LINCOLN – For the second straight year, the Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur boys basketball team has earned a spot in the Class C2 State Championship game.
The Wolverines defeated Sutton 59-51 in overtime in the semifinals Friday night at the Devaney Center, in a game aired on 107.9 The Bull.
The win improves BRLD’s record to 28-0 on the season and runs their consecutive win streak to 51 games.
BRLD went on a short run to start the game, before Sutton tied things up at 7-7. But the Wolverines held a 11-9 lead after the first quarter.
Sutton played a strong second quarter, and was leading 25-21 late, when BRLD’s Lucas Vogt hit a three pointer as time expired, sending the game into halftime with Sutton leading 25-21.
Vogt opened the third quarter by scoring eight unanswered points for BRLD, who jumped out to a 32-25 lead. The Wolverines hit four three pointers in the period, and held a 41-37 advantage heading into the fourth.
BRLD was held to just five points in the fourth quarter, and the Mustangs came back to tie the game at 46-46, sending things into overtime.
The Wolverines opened the extra period on a 6-0 run, and went on to dominate, outscoring Sutton 13-5, and winning the game 59-51.
Vogt eclipsed the 1,000 point mark in his career, as he led the Wolverines with 26 points. Darwin Snyder added 12 points.
BRLD goes for their second straight C2 title when they meet Grand Island Central Catholic in the championship game Saturday night at 8:30 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
GICC also had to go to extra time in its semifinal game, outlasting Yutan 47-46 in triple OT.
Saturday night’s championship game will be broadcast on 107.9 The Bull.