Alma traveled to Elm Creek last Tuesday to take on the Buffalo. The Cardinals took the lead and never looked back although Elm Creek tried to make things interesting and hung right with them. Alma remained in control and won the game 58-53. Addison Neal led the way with 23 points. Alma hosted Wilcox-Hildreth on Friday night and while the Falcons took the lead after the first quarter, 19-17, the Cardinals turned it on and managed the game to an eventual victory of 59-50. Addison Siebels led the way with 21 points. Alma is now 4-0 on the year and will travel to Southwest on Tuesday.
Arapahoe took part in the Cattle Trail Tournament this past week. They started games on Tuesday and were assigned Medicine Valley. It took a while for Arapahoe to get going as they scored two points in the first quarter and seven in the second quarter bringing the halftime score to the Raiders 21-9. Out of the half the Warriors made adjustments but the deficit was just too much to overcome as they fell to Medicine Valley 47-35. Sabrina Jacobsen and Berkley Warner led the way with 13 points each. Arapahoe then took on Dundy County Stratton on Friday and they were able to run away with a 51-28 victory. Emerson Swanson and Warner led the way with 13 points each. On Saturday, the Warriors took on Decatur Community, KS, and fell 41-22. Jacobsen led the way with eight points. Arapahoe is now 2-3 on the year and looks to host Wilcox-Hildreth on Thursday.
Bertrand was supposed to take on Shelton on Thursday but due to the weather, that game was postponed. On Saturday, Loomis traveled to Bertrand to take on the Vikings. It was a battle back and forth. Bertrand led 9-8 after the first quarter and then Loomis went on a run to take the lead going into the half, 19-16. Loomis then extended their lead to 29-22 heading into the final quarter. The Vikings outscored the Wolves 13-7 in the final quarter but ultimately came just short and lost to Loomis 36-35. Aislin Kidder led the way for the Vikings with nine points while Emma Brown posted eight points and nine rebounds, two blocks, and two steals. Bertrand is 0-3 on the year and will travel to Hi-Line on Tuesday to take on the Bulls.
Cambridge traveled to Southern Valley last Tuesday and the Trojans weren't able to get things going as the Eagles ran away with the game, 54-29. On Friday, the Trojans took on South Loup on their home court. It took three overtime periods but the Trojans got the 62-54 victory over the Bobcats. As a team, the Trojans totaled 38 rebounds and had a field goal percentage of 44% and they shot 39% from the charity stripe. Cambridge moves to 3-1 on the season and will travel to Loomis on Tuesday.
Dundy County Stratton participated in the Cattle Trail Tournament this past week and began the tournament with Maywood-Hayes Center on Tuesday. After a scoreless first quarter for the Tigers, they got things going a bit but it wasn't enough as they fell to the Wolves 65-30. Dundy County Stratton was off until Friday when they took on Arapahoe. They had a great first quarter where they jumped to a 14-11 lead but then the Warriors were too much and the Tigers fell 51-28. On Saturday, the Tigers took on Hitchcock County for the final round of the tournament. Dundy County Stratton fell to the Falcons 35-16. The Tigers are 0-4 on the year and will travel to Rawlins County, KS on Tuesday.
Hitchcock County took part in the Cattle Trail Tournament last week and was assigned Southwest on Tuesday for their opening round. The Falcons fell 46-18 to the Roughriders. Riley Hagan led the way with five points. On Friday, they took on Decatur Community, KS. The Falcons just got better as the game went on, but it wasn't enough as they fell to the Red Devils, 41-29. Katie Jarecke led the way with 10 points. Saturday was the final day of the tournament and Hitchcock County took on Dundy County Stratton. The Falcons jumped to a 13-4 lead and never looked back as they were able to win the game 35-16. Raegan Hagan led the way with eight points. Head Coach Mike Tines had this to say about their win, "This was a good win for our girls. We hit some early shots and our defense played very well. We limited our turnovers and the girls were very selfless with the ball tonight." Hitchcock County is 1-3 on the year and will host Medicine Valley on Thursday.
Maxwell traveled to take on Hi-Line this past Tuesday. The Wildcats trailed the Bulls 15-14 after the first quarter but outscored them 12-9 in the second quarter to take the lead going into half, 26-24. Maxwell only scored seven total points in the second half and they lost the game, 53-33. Jenna Miller led the way with 10 points for the Wildcats. Maxwell is 0-3 on the year and will host Brady on Tuesday.
