Published On: Fri, Mar 4th, 2011

Homer keeps Cedar from return to finals


LINCOLN — The Homer Lady Knights held off a late Cedar Catholic rally to earn a 41-39 Class C2 State semifinal victory here Friday.

The win puts the Lady Knights in Saturday’s State title game against Crofton.

The Lady Knights dominated this one for three quarters, but Cedar refused to give up, rallying from an 18-point deficit to tie the  game at 36-36 late in the final frame. The Lady Trojans then had several chances to take the lead, but missed shots and turnovers allowed Homer to stay in front.

The Lady Trojans will now take on David City Aquinas in Saturday’s third-place game. Crofton and Homer will match up Saturday  in the 11 a.m. State Title Game at Bob Devaney Sports Center.