Jaguars Fall in OT, Storm Downed in Boys District Finals

The Howells-Dodge boys basketball team was about one second away from earning a trip to the state tournament for a fourth consecutive season. 

That’s when GACC’s Myles Dinslage hit a two-point field goal to tie last night’s D1-5 district final at 37-all and send it into overtime.  In the extra period, the 12th-seeded Bluejays outscored the Jaguars, seeded fifth in the district, 9-2 for a 46-39 win. 

Howells-Dodge senior Colton Klosen had a game-high 20 points, but the Jaguars finished with an 18-7 record.  GACC, which rallied in the second half for a 47-42 win at Howells in last Thursday’s subdistrict final, upped its record to 13-13 and heads to state for the first time since 2017. 

In the D2-4 district final last night, High Plains Community fell at Walthill 73-52.  The Storm posted a 16-8 record on the year. 

After the third and final day of district finals, three area boys teams wound up punching their ticket to Lincoln for state: Cross County in C2, Riverside in D1 and Humphrey St. Francis in D2.