Mekhi Marks

Posted On: 12/15/21 2:40 PM

Week 2 is in the books for the 2021-2022 Nebraska high school basketball season and we are off to an exhilarating start. There were amazing games all across the great state of Nebraska and I was fortunate to be able to see some of the teams go head to head. In this article, I will point out which teams and players I observed that excelled in the second week of the season.

 

Omaha South Packers vs. Pius X Thunderbolts
Omaha South Packers vs. Lincoln Southwest Silver Hawks

Omaha South rode the bus 45 miles on 12-9-2021 to defeat the Thunderbolts 67-55. Jacob Martin Jacob Martin 6'0" | PG Millard North | 2023 State NE scored a game-high 18 points (58% FG/six steals) and Rickey Loftin Rickey Loftin 6'0" | PG Omaha South | 2024 State NE poured in 17 points (62% FG/eight assists). South was able to keep Pius under control by applying a firm full-court press, forcing Pius into making mistakes that would cost them the game. Pius did have the lead early on but the Packers continued to get more and more aggressive as time progressed and eventually suffocated the Thunderbolts. Division 1 recruits Sam Hastreiter Sam Hastreiter 6'6" | PF Lincoln Pius X | 2022 State NE & Jack Hastreiter Jack Hastreiter 6'6" | PF Lincoln Pius X | 2022 State NE (Pius X) still managed to have a

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