Millard West wins a thriller headlining day one of the state tournament

Published: Mar. 9, 2021 at 9:03 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The boys basketball state tournament is off to a tremendous start with Millard West’s buzzer beater win against Pius X. With 3.8 seconds to go tied at 45 Evan Meyersick caught a pass from the opposite baseline at the top of the key, turned, drove and made a shot at the horn he did not even see the ball go through the hoop.

The Wildcats will now have another date with Millard North who they lost to by 15 points earlier this season. The Mustangs beat Millard South 73-44.

Bellevue West, the other top contender in Class A advanced to the semis but not a performance the T-Birds are proud of, they beat Lincoln East 55-47. Uncharacteristic no doubt and Doug Woodard didn’t see it coming after a good week of practice. Frankie Fidler led Bellevue West with 22 points.

In the nightcap, Creighton Prep beat Papio South 64-56, in a game that was much closer than the final score indicates. It was tight most of the way.

In Class B action, Norris beat Blair 62-46 and Elkhorn beat Platteview 63-48. The other two Class B quarterfinals are Wednesday morning at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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