AUDIO: Joel Janecek’s post-game interview with Anselmo-Merna head coach Brent Myers.
LINCOLN – The Anselmo-Merna boys basketball team opened play at the Class D2 state tournament against Parkview Christian Thursday, March 10 at Lincoln Northeast High School.
The game was tight early, with the Coyotes leading 11-9 after the first quarter, and the Patriots led just 21-19 at halftime.
Parkview Christian took control of the game in the second half, however, outscoring the Coyotes 42-20 in the final two quarters, and the Patriots would defeat Anselmo-Merna 63-39.
Henry Tanksley led the charge for the Patriots with 28 points.
Troy GIlligan had 22 points for the Coyotes and Shaun Christen added 12.
Anselmo-Merna had six seniors who played their last game for the Coyotes in Gilligan, Christen, Collin Safranek, Aaron Furrow, Tyler Chandler and Austin Davis.
The Coyotes end their season at 20-6.
Other area scores from Thursday:
C1: Columbus Scotus 58, Gothenburg 39
C2: Amherst 81, Ainsworth 78