KEARNEY - No. 7 Falls City Sacred Heart used a 29-12 second quarter advantage to beat No. 10 Potter-Dix, 66-44, in the Class D2-7 District Final at Kearney Catholic High School on Tuesday.

The Irish (18-8), who finished third at the Nebraska School Activities Association Boy State Basketball Championships last season, are making their sixth-consecutive appearance in Lincoln, their 25th overall.

Sacred Heart be trying for their 12th state title in school history. They won back-to-back state championships in 2020 and 2021.

The Coyotes finish the season at 19-6. They last qualified for the state tournament in 2008.