LINCOLN – Following a Friday afternoon defeat in the Class C1 semifinal round of the 2021 NSAA Boys State Basketball Tournament, Wayne High was back in action Saturday morning.
From Lincoln North Star High School, #7 WHS closed out the tourney with #4 Omaha Concordia.
Omaha Concordia jumped ahead by 15 at the break and went onto defeat WHS, 60-46. The Mustangs improved to 23-5 while WHS ended their season at 23-7.
Omaha Concordia took a 17-10 lead in the opening quarter before extending their lead in the second thanks to a 13-5 scoring run. The Mustangs led 30-15 at the break. Wayne High started to mount a comeback in the third, 16-11 before Omaha Concordia won the fourth, 19-15. Final again favored Omaha Concordia, 60-46.
Junior Brandon Bartos recorded a team-high 13 points for Wayne High followed by fellow junior Tanner Walling with eight points and sophomore Daniel Judd poured in seven points. Other scoring came from senior Treyton Blecke with four points; seniors Colton Vovos and Jacob Kneifl while sophomores Alex Phelps and Carter Junck all scored three points as senior Nolan Hunke finished with two points.
WHS shot 10-15 from the foul line.
Omaha Concordia leaders were Zac Kulus with 15 points and Karsten Mathsen with 11 points.
The Mustangs finished 10-14 from the foul line.
1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:
10 5 15 16 15 46 – Wayne
17 13 30 11 19 60 – Omaha Concordia
2021 NSAA Boys State Basketball bracket.
Class C1 Saturday consolation/championship: Lincoln North Star/PBA
3rd place game: #4 Omaha Concordia defeated Wayne, 60-46
Championship: #1 Auburn defeated #3 Adams Central, 41-33
Class C2 Friday consolation/Saturday championship: Lincoln North Star/PBA
3rd place game: #6 BRLD defeated #5 Hartington Cedar Catholic, 59-48
Championship: #1 Grand Island Central Catholic defeated #2 Yutan, 55-34
Class D1 Friday consolation/Saturday championship: Lincoln North Star/PBA
3rd place game: #3 North Platte St. Patrick’s defeated #1 Burwell, 69-56
Championship: #2 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family defeated #4 Howells-Dodge, 52-47 in overtime
Class D2 Friday consolation/Saturday championship: Lincoln North Star/PBA
3rd place game: #3 Humphrey St. Francis defeated #1 St. Mary’s, 56-39
Championship: #7 Falls City Sacred Heart defeated #4 Parkview Christian, 64-47
Class A Saturday final: PBA
#1 Millard North defeated #2 Bellevue West, 84-78 in overtime
Class B Saturday final: PBA
#6 Beatrice defeated #5 Elkhorn, 36-34 in overtime