The Chargers went to battle in the Class D2 state semifinal, but came up just short at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Friday night.
Third-seeded Osmond topped Riverside, 62-50, handing them their first loss of the season. The #2 Chargers will now play for third place against top-seeded Falls City Sacred Heart at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Lincoln Southeast.
Coach Joe Imus said although his players may feel disappointed to be playing in a third place game on Saturday, they have the opportunity to end their season on a high note.
“We get to play against Fall City Sacred Heart who we played in the state championship last year, and ending the season beating them would be a good accomplishment,” Imus said
After the semifinal game, the coach said he told his team that they should be proud of their 23-1 record.
“And anytime you end your season in Lincoln, it’s always a great thing,” Imus said. “A lot of people don’t ever get the opportunity to be down here and we’ve been spoiled to be down here all the time. Hopefully, it sinks in to them when they’re older, how great of an accomplishment it is.”
Tredyn Prososki paced the Chargers with 28 points against Osmond, followed by Joseph Bloom with 10, Michael Bernt 6, Ty Martinsen 3, Keaton Carraher 2 and Trey Carraher 1.