Third-quarter run propels Bellevue West past Prep, on to Class A Finals
LINCOLN, NE — #2 Bellevue West used a 23-5 effort in the third quarter to come from behind and beat #6 Creighton Prep ____ in the Class A semifinals.
The win puts the T-Birds in the state title game against #1 Millard North on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. This will be the third straight season in which Bellevue West and Millard North are squaring off for the Class A championship.
The Jr. Jays grabbed the momentum early in the game and built a six-point lead after the first quarter. A barrage of Prep threes help them keep a 32-37 advantage at half.
The game flow shifted immediately in the second half. The T-Birds turned over the Jays and turned the game into a track meet. They raced out to a 13-point lead by the end of the third quarter and pushed to the finish in the fourth.
Bellevue West (24-2): 13, 14, 23, 18 = 68
Creighton Prep (18-8): 19, 13, 5, 14 = 51
Bellevue West: Dotzler 24, Kyle 16, Arope 9, Inselman 7, Jackson 7, Stueve 5
Creighton Prep: Evans-Sisk 15, Jungers 9, OMalley 9, Riech 8, Sudbeck 3, Knight 3, Newbill 2, Zabka 2