Columbus Scotus wins first state title since 2004

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Columbus Scotus Shamrocks girls basketball team cruised through its first two games of the state tournament in Lincoln, but Saturday's championship game was much different, although the result was the same.

The Shamrocks trailed by seven at the half. But the team didn't quit.

The girls rallied and held Bishop Neumann to just four points in the third quarter to cut the deficit to three.

Then, with time winding down in the fourth quarter, Bailey Lehr hit a three-pointer to send the Class C-1 championship game to overtime.

The team outscored Bishop Neumann 6-3 in the extra frame, securing Scotus' first state title since 2004.