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Alma started their week off with a trip to Amherst on Tuesday evening last week. It was a tight and back-and-forth game until the final quarter where the Broncos outscored the Cardinals, 19-5. Alma suffered their first loss of the season with a final score of 54-45. Riley Scott led the way with 15 points. Alma hit the road again on Thursday night to take on Hi-Line and had a really nice bounce-back game as they were able to handle the Bulls with ease. They defeated Hi-Line, 69-24. There were a trio of Cardinals who led the way as Addison Neal had 15 points, six assists, and four steals, Addison Siebels had 15 points, and Scott posted 12 points, sis assists, and five steals. On Friday, Hitchcock County came to town and from start to finish, it was all Alma as they defeated the Falcons, 67-27. Scott tallied 19 points, Siebels added 17 points and seven assists, Neal contributed 16 points, five assists, and five steals, and Miley Whitney had 10 points and six rebounds for the Cardinals. Alma is 11-1 on the season now and will host Loomis on Thursday before they head into the RPAC Tournament. Alma has earned the #1 seed on the East so they have a first-round bye and will take on the winner of #4 Southwest and #5 Arapahoe in Curtis on Monday.
Arapahoe opened up with Loomis coming to town last Tuesday the Warriors got a hot start and went into the half with the 31-12 lead at half. Arapahoe survived the halftime adjustments made by the Wolves to win the game, 60-35. Pacing the Warriors was Emerson Swanson with 21 points and seven rebounds while Sabrina Jacobsen added 10 points. Arapahoe traveled to Hi-Line on Friday had a tighter game but prevailed with the 42-36 victory. Swanson led the way with 17 points. The Warriors improved to 6-7 on the season and will travel to Axtell on Tuesday and host Southern Valley on Thursday before they head into the RPAC Tournament. Arapahoe locked in the #5 seed for the East and will take on #4 Southwest on Saturday.
Bertrand hosted Southwest on Friday evening and finished the first quarter tied at 7 all. After that, the Roughriders went on a 13-3 run in the second quarter creating a deficit for the Vikings to crawl out of. Bertrand fell to Southwest, 40-18. Emma Brown lead the way for the Vikings with eight points, six rebounds, and two blocks. On Saturday, Bertrand traveled to take on Overton. It was a similar story as the night before, Bertrand led after the first quarter, 8-7, and then the Eagles kicked it into overdrive and dominated the game defeating the Vikings, 52-19. Bertrand is now 1-10 on the season and will host Maywood-Hayes Center on Thursday before heading into the RPAC Tournament. The Vikings are the #7 seed in the East and will take on #2 Southern Valley.
Cambridge hosted Sutherland last Friday and the Trojans jumped to a 12-3 lead after the first quarter and never let their foot off the gas. They defeated the Sailors, 47-27. Jalen Kent led the way with 16 points while Brylyn Springer added 12 points and 11 rebounds. On Saturday, Cambridge hit the road to take on Maxwell and the Trojans had themselves a night as they defeated Maxwell, 72-35. Erin Johnson paced the Trojans with 19 points, Jalen Kent added 13 points and seven steals, Jacey Kent contributed with 13 points, and Springer posted 11 points. Cambridge improved to 8-5 and will host Dundy County Stratton on Thursday before heading into the RPAC Tournament. The Trojans earned the #3 seed in the East and will take on #6 Medicine Valley.
Dundy County Stratton had a big week last week as they were able to defeat Hitchcock County on the road last Tuesday, 45-27. On Thursday the Tigers hit the road to Medicine Valley to take on the Raiders and came up short, 36-28. Looking to bounce back, Dundy County Stratton hit the road to Loomis on Saturday to take on the Wolves where they were able to secure their second win of the season by beating Loomis, 46-30. The Tigers improved to 2-11 and will host Wallace on Tuesday and then will travel to Cambridge on Thursday before beginning RPAC Tournament play. Dundy County Stratton is the #6 seed in the West and will take on #3 Wauneta-Palisade on Saturday in Benkelman.
Hitchcock County hosted Dundy County Stratton on Tuesday last week and while the first quarter remained close, the Tigers went on a 22-5 run which ultimately decided the game as the Falcons lost, 45-27. Katie Jarecke led the way with 10 points. On Friday, Hitchcock County traveled to Alma the Cardinals were just too much for the Falcons as they fell, 67-27. Jarecke and Byanka Tyan led the way with six points each. On Saturday, the Falcons took on Cody-Kilgore at North Platte Community College and had a nice bounce-back game as they defeated the Cowgirls, 55-25. Jarecke had 14 points and nine steals while Reagan Hagan contributed with 14 points and six steals. Hitchcock County is now 3-10 on the year and will travel to Paxton on Tuesday before beginning the RPAC Tournament. The Falcons have earned the #5 seed in the West and will play #4 Wallace.
Maxwell hosted Maywood-Hayes Center on Tuesday last week and after falling behind early, there was not much the Wildcats could do to overcome the deficit and lost, 68-27. Mataya Stubbs led the way with 10 points and seven rebounds. Maxwell traveled to South Loup on Friday and after the first period of play led the Bobcats 14-10. South Loup made adjustments and outscored the Wildcats 16-2 in the second period to extend their lead 26-16. Maxwell lost to South Loup, 52-30. Stubbs led the way with 13 points. Cambridge came to town on Saturday and jumped to the early lead and never let up as they defeated the Wildcats, 72-35. Kristyn Cheek had 11 points while Stubbs added 10 points for the Wildcats. Maxwell is now 1-11 on the season and will travel to Brady on Tuesday and Sandhills Valley on Thursday before starting the RPAC Tournament. Maxwell is the #7 seed in the West and will take on #2 Paxton in Benkelman on Saturday.
