Alma had a pair of games this past week and went 1-1. The Cardinals started with a loss to Elm Creek as the score read 58-32. The Cardinals were down just four at halftime, 28-24. But the Buffaloes scored 30 points to Alma's eight to get the win. Alma bounced back nicely and won big over Wilcox-Hildreth 60-39. Alma is now 3-1 on the season.
Arapahoe competed in the always competitive Cattle Trail Tournament over the week. They beat Southwest 56-49. The Warriors had three players in double figures as Will Shaw scored 16, Cooper Wendland put up 11, and Campbell Shutz had 11. Arapahoe then faced a familiar foe, the DCS Tigers in the next round. The Warriors played a closer game this time around falling 76-62. Shaw scored 16 again, Trenton Roskop had 16, and Ander Wasenius had 13. Arapahoe then played in the consolation matchup against Wilcox Hildreth and fell big, 58-27. Kade Fisher had eight to lead the Warriors. Arapahoe is 1-4 on the year.
For the Bertrand Vikings, they had just one game as the weather played a factor and they couldn't take on Shelton. But, they faced Loomis in an overtime thriller as they won 36-34. It was a struggle offensively most of the night, but the Vikings were tough on defense and secured the win. Lathan Fitzgerald led the way for Bertrand with seven points. Bertrand is now 2-1.
Cambridge had two games last week and they dropped both of them. They faced an RPAC foe, Southern Valley last Tuesday and lost 62-24. Carson Trompke had nine points in the game. South Loup was the next opponent for the Trojans and they dropped that game too, this time 54-32. Brohedy Wood led Cambridge with seven points and eight rebounds. Cambridge is 2-2 on the season.
Dundy County Stratton competed in the Cattle Trail Tournament over the week and found some success. They took on Medicine Valley on Monday and won big 70-36. DCS then faced off against Arapahoe in the semifinals of the Tournament. The Tigers were able to create space in the first quarter as they led 26-8. They maintained that lead and won, 76-62. DCS then battled a solid Maywood-Hayes Center team in the championship game of the tournament. The Tigers found themselves down 14-5 in the first quarter and could never recover falling 52-42. DCS is now 3-1 on the year.
Hitchcock County competed in the Cattle Trail Tournament this past week too. They began with a 63-16 win over Wauneta-Palisade in the first round. The Falcons then faced Maywood-Hayes Center and lost 55-27. Hitchcock County played in the consolation matchup on Saturday and won big over Arapahoe 58-27. The Falcons are 2-2 on the season now.
Maywood-Hayes Center, another team that played in the Cattle Trail Tournament, found a lot of success from the week. They ended up winning the Cattle Trail with a trio of wins. The Wolves began with a win over Decatur Community, 61-5. Kyler Cox had 10 points and Jeremiah Ingison poured in 23 points. The Wolves then beat Hitchcock County 55-27. Haydn Kramer had a nice game with 17 points and 11 rebounds. In the Cattle Trail title game, the Wolves faced DCS and won 52-42. The Wolves created the separation in the game right away as they led 14-5 at the end of the first quarter and never looked back. Three Wolves were in double figures, Ingison had 15, Kramer at 14, and Haydn Farr with 10. The Wolves are 5-0 on the season.
Maxwell secured their first win of the season as they beat Hi-Line 55-51. Hi-Line started out on top, 18-11 after the first quarter, but the Wildcats were able to take the lead in the second at 33-29, and hang on for the win. Easton Jones had 15 points, Ty Robinson at 14 points, Levi Huffman had 10, and Taylor Cheek scored 11. Maxwell is 1-2 now.
Medicine Valley also played in the Cattle Trail Tournament. They began with a matchup versus DCS and lost 70-36. Kellen Cole had 15 points in the game. The Raiders then took on Southwest and lost 45-24. Kamreyn Bonini had 11 points in the matchup. The Raiders bounced back nicely and won 56-16. Cole scored 20 points in the game, Bonini with 17 points, and Joe Brown put up 14 points. Medicine Valley is 1-4 on the year now.
Paxton continues to play at a high level as they won twice more. to make their record 4-0. They beat Brady 64-22, as Isaiah Fox had 18 points, Tommy Makussen had 12, and Rylin Johns put up 11. Paxton then played Potter-Dix 53-36 and were led by Josh Eakins with 22 points.
Southern Valley had a pair of games and went 1-1. The started the week with a blowout win over Cambridge, 62-24. Matthew Henderson had a huge game with 22 points. The Eagles then took on Overton and fell 56-44. Henderson was solid again, this time with 15 points. The Eagles are now 1-3 on the year.
Southwest played in the Cattle Trail Tournament last week and went 2-1. They started a little rocky as they fell to Arapahoe 56-49. Hunter Cunningham had 23 points in the game. Southwest then played Medicine Valley and won 45-24. It was spread out scoring as Cole Barnett had eight points, Cunningham had nine, and Kaden Day had nine. Southwest then in the consolation matchup and won over Wauneta-Palisade 58-33. Zack Ryan and Day had 12 points. Southwest is 3-2 on the year.
Wallace had one game last week and they fell to Hyannis 51-40. Matt Lungrin had 14 points and Trey Robertson poured in 12. The Wildcats are 0-3.
Wauneta-Palisade competed in the Cattle Trail Tournament last week. They started with a loss to Hitchcock County 63-16. Jacksen Littrel had nine points. The Broncos then took on Decatur Community and won 51-42. Littrel had 15 and Ashton Wheeler put up 15. The Broncos then took on Southwest and fell 58-33. They are now 2-3 on the season.