LINCOLN – North Bend Central opened the Class C1 boys basketball tournament against Adams Central at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Thursday, heard on 107.9 The Bull.
Adams Central was held scoreless until the final 30 seconds of the first quarter, and NBC led 11-2 after the first.
The Patriots went on a run in the second, but the Tigers held a 19-15 lead at halftime.
Despite a pair of three pointers from NBC, Adams Central won the third quarter 15-12. The teams swapped leads a couple of times, however, NBC took a narrow 31-30 lead into the fourth.
There were more lead changes in the fourth, but NBC was able to make free throws down the stretch, and a late layup gave the Tigers a six point lead in the final seconds.
A foul was called with less than a second left in the game, giving Adams Central one last opportunity to score points.
In the end, the final score favored North Bend Central, 42-37.
Tanner Wietfeld had 16 points to lead NBC.
The Tigers are now 24-3 on the season and will meet Ogallala in the C1 semifinals Friday morning at 10:45 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The game will be broadcast on 107.9 The Bull.