Papillion-La Vista South defeated Papillion-La Vista 55-46 Friday night.
The Titans jumped to a 17-4 lead and never gave up that advantage to put away the Monarchs.
Papio trailed 41-33 after three quarters and closed to 45-43 midway through the fourth. Papio South responded with consecutive 3-pointers from Danair Dempsey and Josiah Beckenhauer to push the lead back to eight.
The Monarchs couldn’t get closer than seven the rest of the way.
Dempsey, a 6-foot-6 junior forward, led the Titans with 21 points. Jared Mattley, a 6-foot senior, chipped in 12.
Preston Kellogg, a 6-6 senior center, led the Monarchs with 14 points.
Papillion-La Vista (6-4)....................8 17 8 13—46
Papillion-La Vista South (7-4)........19 10 11 15—55
PLV: Owen McLaughlin 7, Joey Hylok 2, Chase Lett 5, Kyle Ingwerson 8, Luke Lindenmeyer 8, Matt Adamek 2, Preston Kellogg 14.
PLVS: Glenn Thaison 7, Jared Mattley 12, Josiah Beckenhauer 3, Daniel Brocaille 5, Graham Cassoutt 7, Danair Dempsey 21.
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