- BOYS BASKETBALL: North Star Seniors Go Out With Win Over Millard North
By Kellan Heavican
Three seniors led the way combining for 50 points for Lincoln North Star in a 77-68 win over Millard North on senior night at the Swamp on Thursday.
Senior Logan Cale, who is going to play college basketball but is undecided where, finished with a game high 24 points. South Dakota recruit Triston Simpson and Doane recruit Hayden Carlson both added 13 in the win.
The Gators (11-11) used a 9-2 run to extend their lead to 30-21 thanks to Carlson’s three-point play with 2:41 left before the break. Simpson had back-to-back steals and buckets in the final 20 seconds to give North Star a 35-26 advantage at half.
Millard North (7-14) found themselves trailing by their biggest deficit of the game, 57-40 with 7:02 left in the final frame. The Mustangs went on a 14-4 run led by two three’s from Nick Ferraini and a basket by Andrew Wine. The lead was now 62-54 with 4:36 remaining.
But a 12 for 15 performance from the free throw line in the fourth quarter cooled the Mustangs comeback. Jake Lenagh led Millard North with 16 points and Ferranini finished with 12.