8-seed Pierce upsets Norfolk Catholic to advance to Mid-State Championship

NORFOLK – An 11-0 run to begin the 2nd half sparked the 8-seed Pierce Blue Jays to a 50-43 win over Norfolk Catholic in the Mid-State Conference Boys Basketball semi-finals on Friday.

Pierce advances to the conference championship for the first time since they won the conference title in 2016.

The Jays will face 2-seed Boone Central/Newman Grove in the championship game on Saturday.

BOX SCORE

TEAM STATS:

Pierce: Dalton Freeman – 13 pts, Gavin Larson – 12 pts, Carson Oestreich – 10 pts, Dawson Watts – 7 pts, Carter Rohrich – 3 pts, Logan Moeller – 3 pts, Jadon Magdanz – 2 pts

Norfolk Catholic: Ethan Piper – 19 pts, Jameison Svehla – 10 pts, Nate Brungardt – 8 pts, Alex Lammers – 4 pts, Jack Marsden – 2 pts

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