Maywood-Hayes Center took part in the Cattle Trail Tournament this last week and in their opening round they were assigned Dundy County Stratton. The Wolves defeated the Tigers, 65-30 and were led by Olivia Hansen with 14 points. On Friday they took on Medicine Valley and defeated the Raiders, 59-30. Ashlin Broz led the Wolves with 20 points while shooting 60% from the three point line. It was Maywood-Hayes Center and Southwest in the championship game of the Cattle Trail Tournament on Saturday. After a dominating first half leading 38-16, the Wolves fell into a bit of a slump during the second half only scoring eight points but had established enough of a lead that they were able to hold off the Roughriders to win the tournament, 48-35. Hansen led the way with 18 points. The Wolves are 5-0 on the year and will host Sandhills Valley on Tuesday.
Medicine Valley participated in the Cattle Trail Tournament last week. In their opening game against Arapahoe on Tuesday, they were able to hold onto their lead to win the game 47-35. Stella Heapy posted 14 points in that game. In their 59-30 loss to Maywood-Hayes Center on Friday evening, it was Heapy who led the way with 13 points. On Saturday, the Raiders were assigned Wauneta-Palisade and had a slow start as they fell behind 21-7 after the first quarter. Medicine Valley had a better second quarter as they outscored the Broncos 12-5 to cut their deficit to 26-19 heading into the half. Both teams were scoring in the second half as they both posted 11 points in the third quarter but the Broncos were too much for the Raiders as Medicine Valley fell 53-41. Heapy posted 24 points. Medicine Valley is 1-4 on the season and will travel to Hitchcock County on Thursday.
Paxton traveled to Brady last Friday and outscored them 9-1 in the first quarter. The Tigers didn't slow down as they were able to win the game 34-27. Ella Fote led the way with 10 points. On Saturday, Paxton traveled to Potter-Dix. After the first quarter, it was tied 10-10 and in the second quarter, Paxton outscored Potter-Dix 11-4. Paxton just kept extending their lead and eventually winning the game 52-31. Jacelyn Jorgensen led the way with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and four steals. Paxton is 4-0 and will host Perkins County on Tuesday.
Southern Valley hosted Cambridge on Tuesday this past week. The Eagles got the lead and never looked back as they defeated the Trojans 54-29. They shot 38.2% from the field and were led by Ann Bose with 19 points but it was pretty balanced scoring as Brynn Baily posted 17 points and Tori Bose posted 14 points. Southern Valley traveled to Overton on Saturday and it was an even battle but the Eagles prevailed winning 45-36. Ann Bose led the way with 16 points while Brecklyn Hammond posted 11 points. Southern Valley is 3-1 on the season and will travel to Ravenna on Thursday.
Southwest took part in the Cattle Trail Tournament this past week. Southwest was assigned Hitchcock County on Tuesday and jumped out to a lead and never relinquished control of the game. The Roughriders won 46-18. Caylin Barnett posted 15 points to lead the way. On Friday, Southwest took on Wauneta-Palisade. Southwest jumped to a 14-4 lead after the first quarter but it was in the second quarter when the Roughriders took control as they outscored the Broncos 45-16. Both teams were slow coming out of the half as neither team scored in the third quarter. Wauneta-Palisade outscored the Roughriders 11-7 in the fourth but the lead was too much as Southwest secured the 66-31 victory. Bailey Truksa led the way with 22 points. On Saturday, Southwest took on Maywood-Hayes Center in the championship game. The Roughriders fell 48-35 to the Wolves. Barnett led the way with 12 points. Southwest is 3-2 on the year and will host Alma on Tuesday.
Wallace hosted Hyannis on Saturday last week. Wallace led the entire game as they held the lead 25-13 at the half and continued to extend the lead as they were able to post a 44-28 victory. Kendyl Flaming posted 15 points while Reagan Pelster posted 13 points. The Wildcats are 1-2 on the season and travel to Sutherland on Thursday.
Wauneta-Palisade participated in the Cattle Trail Tournament this last week and started the tournament on Tuesday against Decatur Community, KS. It was a tight first half as the teams were tied 12-12 after the first and both teams posted 7 points in the second quarter to remain tied 19-19 heading into the half. The Broncos extended their lead to win 46-38. In the next round against Southwest on Friday, the Roughriders were too much as the Broncos fell 66-31. On Saturday, Wauneta-Palisade took on Medicine Valley and won 53-41. The Broncos are 3-2 on the season and will travel to South Platte on Friday.