Published Saturday, March 9, 2013 AT 1:42 AM / Updated at 1:42 AM
Stu Pospisil’s Friday State Tournament Breakdown
Stu Pospisil Omaha World-Herald

Stu Pospisil breaks down Friday’s Nebraska state basketball semifinals.

TOP SEMIFINAL
South Sioux City won the highest-scoring Class B tournament game since 1971, needing overtime to make its fourth state final. Nate Rogers scored 31 points in the 84-76 win over Elkhorn South. The Cardinals will play defending champion Scottsbluff at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in a rematch of the 2012 final.

THEY SAID IT
“We can’t get in a track meet,” — Papillion-La Vista coach Jason Ryan on the Monarchs’ finals matchup with Omaha Central.

TOP PERFORMER
Jonathan Abbott of Wahoo, above, scored 30 points as the Warriors defeated Wayne 56-49 to reach the Class C-1 final for the second straight year.

UNDEFEATED SHOWDOWN
Class D-1 will have an undefeated champion as Paxton and Howells-Dodge won their semifinals. Paxton had the closer game in eliminating defending champion O’Neill St. Mary’s 38-36.

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 stu.pospisil@owh.com.