Posted On: 01/7/21 3:20 PM

Council Bluffs (IA) Abraham Lincoln High School couldn’t have picked a better time to challenge Millard North High School (NE).  Coming off a three game in four day stretch that saw them finish with a second consecutive Omaha Metro Holiday Tournament title with a hard-fought and energy expending 94-91 double-overtime win over Bellevue West Saturday (1/2/21) evening; the Mustangs crossed the Missouri River Tuesday (1/5/21) evening to take on one of the most talented teams in western Iowa. Though the timing was perfect for an out-of-conference "trap" game, Millard North handled the Linx throughout most of the contest; earning as much as an 18 point lead early in the second half. However, Abraham Lincoln did show they belonged on the same floor with a final charge in the waning moments of the contest, trimming the visitors from Omaha’s lead to 81-78 with 20 seconds to go on Noah Sandbothe’s 3pt "basket and foul" play. The Mustangs would ultimately hold on with a lay-in by Jasen GreenJasenGreen6'7" | PFMillard North | 2022State#173NationNE and two free throws by Tyler SandovalTylerSandoval6'7" | PFMillard North | 2021StateNE for a wire-to-wire 85-78 victory.

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Photo: Logan Foote

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