Tigers finish season with 22-4 record after first-round loss at state

LINCOLN — The Osmond boys’ basketball team competed in the Boys’ State Basketball Tournament for the first time since 1999 on Thursday, March 8, in Lincoln. The fifth-seed Tigers took on the fourthseed (20-3) Heartland Huskies of Henderson. The action tipped off at 2 p.m. at Lincoln Northeast High School, the same gym the Tigers last played in in ’99.

The first half saw great defense by both teams, resulting in a 20-15 Huskie halftime lead. The Tigers were creating plenty of open shots but were unable to convert most of their attempts in the first half and subsequently throughout the second half as well. Meanwhile Heartland’s Lane Huebert, the state’s leading scorer, was generating offense for the Huskies on his way to a 23-point performance. The final score was 52 to 34.


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