RPAC teams closed out the first half of their season as they headed into the 5-day NSAA Moratorium that runs December 23rd-December 27th. Some teams participated in some holiday tournaments and others had regular games. Check out the results from last week in the blog below.
Alma traveled to Superior on Tuesday. The Cardinals trailed 17-9 after the first quarter but were able to make adjustments after the break and defeat the Wildcats, 58-42. Riley Scott scored 20 points, Tierston Moore scored 12 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and four steals, and Addison Siebels scored 10 points.
On Thursday, Alma hosted Medicine Valley and that was an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup. You can read more about that game by clicking here.
The Cardinals are 8-1 on the season and will come out of the break and travel to Franklin on January 4th and host Axtell on January 6th.
Arapahoe had one game this week as they traveled to Almena-Northern Valley, KS on Tuesday. The first quarter was slow going for both teams and then Arapahoe started to warm up and create some separation as they outscored the Huskies 14-8 in the second quarter. That run was enough to help the Warriors hold off the Huskies' run in the second half as Arapahoe won 43-41. Sage Larson led the team with 12 points and Berkley Warner had eight points, eight rebounds, three assists, and six steals.
Arapahoe is 4-4 on the season and is off until they host the Arapahoe Holiday Tournament on the 28th and 29th.
The Vikings didn't have any games this past week. They remain at 2-3 and will resume action during the Elm Creek Holiday Tournament on the 28th and 29th. They will begin the tournament against Arcadia-Loup City.
Cambridge played in the Pleasanton Holiday Tournament on Monday and Tuesday. They opened the tournament with Anselmo-Merna. It was tied at 13 after the first quarter and the Trojans trailed 29-26 at the half. It was the huge third quarter that created the separation as they outscored the Coyotes 18-4. Cambridge came away with the 61-45 win. Brylyn Springer led the team with 16 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals, and two blocks. Erin Johnson added 10 points and nine rebounds and Bailee Ahlemeyer had 10 points as well.
In the Championship game, Cambridge faced Pleasanton. Cambridge took the early lead and kept the cruise control on as they got the 48-43 win.
Cambridge is now 6-2 on the season and is off until they host Maywood-Hayes Center on the 29th and travel to Paxton on the 30th.
Dundy County Stratton
Dundy County Stratton had one game last week as they traveled to Wauneta-Palisade. This game was one of our RPAC Rundown Featured Matchups and you can read more about that game here.
The Tigers are 1-6 on the season and will play in the Axtell Holiday tournament on the 29th and 30th.
It was a road game for the Falcons this week as they headed to Southern Valley on Monday. Hitchcock County struggled to keep up with the high-scoring offense of the Eagles as they lost, 52-19. Raegan Hagan led the team with six points.
The Falcons 2-5 and are off until the Brady Holiday Tournament on the 29th and 30th. They will play Brady on to begin the tournament.
Maxwell hosted a Holiday Tournament on Monday and Tuesday last week and they started with South Loup on Monday. It was tight through three quarters before Maxwell was able to go on a 14-7 run in the final quarter to seal the win with a score of 35-24. Jocelyn Cheek posted 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks.
In the championship game against Brady, the Wildcats lost 43-38.
Maxwell heads into the break at 4-4 and is off until they travel to Arapahoe on January 2nd, Hershey on January 5th, and host Overton on January 6th.
Maywood-Hayes Center played in the Paxton Holiday Tournament on Tuesday and Thursday last week. On Tuesday, they began the tournament with Garden County and the Wolves were able to run away with a 50-23 win. MHC accumulated 36 steals in the game with Reagan Stengel leading the team with nine steals. Karissa Stengel led the team with 16 points and eight steals while Caylie Softley added 12 points and eight steals.
In the championship game against Paxton, it was a close game in the first half as Maywood-Hayes Center only led 15-14. It was halftime adjustments that sent the Wolves on a 13-6 run in the third quarter to help secure the 46-32 win.
The Wolves are 9-0 on the season and are off until they travel to Cambridge on the 29th.
Medicine Valley had a pair of games this week on Monday and on Thursday.
On Monday, the Raiders hosted Wallace and that was one of our RPAC Rundown Featured Matchups. You can read more about that game by clicking here.
On Thursday, Medicine Valley traveled to take on Alma and that game was also an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup. You can read more on that game here.
Medicine Valley is now 4-5 on the season and is off until they travel to Arapahoe on January 5th.
Paxton hosted a Holiday Tournament on Tuesday and Thursday last week. They started with Mullen and were able to get the 34-22 win over the Broncos. Jacelyn Jorgensen tallied 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals for the Tigers.
They advanced to the championship game where they faced Maywood-Hayes Center. The Tigers hung with the Wolves as they only trailed by one point as they went into the locker rooms but MHC was too much in the second half as they defeated Paxton, 46-23. Jorgensen had eight points to lead the team.
Paxton is 6-2 on the season and is off until they host Cambridge on December 30th.
Southern Valley hosted Hitchcock County on Monday and jumped out to the early 20-4 lead after the first quarter. They kept their foot on the gas and cruised to the 52-19 victory. The Eagled wreaked havoc as they forced 15 steals and had 21 deflections in the game. Tori Bose led the team with 16 points and eight rebounds, Adi Hunt had 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and six steals, and Ann Bose had 10 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, and four steals.
On Tuesday, the Eagles traveled to Southwest to take on the Roughriders. They had consistent quarters that led them to the 44-27 win. Their high-pressure defense caused them to come up with 17 steals as a team. A. Bose had 28 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and six steals.
Southern Valley is now 8-1 on the season and is off until the Arapahoe Holiday Tournament on December 28th and 29th.
Southwest hosted Southern Valley on Tuesday and they struggled to get much past the high-pressure defense of the Eagles. The Roughriders came up short and lost 44-27. Payton Truksa led the way with 13 points.
On Thursday, the Roughriders headed to Franklin and they had a nice bounce-back win as they dominated the Flyers, 42-12. Southwest forced 34 turnovers and 26 of those were steals. Truksa led the way with 13 points. Bryn Lampe and Anastasia Gallegos each came up with six steals.
Southwest is 4-5 on the year and is off until January 2nd when they host Hitchcock County, January 5th against Cambridge, and then January 6th when they travel to Wauneta-Palisade.
Wallace traveled to Medicine Valley on Monday and that game was an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup. You can read more about that game by clicking here.
The Wildcats then took part in the Perkins County Booster Club Holiday Tournament on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, they played South Platte and got the 40-37 win. Kendyl Flaming led the way with 15 points.
In the championship game against Perkins County, the Wildcats came up short, 55-42. Flaming led the Wildcats again with 12 points.
Wallace is 3-5 on the season and is off until they play in the Arapahoe Holiday Tournament on December 28th and 29th.
Wauneta-Palisade hosted Dundy County Stratton on Tuesday last week and that was their only game before the break. That game was an RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup. You can read more about that game by clicking here.
The Broncos are now 5-3 on the season and are off until January 5th when they travel to Hitchcock County and January 6th when they host Southwest.