It was a regular season to forget for Neuqua Valley, only ten wins on the year. The Wildcats with a favorable matchup in their opening round playoff game taking on seven-win Lincoln-Way East. The Griffins got out to a hot start getting seven points from sophomore Sam Shafer in the first, Lincoln-Way East lead 35-19 at the half. Neuqua Valley came out firing in the third, outscoring the Griffins 22-4 in the quarter, setting up a wild finish in the fourth. Game tied at 56 with the time winding down, Will Stankus tips in the missed shot as time expires to give the Wildcats a 58-56 win, advancing to the Regional Semifinals.
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