St. Pat's pulls away in overtime to advance to semifinals

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KNOP)- After a low scoring first quarter, both St. Pat's and Pleasanton find their offensive rhythm in an overtime thriller.

A young fan St. Pat's fan holds up a sign, supporting the Irish. (Credit: Patrick Johnstone/KNOP-TV)

The Irish scored just eight points in the opening quarter, but would bounce back with a strong showing in the second and third quarters. St. Pat's had a two point lead with under two seconds to play, when Tyce Westland hit a critical bucket and drew a foul to send him to the free throw line. Westland hit his free throw to tie the game and send it to overtime.

Overtime belonged to St. Pat's, particularly on the defensive end of the floor. The Irish allowed just one basket, outscoring Pleasanton 11-2 in the overtime period. They will now face Laurel-Concord-Coleridge tomorrow morning at 9 a.m., with a spot in the D-1 state championship up for grabs.