Justin Boldt, Lyons basketball — Boldt typically averages only about six points a game, but he came up huge in the Lions’ Class 2A first-round victory against Byers. Boldt poured in 16 points, including a pair of free throws in the waning moments that helped give Lyons a two-possession edge in what became a 53-51 victory.
Kelsie Majerus, Mead basketball — Things fell apart after halftime, but Mead gave Class 3A No. 2 seed Bishop Machebeuf all it could handle for the first 16 minutes of the team’s first-round playoff game, in large part due to Majerus’ efforts. Majerus scored a team-leading 11 points to lead the Mavericks in Mead’s first-ever state tournament game.