LINCOLN – North Bend Central looked to play spoiler to Ogallala’s undefeated season when the two teams met in the semifinals of the boys Class C1 state basketball tournament Friday morning at Pinnacle Bank Arena, in action heard on 107.9 The Bull.
Tanner Wietfeld scored 11 points in the first quarter, including a trio of three pointers, and the Tigers led 17-14 after the first.
The Tigers matched their point total in the second, thanks to a nine point quarter from John Emanuel, and NBC led 34-26 at halftime.
Ogallala went on a short run in the third quarter, but the Tigers still outscored them 13-12 in the period, taking a 47-38 lead after three.
NBC held the Indians to just six points in the fourth quarter, and the Tigers were able to pull away, winning the game 64-44.
Ogallala was previously undefeated at 27-0 heading into the game.
Wietfeld scored 26 to lead NBC, with Emanuel adding 14.
The Tigers are now 25-3 on the season and will play Auburn in the Class C1 championship Saturday morning at 9:00 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The game will be broadcast on 107.9 The Bull.