Maywood-Hayes Center traveled to Maxwell on Tuesday where they dominated the game with a 68-27 victory. Karissa Stengel had 16 points, Ashlin Broz tallied 16 points and eight steals, and Olivia Hansen had 10 points, nine rebounds, and seven steals. On Friday, the Wolves hosted Arthur County and after jumping to a 23-8 lead, they kept their foot on the gas to win 64-22. Kiley Hejtmanek led the way with 13 points, nine steals, and eight rebounds, Broz added 12 points and eight steals, Stengel contributed 11 points, and Hansen tallied 10 points. Maywood-Hayes Center is now 15-0 on the season and will travel to Bertrand on Thursday before entering the RPAC Tournament. The Wolves are the #1 seed in the West and have earned a first-round bye and will take on the winner of #4 Wallace and #5 Hitchcock County on Monday.
Medicine Valley traveled to take on Sandhills Valley on Tuesday and came home with a 47-40 victory over the Raiders. Remmi Stout led the way with 17 points while Stella Heapy tacked on 16 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and six steals. Milla Farr also added 10 points and 11 rebounds. On Thursday, Dundy County Stratton came to town and while Medicine Valley had the slight lead early, they continued to build off that lead and win the game, 36-28. Heapy lead the way with 21 points while Farr nabbed 16 rebounds for the Raiders. On Saturday, Medicine Valley took the trip to Mullen and it was a back-and-forth game as the Raiders trailed 16-7 at the half but made adjustments during halftime and outscored the Broncos 13-7 in the third period. Mullen extended their lead in the final period to win, 35-28. Heapy lead the way with 10 points. Medicine Valley is 5-7 on the season and will host Hi-Line on Thursday before beginning the RPAC Tournament. Medicine Valley has earned the #6 seed in the East and will play #3 Cambridge.
Paxton hosted Perkins County on Tuesday evening and it was a tight game but the Tigers made halftime adjustments to win the game, 45-38. Jacelyn Jorgensen padded the stat sheet with 13 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks. On Thursday, the Tigers hit the road to Creek Valley and had a lead from the start and didn't look back as they defeated the Storm 72-33. Jorgensen had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Ella Fote added 18 points, and Audrey Holm posted 12 points and seven rebounds. A trip to Wallace on Friday featured a close game with the Wildcats but the Tigers held on for a 49-40 victory. Fote lead the way with 17 points while Jorgensen added 11 points. Paxton improved to 9-2 on the year and will host Hitchcock County on Tuesday and travel to Wauneta-Palisade on Thursday before they begin the RPAC Tournament. Paxton has earned the #2 seed in the West and will take on #7 Maxwell on Saturday.
Southern Valley traveled to Chase County last Tuesday to take on the Longhorns. The Eagles jumped out to the early lead and held on to defeat the Longhorns despite their halftime adjustments with a final score of 50-38. Ann Bose led the way with 25 points. Southern Valley traveled to Holdrege on Friday and dominated the Dusters from the start with a 47-15 victory. Bose led the way with 26 points which put her over the 19 required points to score her 1,000th career point. Southern Valley is 10-2 and will take on Arapahoe on Thursday before the RPAC tournament begins. The Eagles are the #2 seed in the East and will take on #7 Bertrand on Saturday.
Southwest traveled to Hi-Line on Tuesday where they jumped out to a huge 20-3 lead after one quarter of play and just kept on cruising as they defeated the Bulls, 68-35. Caylin Barnett paced the Roughriders with 14 points while Bailey Truksa added 13 points. On Friday, Southwest traveled to Bertrand to take on the Vikings and the Roughriders dominated from the get-go as they won 40-18. Barnett had 14 points and seven rebounds on the night. Southwest is now 7-5 on the year and will host Loomis on Tuesday before the RPAC tournament begins. The Roughriders are the #4 seed in the East and will play #5 Arapahoe.
Wallace traveled to South Platte on Thursday last week and kept it close each quarter but couldn't get enough momentum to take the lead. They lost to the Blue Knights, 54-47. Wallace was paced by Karlie Finley and Reagan Pelster with nine points each. On Friday, Paxton came to town and again, the Wildcats kept it close and just couldn't quite gain the lead despite outscoring the Tigers, 12-9 in the final quarter, Wallace lost to Paxton, 49-40. Finley had a nice double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds while Kendyl Flaming added 10 points. Wallace is now 3-7 on the year and will take on Dundy County Stratton on Tuesday before entering the RPAC tournament where they have earned the #4 seed in the West. They will play #5 Hitchcock County in Benkelman on Saturday.
Wauneta-Palisade traveled to Perkins County on Friday and trailed going into the half, 31-14, but made halftime adjustments to outscore the Plainsmen, 30-18 in the final two quarters. The lead was too much as they fell to Perkins County, 49-44. The Broncos hosted Garden County on Saturday and bounced back from Friday night's loss with a 55-39 win over the Eagles. Wauneta-Palisade is now 8-5 on the season and will play Paxton on Thursday before the RPAC Tournament begins. The Broncos are the #3 seed in the West and will play #6 Dundy County Stratton in Bekelman on Saturday.