Paxton and St. Pat's clinch State tourney birth with wins Tuesday

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Tuesday saw the final boys' basketball District final games played across the state. Five local teams were playing for a chance to play at the State tournament.

Paxton's Dane Storer celebrates after a fourth quarter block during the Tigers' 53-45 win over Axtell in the District D1-5 final. (Credit: Patrick Johnstone/KNOP-TV)

Tuesday Results
St. Pat's 69 def. East Butler 51
Paxton 53 def. Axtell 45
Ashland-Greenwood 54 def. Chase County 28
L-C-C 63 def. Anselmo-Merna 37
Parkview Christian 58 def. Wallace 33

Saturday Results
Ogallala 76 def. Battle Creek 51
Mullen 68 def. Exeter-Mulligan 39

Paxton and Ogallala will be headed to Lincoln for the third straight year, while St. Pat's is making its first appearance since 2014. Mullen makes its third appearance in four years.