Danielson's dozen sparks York to title
Championship teams require championship performances.
York guard Brady Danielson, had a performance for the ages in the Class B title game when the Dukes needed him most.
"He gets to the basket, he can pull up and hit the jumper, you know, he can create off the dribble," said head coach Scott Lamberty. "He doesn't need the ball in his hands to score so it's hard to guard him."
York found themselves playing catchup for most of the contest as Omaha Skutt Catholic built a 9–point halftime lead, while limiting Danielson to just four 1st half points.
"It's something we talked about at halftime,"Omaha Skutt head coach Kyle Jurgens said. "We had to make sure that we kept (Danielson) in check as much as you can but he's a heck of a player. Some of the plays he made were just incredible."
York trailed by 9 points with 1:22 to play. With the Dukes championship hopes hanging in the balance, the junior went on a scoring tear that began with a made 3 pointer off a missed free throw.
"I mean I feel like that gave us a lot of momentum and our defensive intensity just went up and then we just had our hands in the passing lanes and we just started to get steals," Danielson said. "I could start to feel that we were getting into a groove again."
Brady would score York's final 12 points in regulation to help send the game to overtime.
"My teammates put me in great spots, my coaches put me in great spots to score I mean that's what we've done all year and they just found me and I got some easy buckets," said Danielson.
Danielson tallied 19 points in all over the course of the 2nd half, helping the Dukes take down the Skyhawks.
"I'm just so happy we could do this for our community for our coaches and all my teammates and friends," gushed Danielson. "I mean it's been an amazing ride and all the work we've put in the off season has paid off."
For the first time in 74 years, the pay off in York was a boys basketball state championship.