LINCOLN, Neb. -- Crete remains undefeated with a State Basketball tournament win over Platteview 43-30 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

Crete was led by senior Trace Egge with 13 points off of three three-pointers and senior Aiden McDowell with 11 points; not usually up to his standard of 19.4 points per game. 

Senior Kenner Svitak had nine points in the win along with junior Justus Gardiner with six points and some precise defending. 

Platteview, who was the eighth seed but held their own for the majority of the game, was led by eight points from junior Jaxon Adams and seven points from senior Keegan Stobbe. Despite the great defense, holding a Crete team that averages 71.7 points per game to only 43, they were held back by 11 turnovers in the loss. 

The Trojans leader in the paint, junior Reiman Zebert, was held to only two points in the entire game, which came with three minutes to go in the contest. 

One of the low points for the Cardinals was senior forward Ben Ehlers, who injured his right leg in a regular season game against Wahoo, going down after a hop into the paint in the first quarter. Ehlers had been playing limited minutes after he came back from injury but started this game. He limped to the sideline and did not return to the game. Ehlers is one of Crete’s leaders as a senior and is averaging 10.6 points per game. 

Platteview’s season ends at a 14-11 record but the Trojans have made it to the NSAA state tournament for four straight seasons. Crete advances to the semifinals at a 26-0 record and will play Friday afternoon at Pinnacle Bank Arena at 1:30 p.m. They will play the winner of Omaha Skutt Catholic and Elkhorn.