The Creighton boys lost a close Lewis and Clark Activity Conference tournament game Friday night in Osmond.
The Bulldogs played Plainview in the night’s second game, giving up a 46-47 victory to the Pirates.
Plainview took an early six-point lead, but Creighton came back to lead by as much as 10 in the second quarter, and was up by four at the mid-game break.
The Pirates took the lead in the third session, but the Bulldogs again regained the lead until three seconds remained in the game. The Pirates hit two free throws to win the game 47-46.
Clay Curtis led with 10 points from the field and made two from the charity stripe, to put 12 points on the scoreboard. He also stole five Pirate balls, grabbed seven rebounds and deflected one ball.
Carson Lilly led under the board with 11 rebounds. He hit the bucket for six points and had an assist. He also had one steal and three deflections in the game.
Brayden Zimmerer made 10 points, and assisted once. He grabbed four rebounds and one steal.
Conner Hammer found the bucket from the floor twice and made four of seven free shots for eight Bulldog points, along with two assists. He grabbed two boards and a steal and deflected two balls.
Sam Van Metre hit the bucket from beyond the arc twice to go along with a two-pointer for a total eight points on the night. He also grabbed six boards and stole once.
Alex Homan sunk one field goal for two points and had one board and a deflection.
The tournament continues Saturday with boys' semifinal games at Randolph. The Osmond boys will face Wakefield at 6 p.m., with Ponca taking on Laurel-Concord-Coleridge in the finale.
The championship will be decided Monday in an 8 p.m. game at Laurel.
The Bulldogs will travel to Tilden on Monday for rescheduled Elkhorn Valley basketball games and will host Lutheran High Northeast on Tuesday, in the last home game of the season. Parents will be recognized. Then, the Bulldogs will have a rematch with the Pirates, at Plainview on Friday.