RPAC Teams got back to it on the court after the annual tournament. Some had a light week, and others ramped up their schedules as we get to the end of the season.
Let's dive into this week's blog.
Alma played rival Southern Valley on Friday evening. The Cardinals came away with a win over the Eagles, a close game, 48-47. Senior Jakin Neal had a nice game with 17 points. His brother Isaiah Neal scored 12 in the game.
Alma is now 16-3 on the season and will hit the road for a couple of games this week. Northern Valley Kansas on Tuesday and Cambridge on Friday.
The Arapahoe Warriors had two games this week and won both of their matchups. First, they played Brady and won 63-23. Three players were in double figures. Will Cacy had 20 points, Trenton Roskop with 15, and Kade Fisher had 13.
The Warriors then faced Hitchcock County and won 58-43. Kade Fisher had a huge game with 26 points. The Warriors move to 11-10 on the season and will host a pair of opponents this week Cambridge at home on Tuesday and then Bertrand on Friday.
Bertrand had just one game this week and it was against Medicine Valley. That was an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup and you can read that game story here.
Bertrand is 7-8 and will play at home on Tuesday versus Blue Hill, at Bertrand on Friday, and home versus Kenesaw on Saturday.
Cambridge had one game this week and it was against one of the top teams in Class D1, North Platte St. Pat's. The Trojans fell, 65-54. Cambridge was down by just one after the first quarter, 16-15. But really it was the second period that doomed them, allowing 21 points while only scoring 12.
Cambridge is 11-8 and will have three games this week. At Arapahoe on Tuesday, home on Friday versus Alma, and at Chase County on Saturday.
Dundy County Stratton
The Tigers of Dundy County Stratton had one game this week and it was against Southwest. We were there as it was an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup. You can read the game story here.
The Tigers are 16-4 and will face three opponents this week. They will host top-five ranked St. Pat's on Tuesday, go to Southern Valley on Thursday and then host Alliance on Friday.
The Falcons had three games this week and lost two, but won one. Their first game was against Rawlins County, and it was an exciting game, winning 54-52. The Falcons trailed 33-26 going to the fourth quarter. But a 10-3 fourth quarter tied it at 36-36. It took two overtime periods to declare a winner.
Then they fell to Maywood-Hayes Center, 60-34. Their final game of the week was against Arapahoe. They lost that matchup too, 58-42. The Falcons are now 9-10 and will play Chase County on the road Tuesday and Wallace at home on Friday.
The Wolves of MHC had a busy week with three games on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. For the Wolves they went 3-0. First was a close win over Hershey, 48-45. MHC was down 10-5 after the first quarter. Then, they outscored the Panthers 43-35 in the next three quarters to get the win. Haydn Farr had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Jeremiah Ingison had 12 points and 15 rebounds, and Gage Gerlach scored 12.
MHC played Hitchcock County on Friday and won big, 71-48. Farr had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Ingison had 24 points and 13 rebounds. The Wolves played Anselmo-Merna on Saturday and won big again, 61-34. Ingison had 23 points and 14 rebounds and Farr had 11 points. The Wolves move to 18-2 this season and will play Wauneta-Palisade on Friday at home.
The Wildcats had two games this past week and split the matchups. First, they lost to Perkins County, 53-28. Levi Huffman was about the only Wildcat that could get much going on offense with 12 points.
Maxwell faced Wallace on Friday and won 47-35. Tyce Cumming had 10 points and Jesse Reyes scored 10 too. Cumming added nine rebounds in the game too. The Wildcats are 5-13 and will play Sutherland on Tuesday on the road and at Medicine Valley on Thursday.
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Medicine Valley was busy with a trio of games this past week, winning two of them. First, they played Mullen and won 55-29. Four Raiders were in double figures as Lucas Einspahr and Mason Roblee scored 12 and Brody Sneff and Ethan Brown scored 10. Medicine Valley played Wauneta-Palisade on Thursday and won, 52-38.
They played host to Bertrand on Friday and won 60-43. You can read the game story here as we were there for coverage. Medicine Valley is 7-11 and will play Maxwell at home on Thursday and then at Brady on Saturday.
Pacton had a pair of games this past week and went 2-0. They started out by beating South Platte, 62-48. Josh Eakins had 18 points and Maddex McConnel had 14. Kobe Florum had 12 rebounds.
The Tigers then beat Sandhills Valley in overtime, 40-39. Eakins had 18 again. Paxton is now 12-7 and will face Hershey and Sutherland this week.
The Eagles were very busy this week with three games against Chase County, Alma, and South Loup. Southern Valley first fell to Chase County, 62-52. Three players were in double-figures for Southern Valley as Kamden Bose scored 19, Rian Grove with 12, and Tyler Grove had 11.
Then they lost a close one to Alma, 48-47. It was a game that went right down to the wire, and the Cardinals snatched the victory. Southern Valley was led by Isaac Hamilton with 25 points. Kamden Bose added 17. Then on Saturday, Southern Valley lost to South Loup 74-40. The Eagles are now 9-11 and will play Gibbon at home on Tuesday and at Dundy County Stratton on Thursday.
The Roughriders kept it light this week with just one game against Dundy County Stratton. You can read the game story here.
The Roughriders are 5-13 and will play Wallace on the road Tuesday and go to Axtell on Friday.
Wallace had a pair of games this past week and dropped them both. First, they played Brady and lost 55-47. Matt Lungrin had 14 points and Colt Franklin had 13. The Wildcats then played fellow conference foe, Maxwell.
Wallace lost 47-35. Lungrin had 18 points for the Wildcats. The Wallace Wildcats keep battling, and you can't help but wonder what this team would be like if Jason Fisher, their big in the middle, was healthy. He was playing at a high level. Wallace is 6-13 and will play Southwest on Tuesday and Hitchcock County on Friday on the road.
The Broncos of Wauneta-Palisade had two games this past week. First, they played Medicine Valley and lost 52-38. Then they played Sutherland. As of Monday morning, no score was reported to the NSAA.
They have two games this week, home versus Cheylin Kansas on Tuesday and then at Maywood-Hayes Center on Friday.