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Alma had a trio of games last week and went 2-1. They began with a tough one against Amherst and fell 68-48. The Cardinals then beat Hi-Line in a close matchup 66-60 on Thursday. For the Cardinals, then they took on Hitchcock County on Friday night. It was another close game this time winning 56-48. The Cardinals will play Loomis on Thursday and then begin conference play. They are the #1 seed in the East side of the RPAC Tournament so they will have a bye first round. They will play Bertrand or Southern Valley on Tuesday next week.
Arapahoe had two games this past week and split the contests. The Warriors first fell to Loomis by a final score of 58-32. Cooper Wendland led Arapahoe with seven points. Arapahoe though, bounced back nicely getting a 60-58 win over Hi-Line. Ander Wasenius had a big game with 27 points on 10-14 shooting, while also going 6-8 from three-point range. Arapahoe is 6-7 and will play Axtell on Tuesday and then Southern Valley Thursday before RPAC Tournament play. They are the #3 seed in the RPAC Tournament in the East Division and will face Southwest the #6 seed in the first round on Saturday.
Bertrand had two games this past week and ended up going 1-1. First, they hosted Southwest on Friday and lost 45-35. Lathan Fitzgerald led Bertrand with 11 points, Chonsy Bieker had a nice game with 11 rebounds. Bertrand then hit the road on Saturday and played Overton. The Vikings led 17-8 going into halftime. But the Eagles crawled back and got within two at 19-17. Bertrand though took control and won 42-33. Adan Gonzales had 11 points and Bieker again rebounded well with 15. Bertrand is 5-6 and will play Maywood-Hayes Center on Thursday before conference play. On Saturday they begin conference tournament play as the #5 seed on the East side and battle #4 seeded Southern Valley.
Cambridge had a back-to-back as they played Sutherland on Friday night and Maxwell on Saturday. On Friday they were able to beat Sutherland easily, 52-30. Carson Trompke had a nice game with 18 points and was efficient as he was 7-11 from the field. Brady Ahlemeyer was 4-6 with 11 points. Cambridge then went to Maxwell and won a tight one, 44-40. Ben Hoberty led the Trojans with 17 points. Cambridge is 7-6 and will play DCS on Thursday before they begin RPAC Tournament play. Cambridge is the #2 seed on the East side and will face #7-seeded Medicine Valley on Saturday.
Dundy County Stratton had two games this past week and was able to nab a pair of wins. On Tuesday, they beat Hitchcock County 57-38 on the road. Jackson Kerchal was solid with 22 points and 10 rebounds in the game. The Tigers then took on Loomis and won big 66-42. DCS jumped out to a 17-5 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. DCS is 10-2 on the year and will play Wallace on Tuesday and Cambridge on Thursday before conference Tournament play. The Tigers are the #2 seed in the West Division of the Tournament and they will play #7-seeded Wauneta-Palisade.
Hitchcock-County battled a trio of opponents this week, two solid conference foes and the other Cody-Kilgore. They fell in both matchups. They started with a loss to Dundy County Stratton 57-38. Then they played against Alma and lost 56-48. Their matchup against Cody-Kilgore they won 61-28. Hitchcock County is 8-4, the #4 seed on the West side, and will play #5 seeded Wallace on Saturday.
Maywood-Hayes Center had a pair of games last week and they won both of them big. First, they beat Maxwell 58-18. Hayden Kramer had 23 points to lead the Wolves. The Wolves then played Arthur County and won 85-39. Jeremiah Ingison had 22 points in the matchup. Maywood-Hayes Center will play Bertrand on Thursday before conference tournament play. They are 15-0 now, and will be the #1 seed in the West and will play either Hitchcock County or Wallace on Tuesday next week.
Maxwell had three games last week and lost all of those matchups. First, they fell to Maywood-Hayes Center 58-18. Taylor Cheek had eight points in the game. The Wildcats then battled South Loup and lost 43-21. They closed the week with a loss to Cambridge on Saturday, 44-40. Maxwell is now 2-10 and will play Brady on Tuesday and Sandhills Valley on Thursday. They are the #6 seed in the West and will play #3 seeded Paxton in the RPAC Basketball Tournament on Saturday.
Medicine Valley had two games last week and were unable to win either matchup. First, they fell to Sandhills Valley, 76-64. Joe Brown had a nice game with 21 points and Kamreyn Bonini had 16. Medicine Valley then took on Mullen and fell 42-29. The Raiders are 1-10 on the season and this week they play Hi-Line on Thursday before RPAC Tournament play begins. They are the #7 seed on the East and will play Cambridge on Saturday, the #2 seed.
Paxton had a few games last week and went 2-1. They first fell to Perkins County 52-41. Josh Eakins had a nice game with 17 points. The Tigers bounced back nicely as they beat Creek Valley 72-31. The Tigers came out strong with a 30-9 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Isaiah Fox was effective with 20 points. Paxton then took on a conference opponent, Wallace and won big 52-29. Fox again led the way, this time with 15 points. Fox also had 11 rebounds to help propel the Tigers. Paxton is now 8-3 and will face Hitchcock County Tuesday and Wauneta-Palisade on Thursday before Conference Tournament play. They are the #3 seed in the West and will take on #6 seeded Maxwell in the first round on Saturday.
Southern Valley had two games last week and ended up falling in both matchups. They began with a loss to Chase County on Tuesday, 55-41. Mitchel Wilson had 15 points while Kamden Bose put up 14. The Eagles then lost to Holdrege, 60-31. Bose had 10 points in the effort. Southern Valley is 5-6 and will face Arapahoe on Thursday. Then, the Eagles will be the #4 seed in the RPAC Tournament on the East side and face Bertrand on Saturday, the #5 seed.
Southwest battled a pair of opponents this last week and went 1-1. They fell Tuesday night to Hi-Line, 58-54. Hunter Cunningham had 10 points in the matchup and 12 rebounds. The Roughriders then battled Bertrand on the road and won 45-35. Cunningham had 11 points in the game. Southwest is 5-7 and will take on Loomis on Tuesday. Then, they begin RPAC Tournament play on Saturday as the #6 seed in the East, and they will take on #3 seeded Arapahoe.
Wallace had two games last week and were able to split the contests. They began with a win over South Platte 41-34. They started strong with a 17-14 lead in the first half and built on it in the second half outscoring South Platte 24-20 in the second half. Robertson was impressive with 24 points and nine rebounds. Wallace then fell to Paxton, 52-29. Trey Robertson had 10 points. Wallace is 3-7 on the season now and will face DCS on Tuesday before conference tournament play. Wallace is the #5 seed on the West side and will take on #4 seeded Hitchcock County on Saturday.
Wauneta-Palisade had two games late in the week and ended up losing both games. They first fell to Perkins County 49-26. Then, they lost a really close matchup against Garden County, 43-41. The Broncos are now 2-11 and will face Paxton on Thursday. Then, on Saturday it is RPAC Tournament action as they are the #7 seed and will take on #2 seeded Dundy County Stratton.