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Day One of the RPAC Basketball Tournament is in the Books

Updated: Apr 11

The always exciting and entertaining Republican Plains Activities Conference began on Saturday as the Western side played at Wallace High School and the Eastern side was held at Medicine Valley High School. The #1 seeds had a bye to begin the tournament. For the West, that meant both Maywood-Hayes Center squads, and in the East Alma, it was both of their teams that had byes to start the tournament.


Beginning on the West side for the girls, the first game was #2 Paxton versus #7 Wallace. Paxton took the game by a final score of 60-43. Jacelyn Jorgensen led the Tigers with 15 points. For Wallace, Kendyl Flamming had 17 points. 

#2 Paxton will now play #6 seeded Hitchcock County on Monday, in Maxwell at 7:30 P.M. For #7 seeded Wallace, they are in the consolation bracket and will play #3 seeded Wauneta-Palisade Monday, in Maxwell at 4:30 P.M.

#4 seeded Dundy County Stratton played #5 seeded Maxwell later in the day. DCS was able to snag the win over the Wildcats, 54-36. Clara Spargo had 18 points to lead DCS. Emory Christensen had 11 for the Wildcats.

#4 seeded DCS will move on to play Maywood-Hayes Center on Monday at 6:00 P.M. in Maxwell. #5 seeded Maxwell will play in the consolation bracket on Thursday at 4:30 P.M. versus the winner of #3 Wauneta-Palisade and #7 Wallace.

The final game of the girls West side was #3 seeded Wauneta-Palisade versus #6 seeded Hitchcock County. The Falcons ended up taking down the Broncos in a close one 46-43.

#3 seeded Wauneta-Palisade will now play Monday #7 seeded Wallace at 4:30 P.M. in Maxwell on Monday in the consolation bracket. #6 seeded Hitchcock County has moved on to play #2 Paxton on Monday at 7:30 P.M.


On the East side for the girls, the day started with #2 seeded Southern Valley playing #7 seeded Bertrand. The Eagles won big 64-28. It was a record-setting day for Ann Bose. Bose scored 40 points in the matchup a new school record for the Southern Valley Eagles. Addison Andersen had 12 points to lead Bertrand.

The Eagles will now play #3 seeded Southwest on Monday at 7:30 P.M. in Bertrand. Bertrand is in the consolation bracket and will play Monday at 4:30 P.M. in Bertrand against Medicine Valley, the #6 seed.

#4 seeded Cambridge battled #5 seeded Arapahoe in the first round and Cambridge won a close battle, 36-29. Berkley Warner had nine points to lead Arapahoe. Jalen Kent paced the Trojans with 11 points.

#4 seeded Cambridge will face #1 Alma on Monday at 6:00 P.M. from Bertrand. #5 seeded Arapahoe is off until Thursday and they will await the winner between #6 Medicine Valley and #7 seeded Bertrand. That game will be at 4:30 P.M. in Arapahoe.

#3 seeded Southwest took on #6 seeded Medicine Valley. Southwest beat Medicine Valley 53-36. Atleigh Nelms had 15 points for the Roughriders. Medicine Valley was paced by Remmi Stout had 12.

#3 Southwest will play #2 Southern Valley on Monday in Bertrand at 7:30 P.M. #6 seeded Medicine Valley will take on #7 seeded Bertrand Monday in Bertrand at 4:30 P.M.


For the West boys, the first game was #3 Paxton versus #7 Maxwell. Paxton captured the win 43-30. It was a physical, helter-skelter game. Josh Eakins had 14 points. For Maxwell, Levi Huffman had eight points in the loss. 

#3 Paxton will now play #2 Dundy County Stratton on Tuesday from Maxwell at 7:30 P.M. An intriguing matchup, to say the least. #6 seeded Maxwell is in the consolation bracket will take on #7 seeded Wauneta-Palisade at 4:30 P.M. on Tuesday in Maxwell.

#2 seed Dundy County Stratton faced #7 seeded Wauneta-Palisade. The Tigers won big, 62-22. Noah Sandman led the Broncos with eight points. Jackson Kerchal had 19 points and Lane Bybee added 13. #2 DCS will play #3 Paxton on Tuesday at 7:30 P.M. in Maxwell. The #7 Broncos will play #6 seeded Maxwell at 4:30 P.M. in Maxwell on Tuesday in the consolation bracket.

In the final boys game of the day, it was #4 seeded Hitchcock County playing #5 seeded Wallace. The Falcons took down Wallace 77-40. The Wildcats were led by Matt Lungrin with 26 points.

The Falcons will move on to play #1 seeded Maywood-Hayes Center at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday in Maxwell. The Wildcats are off until Friday when they will play either #6 seed Maxwell or #7 seeded Wauneta-Palisade.


On the boys East side #4 Southern Valley plate #5 Bertrand and the Eagles won 46-40. This game was played a couple of weeks back and Bertrand won. Isaac Hamilton led Southern Valley with 16 points. Bertrand. Marcus Hernandez had 12 points to lead Bertrand

#5 Bertrand plays in the consolation bracket now and will face either #6 Medicine Valley or #7 seeded Southwest on Friday in Arapahoe at 4:30 P.M. #4 Southern Valley will face #1 Alma on Tuesday at 6:00 P.M. from Bertrand.

#2 Cambridge played #7 Southwest, a matchup that went to overtime recently. Cambridge though, left no doubt this time with a 55-30 win. Cambridge was led by Carson Trompke and his 18 points. Houston Billeter had eight points for Southwest.

#2 Cambridge will play #3 Arapahoe on Tuesday in Bertrand at 7:30 P.M. The #7 Roughriders will play #6 seeded Medicine Valley on Tuesday at 4:30 P.M.

#3 Arapahoe played #6 seeded Medicine Valley and had a big-time fight with the Raiders. The Warriors eventually won in overtime, 53-48. Kade Fisher led Arapahoe with 25 points. Brody Senff had 17 for Medicine Valley.

The #3 Warriors will play #2 Cambridge on Tuesday at 7:30 P.M. from Bertrand. #6 seeded Medicine Valley will play #7 seeded Southwest on Tuesday at 4:30 P.M.

The updated girls and boys brackets can be found here.

The RPAC Rundown will continue to provide updates on social media and on the blog as the tournament progresses.


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