The Lincoln Railers will play for the IHSA Class 3A state title.
Lincoln advanced to the title game with a 45-42 win over Rockford Lutheran in the semifinal matchup. The Railers had trailed well into the fourth quarter, but used well-timed shooting and free throws to pull ahead. Lutheran had a last-second chance to tie, but their three-point attempt came up short.
Lincoln will face the winner of the second semifinal game in the championship match Saturday night.