- Associated Press - Saturday, March 12, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Caleal Walker scored 20 points, and Omaha South took control in the second half to defeat Fremont 59-50 in the Class A boys basketball final Saturday night.

The Packers (28-1), who lost to Omaha Creighton Prep in the state semifinals last year, won its first championship since 1990. Their only loss this season was to an opponent from Colorado.

Nebraska basketball recruit Aguek Arop had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Monte’ McGary added 10 points for the Packers.

Fremont led 30-26 at half, but South outscored the Tigers 17-4 in the third quarter. After Fremont (25-3) pulled to 36-34, the Packers scored the next seven points, and the lead grew to 14 points in the last three minutes.

Ryan Williams, who scored 37 points in Fremont’s overtime win over Prep on Friday, was held to seven points. Matthew Hahn led the Tigers with 11 points.

South outrebounded the Tigers 16-5 on the offensive and scored 15 second-chance points, and the Packers converted Fremont’s 17 turnovers into 22 points.


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