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Semifinals are set for the RPAC Girls' Basketball Tournament

Monday evening the RPAC Tournament continued and it was the quarterfinals for the girls' side. On the West, games were held in Maxwell and for the East, Bertrand was the host site. A mix of big wins and close battles took place for the right to play in the semifinals.


The first game of the day on the West side featured the consolation bracket. It was #3 Wauneta-Palisade versus #7 seeded Wallace. This game was close throughout. Late in the game though, it came down to some timely shot-making from Wallace and their ability to force turnovers.

Wallace will play #6 seeded Maxwell on Thursday in Trenton at 4:30 P.M. in the consolation bracket.

#3 seeded Wauneta-Palisade is done in the tournament.

#1 seeded Maywood-Hayes Center was in action for the first time in the tournament and they played #4 seed Dundy County Stratton. MHC won 48-30.

The game had a slow start, but it picked up as the teams found a groove.

In the second, MHC created some space and led 25-12 going into halftime. Out of the half, DCS went on a 5-0 run to make it 25-17. MHC called a timeout and regrouped and ended the quarter on a 15-3 run. They closed the game with strong play.

Caylie Softley had 13 points for the Wolves. Clara Spargo scored 13 for DCS.

#1 seeded MHC is in the semifinals and will play #2 seeded Paxton on Thursday in Trenton at 7:30 P.M.

#4 DCS will play #6 seed Hitchcock County on Thursday in Trenton at 6:00 P.M.

The final game of the night from Maxwell featured #2 seeded Paxton versus #6 seeded Hitchcock County. This one did not disappoint as Paxton won 51-47. The Tigers led 23-9 after the first half but the Falcons fought back to send it OT tied at 41-41. But, the Tigers put up 10, holding Hitchcock County to four.

Katie Jarecke had 27 to lead the Falcons. Three Tigers were in double figures: Abigail Nicholson had 12 points, Jaleigh Hanson had 11, and Leah Fote scored 10.

The #6 Falcons will play #7 Wallace on Thursday in Trenton at 4:30 P.M.

The Tigers will play #1 seed MHC on Thursday in Trenton at 7:30 P.M.


On the Eastern side, some solid basketball was played too. First, in the consolation game, Bertrand, the #7 seed played #6 seed Medicine Valley. The Vikings clawed and got the win, 44-40. Brooklyn Evans had 16 to lead Bertrand. Addison Andersen added 12 points.

Medicine Valley was led by Stella Heapy with 16 points.

Bertrand will face #5 seed Arapahoe on Thursday in Arpahaoe at 4:30 P.M. Medicine Valley is done in the tournament.

The next game featured #1 seed Alma versus #4 seed Cambridge. The Cardinals won in a nail-biter, 44-36. It was a game that had turnovers and tight defense, but eventually, Alma created enough separation to get the win.

Riley Scott and Addison Siebels each had 13 points in the game. Brylyn Springer led Cambridge with 20 points.

Cambridge will play #3 seed, Southwest on Thursday at 6:00 P.M. in Arapahoe in the consolation bracket.

Alma moves to the semifinals and will play #2 seed Southern Valley at 7:30 P.M. on Thursday in Arapahoe.

The final game of the night on Tuesday featured #2 seeded Southern Valley versus #3 seeded Southwest. Southern Valley won, 58-42. The Roughriders hung around with one of the top teams in the state and played well. Southern Valley did what they have done well all season, wear down their opponent with pressure.

Adi Hunt led Southern Valley with 18 points and Tori Bose scored 14. Annika Hunt had 13 points to lead Southwest.

The #2 seeded Eagles will play #1 seeded Alma on Thursday at 7:30 P.M. from Arapahoe. #3 seeded Southwest will battle #4 seeded Cambridge on Thursday at 6:00 P.M. in Arapahoe.

Check out the updated bracket below.


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