All the RPAC teams were back in action this week as some had a few games in after the break and some had their first games back last week. Read the blog below to see how games shook out.
The Cardinals had their first game back from the break on Thursday where they traveled to Franklin. Alma's strong defense held the Flyers to a scoreless first quarter and only two points in the first half which led to a final score of 55-9 in favor of the Cards. As a team, they came away with 29 steals. Kamryn Scott and Tierston Moore led the team with eight points. Kamri Neal led the team in steals as she had six.
Alma hosted Axtell on Saturday and had their foot on the gas from the tip. The Cardinals led 25-0 after the first quarter, leading to the eventual win with a score of 63-10.
The Cardinals improve to 10-1 on the year and will host Amherst on Tuesday, Hi-Line on Thursday, and travel to Hitchcock County on Friday.
Arapahoe hosted Maxwell on Tuesday and that was an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup. You can read more about that game by clicking here.
The Warriors also hosted Medicine Valley on Friday. They fell behind 13-7 in the first quarter but then were able to create some separation in the second and third quarters as they outscored the Raiders 10-8 and 17-8 in those quarters which led to the win and final score of 46-42. Emma Strand, Chloe Gooden, and Cadence Carpenter led the team with 10 points each. Carpenter added 12 rebounds to lead the team.
Arapahoe is now 6-6 and will travel to Loomis on Tuesday and host Hi-Line on Friday.
The Vikings had a busy week as they hosted Wilcox-Hildreth on Tuesday to start their week. It was low scoring as it was knotted at two after the first quarter. Scoring picked up in the second half but Bertrand came up short, 24-20. Addison Andersen led the team with 11 points.
On Thursday, Bertrand traveled to Southern Valley and that was an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup which you can read more about by clicking here.
South Loup came to town on Saturday and the Vikings were ready to play. They led 25-5 as they went into the final quarter and held off a major surge from the Bobcats as the Vikings escaped with the 29-24 win.
Bertrand is to 4-6 on the season and will travel to Southwest on Friday and host Overton on Saturday.
Cambridge hosted Norton, KS on Tuesday and fell into a hole that they struggled to get out of and fell to the Bluejays 37-23. Brylyn Springer led the team with nine points and 10 rebounds.
On Friday, Cambridge traveled to Southwest and it was a similar story. They fell behind early and struggled to get out as they lost 35-22. Erin Johnson led the team with seven points and eight rebounds.
Cambridge is now 7-5 on the year and will travel to Sutherland on Friday and host Maxwell on Saturday.
Dundy County Stratton
Dundy County Stratton hosted Chase County on Tuesday and tried to hang with the Longhorns, but just couldn't quite keep up as they lost 35-26. Kimberly Escobar led the team with seven points. The team tallied 13 steals and Escobar and Stephanie Escobar each had four.
On Saturday, the Tigers traveled to Wray, CO to take on the Eagles and lost 52-36.
Dundy County Stratton is 3-8 on the season and will host Hitchcock County on Tuesday, Medicine Valley on Thursday, and Loomis on Friday.
Hitchcock County traveled to Southwest on Tuesday and had a slow start and because of that, came up short, 43-35. "We had a rough start in the 1st quarter and couldn't dig our way out. The girls played hard and did a lot of good things. We just had a hard time scoring in the 1st half" said head coach Mike Tines. Katie Jarecke led the team with 16 points and six steals.
On Friday, the Falcons hosted Wauneta-Palisade and got the win, 51-42.
Hitchcock County is now 5-6 and will travel to Dundy County Stratton on Tuesday and host Alma on Friday.
Maxwell traveled to Arapahoe on Tuesday and that was an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup. Click here to read more about that game.
On Friday, Maxwell traveled to Hershey and they tried to keep up with the Panthers as they trailed by 10 after the first quarter but then Hershey created separation and the Wildcats couldn't stay close as they lost, 64-36. Jenna Miller led the team with 10 points.
Maxwell hosted Overton on Saturday and struggled to get the ball in the basket until the fourth quarter when they put up 17 points. It was too big of a hole to climb out of as the Wildcats lost to the Eagles, 56-33.
The Wildcats are 5-6 and will travel to Maywood-Hayes Center on Tuesday, host South Loup on Friday, and travel to Cambridge on Saturday.
Maywood-Hayes Center traveled to Hi-Line on Tuesday and was able to roll to a 61-10 win over the Bulls. The Wolves came away with 33 total steals in the game. Karissa Stengel led the team with 17 points and six steals, Blayklee Farr had 13 points and five steals, and Caylie Softley had 11 points, five rebounds, and three steals.
On Friday, the Wolves hosted Paxton. That game was an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup so you can click here to read more about that game.
Maywood-Hayes Center is 11-1 on the year and will host Maxwell on Tuesday and travel to Sandhills/Thedford on Friday.
The Raiders only had one game this week and it was their first game back from the break. Medicine Valley had the 13-7 lead at the quarter and led by four at the half. It was a big 17-8 quarter from the Warriors in the third that hurt the Raiders as they lost 46-42. Stella Heapy led the team with 16 points and Sienna Houghtelling added 11 rebounds to lead the team.
Medicine Valley falls to 4-6 and will host Sandhills Valley on Tuesday, travel to Dundy County Stratton on Thursday, and host Mullen on Friday.
Paxton hosted Leyton on Tuesday and got the 52-39 win. Ella Fote led the team with 18 points and Abigale Nicholson added 10 points.
On Friday the Tigers traveled to Maywood-Hayes Center and that was an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup. To read more about that game, click here.
The Tigers are 7-4 on the year and will host Creek Valley on Thursday and Wallace on Friday.
Southern Valley hosted Bertrand on Thursday evening and that was an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup. Read more about that game here.
On Saturday, the Eagles played against Centennial in the Nebraska High School Girls Basketball Showcase held at Kearney High. The Eagles soared to a 53-43 win over Centennial. Ann Bose led the team with 19 points, six rebounds, five assists, and five steals. Adi Hunt added 18 points.
The Eagles improved to 12-1 and will host Chase County on Tuesday and Holdrege on Friday.
It was a busy week for the Roughriders as they had their first games after the moratorium. On Tuesday, they hosted Hitchcock County and got the 43-35 win after holding off a Falcon surge in the third quarter. Allison VanPelt and Kyra Nelms each had 10 points to lead the team.
On Friday, Southwest hosted Cambridge, jumped out in front, and held off a fourth-quarter comeback from the Trojans to win 35-22. Nelms led the team with 10 points.
Southwest hit the road on Saturday as they traveled to Wauenta-Palisade and got the 48-42 win over the Broncos. Nelms led the way with 10 points, eight rebounds, and five steals.
The Roughriders are 7-5 on the season and will travel to Hi-Line on Tuesday and host Bertrand on Friday.
Wallace hosted Arthur County on Friday night and it was a tight game but the Wildcats just ran out of gas as they lost 47-44. Kendyl Flaming had a team-high 19 points and six rebounds while Reagan Pelster added 10 points.
Wallace hosted Mullen on Saturday and the Wildcats got the 45-43 win over the Broncos. Flaming had 15 points and four steals while Kaley Sauser added 13 points, three rebounds, three assists, and seven steals.
Wallace is 5-7 on the season and will host South Platte on Thursday and travel to Paxton on Friday.
Wauneta-Palisade traveled to Hitchcock County on Friday and fell short, 51-42.
On Saturday, the Broncos hosted Southwest and the game went back and forth and ultimately not in their favor as they lost 48-42.
Wauneta-Palisade is now 5-5 on the season and will host Perkins County on Friday and travel to Garden County on Saturday.