Eric Behrens coaches his last game at Omaha Central on day two of the state tournament
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - It’s been a great 18 years, seven of those seasons ended in state championships with Eric Behrens leading Omaha Central boys basketball. In this his final season, the run came to a close in double overtime against Gretna, the Dragons won 67-65.
The Eagles finished regulation on a 15-4 run to force overtime and even had a shot to win at the end of the fourth quarter. Overtime started in a 50-50 tied and it was still tied 54-54 after that four-minute stretch. Gretna’s Landon Pokorski led all scorers with 25 points, PJ Davis had a team-high 19 for Central.
The Dragons will face Millard North in a semifinal, the Mustangs beats Elkhorn South 62-50. Jasen Green scored 20 points, leading a somewhat young team, that is also the defending state champs. Bellevue West advances with a 60-46 win against Pius X, a game the T-Birds controlled most of the way. They will play Creighton Prep Thursday, the Junior Jays beat Westside 53-48 after outscoring the Warriors 33-21 in the second half.
Class B girls quarterfinal basketball, Elkhorn North beat Waverly 46-29, Britt Prince scored 19 for the Wolves as they chase a second straight state title. Skutt Catholic beat Blair 68-50, Skyhawks are the two seed.
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