LINCOLN–(KFOR Dec. 9)–Two-time defending Class A boys state basketball champion Millard North managed to erase a 13-point deficit and came away with a ten-point overtime victory Friday night over Lincoln Southeast.
The Mustangs scored 10 unanswered points in the overtime frame to get a 50-40 victory over the Knights at the Prasch Center, in a game heard on KFOR.
Consider that Southeast took a 31-19 lead with under three minutes left in the first half off a three-point shot from junior guard Jake Hilkemann. Millard North (3-0) at that point managed to outscore the Knights the rest of the game 32-9, including a 12-4 third quarter.
Neal Mosser scored 23 points to lead the Mustangs, most of which came from going 11-for-11 at the free-throw line. Mosser also hit a running shot from the left side of the lane with 51 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 40 and eventually send it to overtime. Jacob Martin hit a pair of free-throws early in the overtime period to give the Mustangs their first lead since the final part of the third quarter.
Southeast (1-2) started the game by connecting on 13 of its first 19 shots from the field, but managed to go 3-of-21 the rest of the way. Hilkemann and Bangot Dak each scored 12 points to lead the Knights in the loss.
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