Prep highlights: Wildcats come up short; Drum battle; Jaime Troester’s last-second 3-pointer

Isaiah Poor Bear Chandler’s free throw put Class A No. 9 Omaha Central ahead of Top 10 No. 4 Millard West by one, but the Wildcats still had 2.5 seconds on the clock.

Millard West got a good look at the hoop after a full-court pass, but couldn’t convert.

Crofton had a battle of the drummers during halftime of a 58-44 win over Pierce in girls hoops Thursday. The Class C-2 No. 1 Warriors received 24 points from Kelsey Sanger, 22 of which came in the first half.

Tied 52-52 with six seconds left, Papillion-La Vista's Ayo Akinwole stole a pass, drove into the lane and drained a jumper with 0.6 seconds left to win to give the top-ranked Monarchs the edge over Omaha Benson.

That gave Papio fans a reason to celebrate.

Elm Creek hit a 3-pointer to tie Overton with 12 seconds remaining, but the Eagles came right back with a shot of their own Friday.

Hampton’s Jaime Troester drilled a 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the first half against BDS. It was Troester’s third triple of the second quarter as she finished the half with 11 points. The Class D-2 No. 7 Hawks would go on to win the CRC girls title with a 54-48 win.

Boone Central made a huge rally to top Battle Creek in overtime, capped by Dalton Wagner’s last-second shot.

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