- A-4 DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Bunnies Start Quick Against Links
By Jeff Motz
OMAHA---A 12-0 start quickly turned into an 18-2 lead for Omaha Benson, who kept a lead for good on Lincoln High in the A-4 District semifinals Saturday.
The Bunnies got help from Khyri Thomas, Tyree Peter and Thik Bol in the first quarter to help lead them to a 76-60 victory over the Links at the Benson Garden.
Benson finished the first half up 31-20 on Lincoln High, but the Links kept within reach when KeShawn Wilson and Khaleefa Muhammad scored. Meanwhile, the Bunnies finished the third quarter on a 10-0 run to give them a 52-32 lead.
Lincoln High won the final quarter scoring, 28-24, however it simply wasn't enough to overcome Benson. Peter led the Bunnies with 17 points and Thomas added 16 points and Danny Barfield finished with 12 points.
Lincoln High got a game-high 18 points and 12 rebounds from Jason Towery, while Wilson finished with 13 points and Payton Helmstadter added 12 points.