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Stars soaring into State Tournament

Kearney Catholic boys basketball enter state tournament on 15-game winning streak
Published: Mar. 8, 2021 at 10:40 PM CST
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Kearney Catholic boys basketball team has been one of the best teams in Class C1 all season long.

They enter the Boys State Basketball Tournament as the two seed with a record of 23-2. Their last loss came back on Jan. 2 to Class B tournament team, Beatrice.

Now, they are riding a 15-game win streak to Lincoln and have played their best ball since the start of sub-Districts. In their last three games, they have won by an average of 37 points.

“We’re pretty confident,” Kearney Catholic senior Kegan Bosshamer said. “I think our last bad game is maybe our lost to Beatrice. Otherwise, we’ve pushed ourselves to our maximum trying to play the best basketball we can.”

“Offensively, I’ve thought we’ve done a great job being aggressive out of the gate building that lead,” Kearney Catholic boys basketball coach Bob Langan said. “Then just hang our hat on the defensive end, along with rebounding. I think our guys have done a good job of believing in that because if you can play defense, defense travels no matter where you’re playing and how you shoot it.”

Stars play seventh-seed Wayne in the quarterfinals on Wednesday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Tip-off set for 6:15 p.m.

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