LINCOLN – The Ponca boys are state champions.
The Indians won the program’s second title in program history after defeating Neligh-Oakdale 52-45 in the Class C2 Championship at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday evening.
Ponca took a two-point lead into halftime and were able to keep the Warriors at bay in the second half to hold on for the seven-point victory.
Logan and Carter Kingsbury led Ponca with 16 and 13 points respectively.
Grant White and Tyson Belitz each scored 14 for the Warriors in the losing effort.
PONCA (27-4) 14 7 7 24 52
NELIGH-OAKDALE (26-4) 7 12 5 21 45
PONCA: Dalton Tremayne-9, Hunter Schweers-4, Logan Kingsbury-16, Derek Touney-3, Connor Day-7, Carter Kingsbury-13
N-O: Grant White-14, Christopher Bentley-4, Tyson Belitz-14, Alex Kerkman-6, Austin Rice-2, Clayton Anderson-3, Nathaniel Buck-2