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Second Half Defense Lifts BRLD Over Centennial in C2 Semifinals

Second Half Defense Lifts BRLD Over Centennial in C2 Semifinals

LINCOLN – A combined record of 49-3 was on hand when Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur met Centennial in the Class C2 boys state basketball semifinals at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Friday, as heard on 107.9 The Bull.

BRLD hit five three-pointers in the first quarter, including three from Darwin Snyder, and the Wolverines led 17-9 after one.

The Broncos responded in the second by connecting on a trio of their own three-pointers, and outscored BRLD 9-8. But the Wolverines still led 25-18 at halftime.

BRLD completely took the game over in the second half, holding Centennial scoreless in the third quarter, while scoring a dozen points of their own.

In fact, Centennial went over 14 minutes without scoring a point, starting with 4:27 left in the second quarter, and ending midway through the fourth. The Broncos didn’t score their first shot from the field in the second half until 3:23 left in the game.

BRLD added 17 points in the fourth compared to 7 for Centennial, and the Wolverines won 54-25.

Lucas Vogt had 18 points for the Wolverines.

BRLD is now 26-1 and will face Yutan for the Class C2 state championship Saturday afternoon at 4:30 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The game will be broadcast on 107.9 The Bull.

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