BEATRICE – Both #3 seeds took care of business in their first round matchups at the MUDECAS Boys Tournament.
At the City Auditorium, in the “A” Division, Falls City Sacred Heart pulled away in the fourth quarter to take down #6 HTRS. Theo Rohrer led all scorers with 13 points for the Irish. Drew Bippes and Bryant Jorn also added 11. The Irish move on to play the winner of #2 BDS and #7 Southern. That game will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the City Auditorium. Grant Nanninga had 10 points for the Titans.
In the “B” Division, at SCC, it was a battle between #6 JCC and #3 Diller-Odell. Eventually, the Griffins were able to knock down some free throws in the fourth to hold off the Thunderbirds, 53-48. Reese Hennerberg led Diller-Odell with 16 points. Peyton Mohr also added 14. The Griffins will play the winner of #2 Sterling and #7 Exeter-Milligan on Thursday at 8 p.m. It will be at SCC. Johan Arellano led all scorers with 18 for the Thunderbirds.