Published Friday, March 8, 2013 AT 12:18 AM / Updated at 12:18 AM
Stu Pospisil’s Thursday State Tournament Breakdown
Stu Pospisil Omaha World-Herald

Not one, but two Class B winners Thursday rallied from 18 points behind in their games. At Pershing Center, South Sioux City trailed Ralston 35-17 in the third quarter but won 55-47. Later at the Devaney Center, Scottsbluff trailed Aurora 30-12 at the half but won 59-56.

Elkhorn South put up 80 points in its tournament debut as the Storm blew past York 80-58. The Dukes’ Ty Danielson, while collecting the day’s high of 32 points, broke a 42-year-old Class B tournament record by making 18 free throws (out of 23).

Just one of the 24 opening-round games went to overtime, and it had to be in the last game of the day. Burwell defeated Kenesaw 62-59 to move within one game of its first championship-game appearance since 1961.

Not since 1984 had the Metro Conference swept the first-round games in Class A. While there were two games between Metro teams, Omaha South beat North Platte and Papillion-La Vista held off Lincoln Southeast for the rare feat.

About Stu Pospisil

Stu Pospisil has been The World-Herald's lead writer for high school sports since 1990 and for golf since 1988. He primarily covers football in the fall, basketball and wrestling in the winter and track and field in the spring. You can follow Stu on Twitter (@StuOWH) or email him at