Alma earned the top seed in the D1-10 subdistrict and hosting rights. They began play on Tuesday as they took on #4 seeded Axtell. The Cardinals defeated the Wildcats, 47-32 and were led by Miley Whitney with 21 points and six steals while Addison Neal added 13 points, seven steals, and five blocks. Alma advanced to take on #2 seeded Arapahoe on Thursday and defeated the Warriors 51-46 to advance to the D1-6 District Final. Alma earned the #6 seed and will host #11 Sumner-Eddyville-Miller on Friday at 6:30 P.M. The Cardinals are now 17-3 on the season.
Arapahoe was the #2 seed in the D1-10 subdistrict in Alma. They took on #3 Elm Creek and escaped with a narrow victory of 48-44. Emerson Swanson led the way with 18 points and seven rebounds while Sabrina Jacobsen added 12 points and 10 rebounds. They advanced to take on #1 Alma on Thursday. The Warriors battled hard but ended their season with a 51-46 loss. Berkley Warner lead the way with 16 points and six rebounds while Jacobsen added 11 points and eight rebounds. Arapahoe finished the year with a record of 13-11.
Bertrand was the #3 seed in the D2-8 subdistrict and took on #2 Overton in Wilcox-Hildreth on Tuesday. The Vikings were defeated 70-32 to end the season with a 2-17 record. Addison Andersen led the way with eight points.
Cambridge earned the #2 seed in the D1-11 subdistrict where they faced #3 Sandhills Valley on Tuesday in Hayes Center. The Trojans dominated the game with a 73-34 victory. Breelle Miller lead the way with 20 points while Brylyn Springer added 16 points and Jalen Kent had 10 points. They advanced to take on #1 seeded Maywood-Hayes Center on Thursday. It was a heartbreaker as the Trojans fell, 55-51 to end their season with a 12-11 record.
Dundy County Stratton earned the #4 seed in the D2-9 subdistrict where they battled with #5 Wallace at Wauneta-Palisade on Monday. The Tigers fell to the Wildcats, 35-27 and ended their season with a 5-17 record.
Hitchcock County was the #3 seed in the D2-9 subdistrict in Wauneta-Palisade where they took on #2 seeded Medicine Valley on Tuesday. The Falcons hung tough but was defeated in overtime, 53-44. Byanka Tyan led the way with 19 points and 15 rebounds while Raegan Hagan added 13 points. Hitchcock County ended their season with a 5-17 record.
Maxwell was the #5 seed in the D1-11 sub-district in Hayes Center where they battled #4 seeded Hi-Line on Monday. The Wildcats held on for a 43-41 victory. Jocelyn Cheek paced them with 21 points and 10 rebounds and Kristyn Cheek added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Maxwell advanced to Tuesday's game where they played #1 seeded Maywood-Hayes Center. The Wildcats lost to the Wolves, 72-33 while Jocelyn Cheek lead the way with 15 points and 11 rebounds. They finish their season with a 3-20 record.
Maywood-Hayes Center was the #1 seed for the D1-11 subdistrict and earned the hosting rights. They began the tournament with a 72-33 win over Maxwell on Tuesday. Olivia Hansen led the way with 19 points, Kiley Hejtmanek had 16 points and eight rebounds while Ashlin Broz also added 16 points. On Thursday, the Wolves battled #2 Cambridge. It was a much tighter battle, but Maywood-Hayes Center was able to defeat the Trojans, 55-51. Broz led the way with 19 points and six steals while Hansen added 12 points and eight steals and Karissa Stengel added 12 points for the Wolves. They advance to the D1-8 District Final where they earned the #8 seed and will battle #9 Elgin Public/Pope John on Friday at 6:00 P.M. at Kearney Catholic. Maywood-Hayes Center improves to 23-1 on the season.
Medicine Valley earned the #2 seed in the D2-9 subdistrict held at Wauneta-Palisade. The Raiders got the overtime win over Hitchcock County on Tuesday with a final score of 53-44. Stella Heapy had 27 points and five rebounds while Remmi Stout added 10 points and 10 rebounds. They advanced to take on #1 seeded Wauneta-Palisade on Thursday where they defeated the Broncos, 56-51. Heapy paced the way with 24 points and seven rebounds while Kylie Rose added 13 points and five rebounds. The Raiders advanced to the D2-2 District Final where they are the #15 seed and will travel to Shelton to take on the #2 seeded Bulldogs at 7:00 P.M. Medicine Valley improves to a 13-9 record.
Paxton was the #1 seed in the D2-10 subdistrict and was the host site. They opened the tournament with #4 Creek Valley and defeated the Storm, 60-31. Jacelyn Jorgensen led the way with 19 points and eight rebounds. They then took on #2 seeded Arthur County on Thursday and had a big, 42-24 win. Ella Fote led the way with 17 points. The Tigers advanced to the D2-3 District Final where they will take on #3 seeded St. Mary's in Broken Bow at 6:00 P.M. They improve to 15-6 on the season.
Southern Valley hosted the C2-11 subdistrict where they earned the #1 seed. They started the tournament with a 54-30 victory over South Loup. Ann Bose paced the way with 26 points and eight rebounds. They were supposed to take on #2 North Platte St. Pat's on Thursday but weather forced that game to take place on Friday. The Eagles defeated the Irish, 64-33. Southern Valley advanced to the C2-6 District Final against #11 Archbishop Bergan on Friday in Aurora at 7:00 P.M. The Eagles improved to 20-3 on the year.
Southwest was the #3 seed in the C2-11 subdistrict held in Southern Valley. They battled #2 North Platte St. Pat's. They fell to the Irish, 46-37. Caylin Barnett had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead the Roughriders. Southwest finished their season with a 14-7 record.
Wallace was the #5 seed in the D2-9 subdistrict held in Wauneta-Palisade. They were able to defeat #4 seeded Dundy County Stratton on Monday. Karlie Finley lead the way with 11 points. The Wildcats advanced to take on #1 seeded Wauneta-Palisade on Tuesday. The Broncos defeated Wallace, 55-43. Finley paced the Wildcats with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Wallace finished the season with a 7-13 record.
Wauneta-Palisade was the #1 seed in the D2-9 subdistrict and was able to host. They began with #5 seeded Wallace and defeated the Wildcats, 55-43. The Broncos were led by GraCee Goings with 15 points, Peyton Cox with 14 points and 11 rebounds, Cali Cox with 13 points, and Chloe Steno with 11 points and 11 rebounds. They advanced to take on #2 seeded Medicine Valley where they fell 56-51. Goings led the way with 16 points and seven rebounds while Steno posted 13 points and 13 rebounds. Wauneta-Palisade finished the year with a 13-10 record.