The moisture from the snow has been great. But the cold temps and wind has wreaked havoc on the schedules for schools across the conference the last few weeks. I am always impressed how the AD's, coaches, and kids stay focused and just roll with the flow. So between last week's games and the RPAC Tournament beginning this week, we have a jam-packed blog. All game times featured in the blog are CST.
Alma competed in one game this past week, a battle against Loomis. The Cardinals suffered their second loss of the season, 55-50. Titus Epp was the leading scorer for the Cardinals with 16 points. Jakin Neal had 11.
The Cardinals are the #1 seed in the RPAC, are 13-2, and will play #4 seeded Southern Valley on Tuesday at 6:00 P.M. in Bertrand.
Arapahoe played a pair of games ahead of the RPAC Tournament. First, they fell to Axtell 62-48. Will Cacy led Arapahoe with 17 points. Then they played Southern Valley and lost 58-52. Kade Fisher had 22 points.
The Warriors then competed in the RPAC Tournament. You can read a day-one recap here.
Arapahoe is 9-8 and will face #2 Cambridge at 7:30 P.M. in Bertrand on Tuesday.
Bertrand was scheduled to play Maywood-Hayes Center on Thursday but the cold and blowing snow canceled that game. They competed in the RPAC Tournament as the #5 seed on Saturday, you can read that here.
Bertrand is 5-8 and will play on Thursday against either #7 Southwest or #6 Medicine Valley at 4:30 P.M. in Arapahoe in the consolation bracket.
The Trojans had a top-10 matchup ahead of the RPAC Tournament against Dundy County Stratton. Cambridge couldn't keep up and lost 47-24. Brohdey Wood had eight points and 10 rebounds. The #2 seed in the East, Cambridge played in the first round of the RPAC Tournament on Saturday. You can read more on that here.
Cambridge is 10-5 and will play #3 seeded Arapahoe on Tuesday in Bertrand at 7:30 P.M.
Dundy County Stratton
The Tigers had a pair of games that resulted in a pair of wins before the RPAC Tournament on Saturday, and worth mentioning they won Saturday too. First, they took on Wallace and won 75-40. The Tigers jumped out to a 23-6 lead after the first eight minutes and pressed forward throughout the game. Jackson Kerchal led the Tigers with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
DCS then hosted Cambridge for a top-10 matchup on Thursday. The Tigers imposed their will, winning 47-24. The Tigers led 23-13 at the intermission. They kept it rolling in the second half to secure the win. Kerchal had 15 points and Lane Bybee added 14.
The RPAC Tournament began on Saturday and the Tigers are the #2 seed in the West and played #7 seeded Wauneta-Palisade. You can read more on that here.
DCS is 13-3 and will play on Tuesday in the second round of the RPAC Tournament against #3 Paxton on Tuesday at 7:30 P.M. in Maxwell.
The Falcons had one game ahead of the RPAC Tournament and it was against Paxton. They lost, by a narrow margin 54-52. The Falcons trailed 27-19 at the half. They exploded for 20 points in the third quarter and it was a 39-38 lead for the Falcons going to the fourth quarter. Paxton buckled down, and was able to close it out though.
The Falcons are the #4 seed in the West and are sneaky good. They beat #5 seeded Wallace and you can read more about that game here.
The Falcons are 7-7 and will play #1 seed in the West, Maywood-Hayes Center on Tuesday in Maxwell at 6:00 P.M.
The Wolves had their one game scheduled last week postponed/canceled versus Bertrand due to the cold weather and ground blizzard conditions. So the Wolves were off. They are the #1 seed in the RPAC Tournament on the West side. They are 12-2 and will play #4 Hitchcock County on Tuesday at 6:00 P.M. in Maxwell.
The Wildcats had a pair of games ahead of the RPAC Tournament and split the matchups. First, they beat Brady in a close one, 40-36. Three Wildcats were in double-figures as Tyce Cumming had 10, Cole Huffman had 10, and Levi Huffman scored 11.
The Wildcats then faced Sandhills Valley and lost 58-49. Levi Huffman led the team with 15 points and Cole Huffman had 11. The Wildcats were the #6 seed in the West side of the RPAC Tournament and played #3 seeded Paxton. You can read more about that game here.
Maxwell is 2-12 and will play Tuesday at 4:30 P.M. against Wauneta-Palisade in Maxwell on the consolation side of the bracket.
The Raiders played Hi-Line ahead of the RPAC Tournament on Tuesday and lost, 55-47. Mason Roblee led the Raiders with 17 points and Brody Sneff scored 13 in the game. They both had 10 rebounds in the game too, so pretty unique to see a couple of players with double-doubles in one game.
The Raiders entered the East side of the RPAC Tournament as the #6 seed. They battled #3 Arapahoe and lost, which you can read more about here.
Medicine Valley will play on Tuesday at 4:30 P.M. in the consolation bracket in Bertrand against Southwest, the #7 seed. The Raiders are 4-9
Paxton played two games ahead of the RPAC Tournament and won both games. They battled Hitchcock County on Tuesday and won 54-52. The Tigers had three players in double figures including Maddex McConnell with 14 points, and Kobe Florum and Tanner Hebblethwaite had 11.
Paxton then faced Wauneta-Palisade and won 75-38. Maddex McConnel had 18 points in the game. Jasper Brewster had 10 rebounds. The Tigers are the #3 seed on the West side of the RPAC bracket. They played #6 Maxwell and won. You can read more about that game here.
The Tigers are 10-5 and will play #2 seeded DCS on Tuesday at 7:30 P.M. from Maxwell.
The Eagles had one game before the RPAC Basketball Tournament, and it was against the Arapahoe Warriors. The Eagles won by double-figures 49-36. Three Eagles were in double-figures with Tylor Grove scoring 14, Isaac Hamilton with 14, and Kamden Bose had 10.
The Eagles are the #4 seed in the East for the RPAC Tourney. They played Bertrand and won, you can read about the game here.
The Eagles are 8-7 and will now face #1 Alma on Tuesday in Bertrand at 6:00 P.M.
Southwest had one game before the RPAC Tournament. They played Cheylin, KS and won 53-48 in overtime. They shut out their opponent in the OT period to snag the win. Houston Billeter scored 22 points in the effort.
The Roughriders entered the RPAC Tourney as the #7 on the East side seed and played #2 seed Cambridge. The Roughriders lost 55-30, and you can read more about the first day of the tournament here.
Southwest is 5-11 and will play #6 seed Medicine Valley on Tuesday at 4:30 P.M. in Bertrand in the consolation bracket.
Wallace played one game before the RPAC Tournament and it was against DCS. The Wildcats fell, 75-40. Matt Lungrin scored 18 points in the game.
The Wildcats are the #5 seed on the West side of the RPAC bracket and they played Hitchcock County the #4 seed. Read more about that matchup here.
The Wildcats are 6-10 and will play Thursday against either #6 seed Maxwell or #7 seeded Wauneta-Palisade at 4:30 P.M. in Trenton in the consolation bracket.
The Broncos played Paxton before diving into the RPAC Tournament. They lost to the Tigers, 75-38. On the West side of the bracket, they are the #7 seed and played #2 seeded DCS. You can read more about day one of the tournament, here.
The Broncos are 0-13 and will play #6 seeded Maxwell on Tuesday, in Maxwell in the consolation bracket.
The updated boys' bracket can be found here.