LINCOLN–(KLMS Dec. 14)–Lincoln North Star’s boys basketball team managed only six points in the second quarter, but changed things up at halftime and came out with a different approach in the second half.
The Navigators counted on 23 free throws and came away with a 69-65 overtime win over Elkhorn South Saturday evening at the Swamp, in a game you heard on ESPN Lincoln FM101.5/1480AM.
Junior guard Kwat Abdelkarim scored 22 of his game-high 29 points in the second half, 14 of which came from the free-throw line. Seven more free throws from Jared Lopez and a three-pointer from Logan Edwards gave North Star their first lead of the game in the fourth quarter.
Elkhorn South tied the game with a minute left on a three-pointer from Max Mosser, but North Star responded with a layup from Abdelkarim to go back up by two. The Storm then countered with six seconds left in regulation when Zach LaFave scored the game-tying layup to force overtime.
The Gators (4-0) took control in overtime, leading by as much as seven before holding on for the four-point win.
Elkhorn South drops to 1-3.