The Bolts picked a good time to go low. The Norfolk Invite, which features some Class A state contenders, closes the regular season.
Sam Hoiberg was Pius X's leading scorer (14.9 points per game) as the Thunderbolts went 18-4 and played in the state tournament this season.
With so much depth and daily battles for playing time this season, things can get pretty intense after school in the Pius X gym.
A look at Saturday's high school boys district basketball action from around the area.
As the regular season comes to a close, there are still residual effects from the shutdown for local teams that forced practices to start late.
Did Sam Hoiberg do some recruiting of Isaac Traudt on the behalf of his father during the game? "He knows we want him here (at Nebraska).”
Despite missing a two-minute span to get the bleeding stopped on his face, Glenn scored 12 of his game-high 26 points in the final period.
Hunter Jacobsen (106 pounds), Landan McLaughlin (132), Blake Baker (195) and Noah Sprieck (220) each won titles to lead the Lincoln Southwest …
“They were able to weather any storm we put out there, but I was proud of how we responded every time they made a run.”
Cruising to a comfortable lead, the Bolts showed off their dunking skills. Who had the best jam? “I hate to say it, but maybe mine."
The Bolts hit just 1 of its first 10 shots, but eventually, the offense caught up to the defense.
It's three Heartland Athletic Conference boys basketball tournament titles in a row now for Lincoln Pius X.
The Thunderbolts outscored the Class A No. 9 Navigators by 30 points in the second and third quarters combined.
The senior twin sons of Nebraska men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg headline a Thunderbolt team that appears to have the pieces to be one of the elite squads in Class A.
Class A No. 5 Omaha South was too much for Lincoln Pius X in a Class A district final Tuesday in Omaha. Journal Star photos by Francis Gardler
The Thunderbolts took a lead with under six minutes left, but Grand Island closed on a dominating run to clinch the HAC boys title.
Krieser scored 10 of her 22 points in the third quarter to help lead the Navigator girls to a tense victory. Check out a full prep hoops roundup.
All but three of Pius X’s 84 points came from four players: Kolbe Rada, Sam Hastreiter, Sam Hoiberg and Charlie Hoiberg.
The Thunderbolts posted their second-lowest score total this season. But the defense helped the team preserve an undefeated record.
Sam and Charlie Hoiberg are off to impressive starts for the 9-0 Thunderbolts. The duo's last name follows them, and adds pressure to succeed.
The Hoiberg twins combined for 34 points, with Charlie's team-high total coming off the bench to help Lincoln Pius X hold off North Star.
Lincoln Southeast defeated Grand Island and Lincoln Pius X downed Lincoln North Star in boys play that set up an intracity HAC Tournament fina…
Kwat Abdelkarim was nearly flawless to help lead North Star into the HAC boys finals on Monday.
The second day of the HAC boys basketball tournament featured six games.