Burke holds off South in front of a packed crowd

Published: Jan. 7, 2017 at 11:53 PM CST
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Omaha Burke beat Omaha South Saturday night, 59-51.

It was a back and forth battle through the first three quarters, but Burke pulled away in the fourth. Once South's Aguek Arop fouled out, the Packers let momentum slip away.

Burke's Shareef Mitchell led all scorers with 24 points. Arop led the Packers with 17.

It's South's second loss of 2017, after finishing December 7-0. Burke is now 5-4, with two overtime losses and another on a buzzer beater.

The Packers moves on with a match-up at Omaha North next Tuesday. The Bulldogs are off until next Friday, when they play Bryan.