Bison-Nebraska Red (10-2)..............37*48-85<
Spiece Indy Heat............................45*41-86<
B-N Red-Steville Burns (Omaha Benson) 2, Taylor Price (Lincoln SE) 5, Trent Miller (Gretna) 2, Dane Bacon (Kearney) 14, Dwight Smith (Ralston) 8, Pete Uhing (Lincoln High) 15, Drew Sankey (Lincoln East) 9, Greg Smith (Ralston) 25, Kyle Iske (Millard West) 5.<
Highlights: Before an estimated crowd of about 100 college coaches, Bison Red rallied from an 18-point deficit with 9:03 left in the game, but came up just short of defeating an Indiana team that reached the semifinals of the Hoosier Shootout and is considered one of the top teams in the Kentucky Hoopfest with four or five Division I players. Greg Smith scored a team-high 25 points, but it was Pete Uhing's shooting and Trent Miller's steals that keyed a 11-0 second-half run that got Bison Red back into the game. Taylor Price's 3-pointer with 1:58 left in the game gave Bison Red a 77-74 lead, but Spiece answered with a 3 then built the lead to four on a pair of free throws with six seconds left. A 3-pointer by Dane Bacon at the buzzer produced the final score. Miller, who has led the team in steals this summer, had seven against Spiece. Uhing was 5-for-9 from 3-point range to finish with 15 points. Bacon added 14 points.
KENTUCKY HOOPFEST GAME 1 POOL PLAY
Nebraska Bison Gold (5-1) 25 23 58
Indiana Swish-Evansville 18 19 37
Eric Donald Omaha Creighton Prep 8
Derrius Vick Lincoln Southeast 2
Cody Charlton Lincoln Southeast 2
Travis Scheuler Grand Island 0
Derek Shouse Lincoln Southeast 8
Connor Schultz Pierce 4
Mickey Russell C B St. Alberts 4
Ethan Brozek Norfolk Catholic 6
Dylan Heath Lincoln Southwest 16
Zach Sterup Hastings St. Cecilia 8
The Bison Gold won their first pool game over the Indiana Swish-Evansville by a score of 58-37. After leading at half by the count of 25-18 the Gold went on a 15-7 run to put the game out of reach. Dylan Heath led the scoring parade with 16 points. The Gold will finish pool play on Thursday and head into tournament action on Friday.
Pool Game #3
Bison Blue.....................73 (5-3)
Fieldhouse Elite, IN.........55
Jacob Brown (Omaha North) 11, Andy Godwin (Millard North) 7, Galen Gullie (Omaha Bryan) 13, Quentin Urban (Millard South) 8, Adonis Hill (Omaha Burke) 9, Cole Spurgeon (Gretna) 4, Reath Jiech (Omaha Benson) 2, DK Augustine (Omaha Bryan) 15
The Bison got off to a slow start as they trailed by 4 at half time to the host team of the tournament. However, they opened the 2nd half with a 23 to 6 run and never looked back. DK Augustine had a solid game inside and scored a team high 15 pts. Galen Gullie had 13 pts. while Jacob Brown had 11 pts.
Pool Game #4
Jacob Brown (Omaha North) 10, Andy Godwin (Millard North) 8, Galen Gullie (Omaha Bryan) 8, Quentin Urban (Millard South) 4, Adonis Hill (Omaha Burke) 9, Cole Spurgeon (Gretna) 6, Reath Jiech (Omaha Benson) 8, DK Augustine (Omaha Bryan) 12
The Bison lost their first game of the tournament in cross pool action 67-69. In a very hard fought game the Bison got up to a early first half lead and led at half by 14 pts. The second half the Blues went cold for the field and could not rebound to go 3-1 in pool play. Plagued by foul trouble DK Augustine led the way for the 15U team out of the Omaha area with 12 pts. But the big story is Reath Jiech who had 8 pts and a game high 13 rebounds. Jacob Brown finished the game in double figures with 10 pts.