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State Championships for Falls City Sacred Heart and Auburn boys
By John Nixon
Copyright: Many Signals Communications

(KLZA)-- Falls City Sacred Heart and the Auburn boys basketball teams both hauled home gold medals and State Championship trophies from Lincoln on Saturday. 

The Auburn Bulldogs defeated the Ogallala Indians 58-34 Saturday afternoon to win their second consecutive Class C-1 State Title under Coach Jim Weeks, wrapping up an undefeated season at 29-0. 

The Bulldogs were led by Cam Binder who had 16 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter including a 12 of 12 performance at the free throw line in the period.  In three games at the tournament,  Binder his 26 consecutive free throws. 

Ryan Binder and Dan Frary each scored 11 for the Bulldogs in the title game with 10 more from C.J. Hughes.  Frary, and Josh Lambert both scored in double figures in two of the three tournament games for Auburn.

Cam Binder and Josh Lambert were named to the Class C-1, All-Tournament Team with Binder named to the All-Class, All-Tournament Team.

For the Irish,  it was State Championship  #10 for Head Coach Doug Goltz. The Irish entered the title game as an underdog to top ranked Humphrey St. Francis who was 27-0 headed into the championship matchup.  

A Doug Goltz coached team has never lost in a State Final in football or basketball where he is now 18-0 in title games.

Tyler Witt led the Irish with 13 points and 16 rebounds in the championship game against the Flyers.  Jamie Stice added 10 points. The senior made nine, three-point  baskets over the three-day tournament and was in double figures each game.  He had 10 points on Saturday.  Hoy scored just six points but was outstanding on defense  and averaged 11 points per game for the tournament. 

The Irish win gave them a 29-1 record for the season which is the most wins ever for a Sacred Heart boys team.  Over the past three seasons The Irish are 79-7. They also won the D2 State Title in 2018.

Witt, Stice and Hoy were named to the All-Touranment Team in D2.  

Humphrey St. Francis finished the season 27-1. 

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