Joseph Johnson hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with nine seconds left, and Gretna repeated as Class B champion with a 55-53 victory over Scottsbluff on Saturday in a rematch of last year’s title game.
Dru Kuxhausen missed a 3-pointer with a second to play, allowing the Dragons (27-2) to win the sixth boys basketball championship in school history.
Trey Brown had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Gretna, and Zachary Imig also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. Tyler Sullivan added 12 points for the Dragons.
Kuxhuasen went 5 for 8 on 3-pointers while leading Scottsbluff (26-3) with 19 points. Landon Walker had 14 points to go with 14 rebounds, and Gabriel Patton had 11 points.
Gretna outscored the Bearcats 36-16 in the paint and held a 36-27 rebounding advantage.