The Mullen Broncos boys beat Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 48-40 in the D2-5 District championship game on Tuesday night in North Platte.

Mullen got a game-high 13 points from Lance Moore, and 8 more from Luke Christen, while holding S-E-M’s leading scorer throughout the season, Jason Line, to just 5 points. S-E-M was led by Trace Claflin and Micah Eggleston with 9 each, while Nathan Schroeder and Rhett Heckinlively poured in 7 apiece. Kevin Boteo also hit a 3-pointer in the 3rd quarter to complete the scoring for the Mustangs.

Mullen (24-2) advances to the state quarterfinals in Lincoln for the first time since 2011 as #5 seeded. They’ll take on Humphrey Saint Francis (21-5), the #4 seed, on March 9th at 10:45 AM.