- Associated Press - Saturday, March 15, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Bishop Neumann went on an 18-2 run over a 4-minute span of the fourth quarter to break open the game and defeat crosstown rival Wahoo 68-47 in the Class C1 boys basketball final on Saturday.

Benjamin Simons scored 21 points and Austin Woita added 13 for Neumann (22-6), which won its fourth state championship and third since 2002.

Simons made 8 of 12 shots, including 3 of 6 3-pointers. Neumann outrebounded the Warriors 36-23, with Woita grabbing 11.

Jacob Scheef made 8 of 9 shots while scoring a game-high 22 points for Wahoo (22-6).

Connor Loos’ 3-pointer put Neumann up 16-2 in the first quarter. Wahoo chipped away at Neumann’s lead and got to 45-39 with 6:17 left. Simons‘ 3-pointer started the decisive run.

Neumann also beat the Warriors in subdistricts.

Saturday’s game marked the first time two teams from the same small town played in a state final.



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