It was another action-packed week of hoops in the RPAC. As we approach the Holiday Break, teams are discovering more about what they need to work on, and tweaking rotations. Let's take a look at how teams fared in this past week of the hoops season.
Alma had a pair of games this past week and played well again. On Tuesday, The Cardinals faced a conference foe, Southwest on the road. Alma came in and dominated the game, winning 52-21. Four Cardinals were in double figures. Tucker Biskup led with 15 points, Isaiah Neal had 11, Zavier Mitchell had 10, and Grady Faimon had 10. Mitchell had nine rebounds in the game too.
On Saturday, Alma played Red Cloud and got their seventh win of the season, 49-36. Three players scored 11 points, Biskip, Jakin Neal, and Mitchell. Alma improves to 7-0 and will play at Superior on Tuesday and at home against Medicine Valley on Thursday. That game on Thursday will be an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup.
Arapahoe played twice this past week and had a pair of wins. They took down Wilcox-Hildreth in a rock fight, 33-24. At halftime, it was 9-8 in favor of Arapahoe. The Warriors got the offense going a little bit, to help secure the win. Kade Fisher had 21 points in the game.
Arapahoe then played Southwest on Friday. That game was part of our RPAC Rundown Featured Matchups. You can read the game story here.
The Warriors are 4-3 and will play at Northern Valley on Tuesday before the Christmas Break.
Bertrand began this past week by getting their first win of the season. They took down Hi-Line 59-37 on Tuesday. Marcus Hernandez had a nice game with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Thunder Nelson added 12 points and four steals. Scott Bieker had 13 points and nine rebounds.
The Vikings then faced Elm Creek and lost a close one, 61-56. Bertrand is 1-4 and will be off until the Elm Creek Holiday Tournament on December 28th and 29th.
Cambridge began their week with a nail-biter at home, 57-54 over Loomis. Four Trojans were in double figures as Krayton Ruggles scored 15, Brohedy Wood and Ben Hoberty each had 11, and Carson Trompke added 10.
Cambridge faced Cozad later in the week and lost 45-29. Ben Hoberty led the scoring with 13 points. Cambridge is 4-2 and will play in the Pleasanton Holiday Tournament on Monday and Tuesday this week.
Dundy County Stratton
The Tigers had a pair of games this past week and went 1-1 in those matchups. First, they beat Rawlins County, 67-53. The second quarter was the main difference as they scored 21 points and held Rawlins County to eight. Jackson Kerchal had 20 points, 10 boards and four blocks. August Shaw had 14, and Dante Horner and Lane Bybee each had 10.
DCS was handed their first loss of the season, losing to Perkins County on Saturday, 41-39. Lane Bybee had 13 points, Kerchal had 12, and Brodie Rogers scored 10.
DCS is 5-1 and will play at Wauneta-Palisade on Tuesday which will be one of our RPAC Rundown Featured Matchups.
The Falcons had a pair of games this past week. They played Medicine Valley on Thursday and then Rawlins County on Friday. Their first game was an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup against the Raiders. Read the game story here.
Their game against Rawlins County had no score reported to the NSAA on Sunday evening.
Hitchcock County will play in the Brady Holiday Tournament on December 29th and 30th.
The Wolves had a pair of games in the last week and won both. Their first game was a tight one versus Sandhills Valley, winning 59-52. The difference in the game was the middle quarters. MHC outscored the Mavericks 30-19 in the second and third periods. Haydn Farr led the scoring with 21 points.
The Wolves then played Brady and won 72-31. Three Wolves were in double figures. Farr scored 18 points, Jeremiah Ingison had 12, and Jaxon Anders scored 11. Maywood-Hayes Center is now 6-1 and will play Garden County in the first round of the Paxton Holiday Tournament on Tuesday.
Maxwell had just one game last week and it was against the Paxton Tigers. The Wildcats hung around for the first eight minutes, trailing 10-7. After that, Paxton took control and didn't let the Wildcats back into the game.
Maxwell is 0-5 on the season and will face South Loup on Monday in their own Holiday Tournament.
The Raiders fell in both of their games this last week. First, they played Hitchcock County and it was one of our RPAC Rundown Featured Matchups. You can read the game story here.
Then, the Raiders played South Loup and lost 68-32. Tyce Pate led the scoring with seven points for the Raiders. Brody Sneff had six points and eight rebounds.
The Raiders are 3-4 and will play Wallace at home on Monday and at Alma on Friday. Both are RPAC Rundown Featured Matchups.
The Tigers had a pair of games in the last week and they split the matchups. First, they lost to Perkins County, 57-44. Josh Eakins had a nice game even if it came in a loss, he tallied 21 points.
Paxton bounced back in a big way, beating Maxwell 49-22. Maddex McConnell led the way with 15 points and Eakins had 12. Paxton is 3-3 and will host their Holiday Tournament on Tuesday and Thursday.
The Eagles had a busy, and solid week with three games, winning two of them. First, they ran into a solid Gothenburg team, losing 73-41. Isaac Hamilton led the scoring for the Eagles with 13 points. Kamden Bose added 11.
The Eagles then hosted Ravenna and won 65-56. Three Southern Valley players were in double figures as Rian Grove had 16, Bose had 15, and Hamilton put up 13.
On Saturday, Southern Valley played against Loomis and won a close one, 46-39. The Eagles are 3-4 and will play Southwest on Tuesday on the road before the Holiday break.
Southwest played in a pair of games last week, dropping both games. They began with a loss to Alma, 52-21. Houston Billeter scored 15 points to lead Southwest.
Then, the Roughriders battled Arapahoe and fell in that game. It was an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup; you can read the story here.
Southwest is 2-5 and will play Southern Valley at home on Tuesday and then go to Franklin on Thursday.
The Wildcats played in one game last week and it was a victory, 57-32 over Sutherland. Matt Lungrin had a big game with 21 points. Max Hanson added 15.
Wallace is now 2-3 and will play at Medicine Valley Monday which is an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup. Then, they will compete in the Perkins County Holiday Tournament on Thursday and Friday.
The Broncos had a pair of games last week and dropped both of them. First, they lost to South Platte, 44-40. Then they dropped a game against Sandhills Valley, 38-33.
The Broncos will continue to search for that first win of the season and will play Dundy County Stratton on Tuesday which is an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchip.