- BOYS B-1 DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Pius X Finds Way To Win over Neb. City
By LincolnPrepSports.com Staff
Lincoln Pius X barely got out of the grasp Nebraska City applied in the second half. The Thunderbolts held off the Pioneers late to earn a 51-44 victory in the B-1 boys basketball district quarterfinal Saturday night at Lincoln East.
Leading 24-17 to begin the second half, Pius X had to fight off Nebraska City's 6-9 center Tanner Breazile, who hit a pair of three-pointers. His second kept the Pioneers within reach at seven, 30-23.
Pius X would push ahead, but Nebraska City came back, getting as close as 33-28 after three periods.
The Pioneers managed to tie the game at 33 after a three-pointer from Stephen Conner and two free throws from Breazile, who had a game-high 18 points. But Pius X recovered and hit 15-of-27 free throws during the fourth quarter to seal the win.