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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Mike covers high school sports, primarily volleyball in the fall, girls basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring and summer. He also reports on horse racing for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MPattersonOWH. Phone: 402-444-1350.

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