LINCOLN – The last C2 boys state basketball quarterfinal matchup of the day on Thursday saw more drama than a soap opera as #5 Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons Decatur met #4 Elmwood Murdock at Lincoln Southeast in a game heard on 107.9 The Bull.
BRLD started the game hot from behind the arc, hitting five three pointers in the first quarter, taking a 17-6 lead.
The Wolverines added another pair of threes in the second quarter, running their first half total to seven made three pointers, and would lead 26-13 at halftime.
The Knights came out firing in the third quarter, however hitting a trio of three-pointers, and outscoring BRLD 15-2, and the game was tied 28-28 after three.
Both teams scored nine points in the fourth quarter, and at the end of regulation, the game was tied 37-37, sending the action into overtime.
Things seemed bleak late for BRLD, trailing 47-45 with 6.5 seconds to go.
The Wolverines rebounded a missed Elmwood-Murdock free throw and the outlet pass when to freshman Lucas Vogt, who crossed halfcourt and drained a deep three pointer as time expired to give BRLD the 48-47 win in OT.
Vogt was the leading scorer for BRLD with 17 pointsm including four threes. Darwin Snyder also hit four shots from beyond the arc and finished with 14 points.
BRLD is now 25-2 and will play Ponca in the C2 semifinals at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Friday afternoon at 3:45. The game will be broadcast on 107.9 The Bull.