Alma traveled to Southwest on Tuesday and it was a slow start to the game because after the first period the score remained 0-0. However, in the second-period things really got rolling. Alma trailed heading into the half, 34-21. Coming out of the half, the Cardinals took control of the game as they went on to win the game 58-52. Addison Neal and Addison Siebels lead the way with 23 points each. On Saturday, Alma hosted Red Cloud and it was all the Cardinals as they took the lead and never looked back as they won 57-45. Alma improved to 6-0 on the year and will travel to Medicine Valley on Tuesday.
Arapahoe hosted Wilcox-Hildreth on Thursday evening and just really struggled to get things rolling. The Falcons ran away with the win, 54-26. Sabrina Jacobsen led the way with 12 points. On Friday, the Warriors traveled to Southwest and fell 44-33. Berkley Warner led the way with 11 points and six rebounds. Arapahoe is 2-5 on the year and will play Northern Valley, KS on Tuesday.
Bertrand traveled to take on Hi-Line on Tuesday. It was an evenly matched game as it took an extra quarter to find a winner. The Vikings led 13-12 after the first but ended up trailing as they headed into the half, 23-21. Bertrand outscored the Bulls 10-9 in the third and 13-12 in the fourth to tie the game and force overtime. It was all Hi-Line in overtime as they outscored Bertrand 6-2 and won 50-46. On Friday, Bertrand traveled to Elm Creek where they fell to the Buffalo 40-27. Aislin Kidder led the way for the Vikings with 11 points while Addison Andersen posted eight points and grabbed eight rebounds. Bertrand is now 0-5 on the season and is off until the Elm Creek Holiday Tournament which will begin on December 29th after the NSAA Moratorium.
Cambridge traveled to Loomis on Tuesday to battle with the Wolves. Cambridge gained the lead and kept extending it throughout the game as they were able to defeat Loomis, 46-38. The Trojans hosted Cozad on Thursday evening and couldn't get into rhythm as they were only able to convert eight points in the first half. Cambridge did better in the second half but the deficit was too much as they fell to the Haymakers, 42-35. Cambridge is 4-2 on the year and will take on Ravenna on Monday as part of the Pleasanton Pre-Holiday Tournament.
Dundy County Stratton was supposed to take on Perkins County on Saturday but due to weather, that game was postponed to Monday. The Tigers remain 0-4 on the year and will host Wauneta-Palisade on Tuesday.
Hitchcock County hosted Medicine Valley on Thursday and was a battle between the two teams. The Falcons led 10-9 after the first quarter but trailed heading into the half as the Raiders outscored them 12-6 in the second quarter. As Hitchcock County came out of the half, they outscored Medicine Valley 12-4. It was a lower-scoring fourth quarter but it ended in a tie at 33 and forced an overtime period. The Falcons were outscored 4-1 giving Medicine Valley the 37-34 win. Head Coach Mike Tines had this to say, "The girls played very well and our defense kept us in the game. Medicine Valley shot 28 free throws to our 10 and offensive rebounds ended up being the difference in the game. We will have to continue to improve in all aspects of the game and keep competing every night." Reagan Hagan led the way with 19 points while Byanka Tyan had 12 rebounds on the night. On Friday evening, Rawlins County, KS came to town and lost 45-34. Hagan led the way again with 10 points. The Falcons are 1-5 on the season and will take on Southern Valley on Monday night.
Maxwell was supposed to host Brady on Tuesday but that game was canceled due to weather. The Wildcats traveled to Paxton on Friday to take on the Tigers. Maxwell led after one period of play, 9-7, but after that the game was taken over by Paxton and Maxwell lost 55-35. The Wildcats hosted North Platte St. Pat's on Saturday and fell 39-29. Maxwell is 0-5 on the year and will begin play in the Maxwell Holiday Tournament which begins on Monday.
Maywood-Hayes Center traveled to Brady on Thursday evening and absolutely dominated that match up. The Wolves led 26-0 after the first quarter and just continued to extend their lead throughout the game. They defeated the Eagles, 58-9. Karissa Stengel lead the way with 16 points and seven rebounds. Maywood-Hayes Center is now 6-0 on the season and will take on Garden County on Monday as part of the Paxton Holiday Tournament.
Medicine Valley traveled to Hitchcock County on Thursday and had a good battle with the Falcons. It took an extra period to determine a winner, but eventually, it was Medicine Valley who came away with the 37-34 win. Stella Heapy led the way with 12 points and eight rebounds while Milla Farr had 10 points and 11 rebounds. On Friday, the Raiders hosted South Loup. It was tight, but Medicine Valley won 38-33. Heapy had 24 points to lead the Raiders. They are 3-4 on the year and will take on Alma on Tuesday.
Paxton was supposed to take on Perkins County but due to weather, it was postponed to later in January. On Friday, the Tigers hosted Maxwell and won 55-35. Paxton had three Tigers in double-digits as Jacelyn Jorgensen had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Ella Fote had 17 points, and Audrey Holm had 11 points. Paxton will take on Mullen Monday evening as part of the Paxton Holiday Tournament. The Tigers are 5-0 on the year.
Southern Valley had two games this past week and they started off with a trip to Ravenna on Thursday and the Eagles lost 50-41. Ann Bose led the way with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Superior came to town on Friday evening and Southern Valley bounced back with a 62-55 win. Adi Hunt had a monster game as she posted 27 points, shooting 50% from the field, six rebounds, and three steals. Southern Valley is 5-2 on the year and is set to travel to Hitchcock County on Monday.
Southwest hosted Alma on Tuesday and while the first quarter remained knotted at zero, the Roughriders had a huge second quarter as they went into halftime with a 34-21 lead. Coming out of the half Southwest struggled as they only put up 18 points in the second half resulting in 58-52 loss. Caylin Barnett led the way with 21 points and eight rebounds. Arapahoe came to town on Friday and Southwest was able to bounce back with a 44-33 win. Barnett led the way again with 22 points and 10 rebounds. The Roughriders are 4-3 on the season and will travel to Southern Valley on Tuesday.
Wallace was supposed to take on Sutherland on Thursday but due to the weather that game was postponed. On Friday, the Wildcats traveled to Sandhills/Thedford and was defeated 45-24. Karlie Finley posted 13 points to lead the Wildcats. Wallace is 1-3 on the season and is now off until the Perkins County Holiday Tournament which will take place on December 29th after the NSAA Moratorium.
Wauneta-Palisade was supposed to travel to South Platte on Friday evening but due to the weather that game was postponed. On Saturday, Sandhills Valley came to town and the Broncos had a 66-38 victory and had two girls with double-doubles. GraCee Goings had 21 points and 14 rebounds while Peyton Cox had 19 points and 14 rebounds. They are now 4-2 on the year and will travel to Dundy County Stratton on Tuesday.