Posted On: 02/17/20 12:16 AM

BELLEVUE- There was one clear game on the Class A slate Friday night that stuck out among the rest. Millard North hit the road down Highway 370 to visit the Thunderdome at Bellevue West to take on the Thunderbirds. These two teams are listed as the top two teams in most class A rankings across the state. The two teams also feature the top two players in the state's 2021 class in Bellevue West guard and Wisconsin commit Chucky Hepburn and Millard North guard Hunter Sallis who was recently anointed as a five-star recruit, the first in the history of Nebraska high school basketball. Hepburn drew Wisconsin Head Coach Greg Gard and his 3 assistants to the game as they were just down the road in Lincoln for a game of their own. For a moment I was actually worried I wasn't going to be able to find a seat in the gym, and the crowd was near capacity and raucous throughout the game. It was a back and forth affair throughout and was tied at 51 entering the final quarter of play before Hunter Sallis and the Mustangs flexed their muscle to pick up a big

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