LINCOLN – #5 North Central looking for their second strait upset of the State Tournament, took on #1 Pleasanton on Friday.
Pleasanton trailed 10-11 after the first quarter. North Central started kicking things in gear scoring 19 points in the 2nd and at 30-23, the Knights took the lead into halftime.
Pleasanton made 6 3-pointers in the 2nd half, but it wasn’t enough to make up the difference, as the Knights put away a steady dose of shots from the charity stripe.
Knights get the upset 64-52.
North Central improves to 24-3 and will play in the State Championship at 11 a.m. on Saturday, while Pleasanton drops to 24-2, and will play for 3rd at 1:00 p.m.
NC 11 19 16 18 64
Pleasanton 10 13 10 19 52