Huskies' upset falls short in Central Conference semis

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As the four-time defending Central Conference champs, the Aurora boys basketball team hasn't been in a position to "upset" anyone for awhile. 

However, that was the case Thursday as the Huskies (6-11) took the lead in the fourth over Adams Central (16-1). Despite that, the Patriots rallied late for a 52-41 win over Aurora in the Central Conference semifinals played at Grand Island Northwest. 

With just over six minutes left in the game, a hoop and foul from Nate Boerkircher gave Aurora a 36-35 lead. From there, though, Adams Central went on an 8-0 run over the next three minutes to go up 47-36. 

Aurora got as close as 47-41 with 1:45 to go after buckets from Andrew Bell and Kaleb Moural, but that was as close as it got. 

Boerkircher and Moural combined for 29 of Aurora's 41 points in the game and will play Lexington Saturday at 2:30 p.m. for third place. 

For live updates from the sidelines follow us on Twitter @SportsANR and see next week's News-Register for full coverage. 

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