High Plains finished a stellar 27-2 season with a runner-up trophy at this year's D-2 boys state basketball tournament. The Storm avenged its only loss of the season in the opening round against Exeter-Milligan, then blew by Spalding/Spalding Academy in the semifinals. High Plains ran into a red-hot Bancroft-Rosalie team in the championship tilt and came up on the short end of a 62-47 final.
Click the Soundslide link at right to view game photos and hear post-game interviews with Coach Hudson and several senior players. Pictured here, Ben Nunnenkamp, right, and Cole Klingsporn are in position to rebound a shot in Saturday's finale. For complete tournament coverage, see this week's print or e-edition.