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Lancers upset Bulldogs to claim last NE ticket

 

February 21, 2019

Jon Denny and Carson Cloaninger

Jon Denny of Liberty, and Carson Cloaninger of Colfax, high-point scorers for their respective teams, look for a rebound in the Saturday eliminator.

The Colfax boys basketball season came to a decisive end Saturday when Liberty's Lancers stopped the Bulldogs in the last chance game for the NE district's third and last ticket to the state regional round.

The Lancers, led by big Jon Denny, took the deciding win after bowing to the Bulldogs twice in the NE-south league campaign during the season. Final score was 55-39.

Liberty broke out to an early lead in the first two quarters, while the Bulldogs struggled to hit baskets.

The Lancers had a 26-17 lead at the break.

After the half, Colfax began to pick up ground by scoring the first six...



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