the way to a 36-25 victory over Wayne in the Class C-1, District 4 championship at Cross County High School.

The third time was a charm for the Wayne girls basketball team Thursday night. The Blue Devils, with two previous losses to Pierce this season - most recently a 49-40 defeat 12 days ago in the third-place game of the Mid-State Conference Tournament - missed out on a chance to win in regulation, then overcame a four-point deficit in overtime to earn a 39-27 victory in the C1-7 subdistrict final played at Norfolk High School.

Class C No. 2 Crofton led 11-0 less than two minutes into Thursday's semifinal against No. 3-rated Pierce. But it was 14 points over the final 3-1/2 minutes of the third quarter which ultimately helped the Warriors fend off the Bluejays 59-41 at the Cox Activities Center on the Northeast Community College campus.

Other than the disappointment of having six open weight classes that donated 24 points to Wayne in Thursday night’s dual, Norfolk Catholic coach Jason Konicek was pleased with the performance of those wrestlers that took the mat for the Knights--even though his team finished on the short end of the 51-24 final score.

State-rated Winnebago soared to a large lead and swatted Wayne’s attempt to trim that lead in the fourth to win the Class C1-7 subdistrict final 63-51 at Oakland.

With the clocking winding down in overtime here Friday, Kobe Lade went off script. His re-write -- a game-winning 3-pointer -- worked perfectly for Class C No. 2 Battle Creek in a 49-46 win over No. 7 Wayne.

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