LINCOLN, Neb. - For the fourth time in school history, Johnson-Brock captured a boys state basketball championship, this time knocking off the defending champions North Platte St. Patrick's 46-40 Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

Nic Parriott stole a pass and went all the way to the rim for a layup to put the exclamation point on the Eagles first title since 2019 with 3.9 seconds to play. 

Johnson-Brock (25-5) led by as many as 13 and enjoyed a 10-point lead halfway through the fourth quarter. It appeared the Eagles were going to run away with the game when the Irish made their run. 

Three consecutive 3-pointers from Sam Troshynski brought NPSP (25-3) within 42-40 and suddenly it had all the momentum while seeking back-to-back titles. 

But J-B scored the final four points including Parriott's runaway layup to cut down the nets. 

The senior scored a game-high 15 points and knocked down three big 3-pointers. Johnson-Brock led nearly the entire game despite being out rebounded by 13 and allowing 13 second chance points. 

With the win, the Eagles set the school-record for wins in a single season. Troshynski led the way with 14 for the Irish. 

Box Score:

Johnson-Brock (25-4): 12, 10, 9, 15 -46

NPSP (25-3): 6, 9, 10, 15 - 40


Ashland-Greenwood 54, Auburn 24

Ashland-Greenwood beat Auburn at its own game Saturday, knocking off the Bulldogs for the second consecutive year to capture the C-1 title. 

A-G outscored Auburn 40 to 10 in the paint and Brooks Kissinger had a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

It was the largest margin of victory in a C-1 title game.