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2018-02-19T08:07



Overton takes down Gibbon 


Overton faced Gibbon in their regular season finale and won by a final score of 64-55. Gibbon led 17-15 after the first quarter. In the second period, Overton was able to take the lead entering halftime with the score at 29-26. In the third quarter, it was tight but Overton advanced their lead to 46-42. In the final quarter, Overton outscored Gibbon 18-13 to secure the win. Braden Kizer had 23 points to lead the Eagles. Overton will play either Ansley-Litchfield or Pleasanton on Tuesday for subdistricts.


Eagles fall in subdistrict play 


Overton began play in the D1-10 subdistrict play and they started with a win over Ansley-Litchfield 37-32. Overton had a lead of 30-18 entering the fourth quarter, but the Spartans scored 14 points, but Overton was able to hold them off for the win. Overton then faced 22-1 Pleasanton and lost 46-32. Pleasanton led 12-7 after the first quarter. Overton cut into the lead a little in the second period by outscoring Pleasanton 8-7 and at halftime, it was 19-15 in favor of Pleasanton. In the second half, Pleasanton took over by outscoring Overton 27-17. Overton finishes the season at 18-5.
2018-02-19T05:55



Minden falls in a nail-biter 


Minden faced off against a very good Broken Bow squad and they fell 53-52 in double overtime. Entering the first overtime, the score was knotted at 39. In the first overtime period, each team scored eight points. In the second overtime period, Broken Bow scored six points while holding Minden to five. Minden is 9-11 and will face Gibbon this week in subdistrict play.

Minden finishes season at 8-14 


Minden's girl's basketball team faced Kearney Catholic to begin subdistrict play and it was the stars who won 51-31. Minden fell behind in the first half as the score read 26-10 at the intermission. In the second half, Kearney Catholic outscored Minden 25-21. Minden finishes the season at 8-14.
2018-02-19T05:42



Dusters fall in two more games 


Holdrege had two games last week and they fell in each contest. Holdrege first fell to York by a final score of 68-35. York outscored Holdrege 30-16 in the first half, then 38-19 in the second half. Holdrege then faced another tough opponent as they lost to Aurora 77-56. Aurora outscored Holdrege in each quarter by an average of about five points per quarter. Holdrege will face Lexington on Monday for subdistrict play. That game can be heard on 880 KRVN at 5:50 pm.


Holdrege ends season at 5-17 


Holdrege began subdistrict play last week and they fell in their lone game. McCook was able to beat Holdrege by a final score of 49-36. McCook outscored Holdrege in the first half 27-15. In the second half, it was closer, but McCook was able to maintain their lead by outscoring Lexington 22-21. Cassidy Connell had 10 points for Holdrege. They finish the season at 5-17.

2018-02-19T05:28



Elwood falls to Elm Creek



Elm Creek faced Elwood on Friday night and it was all Buffaloes as they won 80-32. Elm Creek jumped out to a 26-11 lead in the first quarter. Elm Creek didn't let up in the next three periods as they outscored the Pirates 54-21. Aaron Clouse had nine points to lead Elwood. The Pirates will face Eustis-Farnam Monday in subdistrict play.


 Pirates finish the season at 12-12 

Elwood's girl's basketball team faced Wilcox-Hildreth last week in subdistrict play. The Falcons beat the Pirates 46-43. Elwood trailed 35-25 entering the final quarter, but the Pirates made things interesting by outscoring the Falcons 18-11, but that wasn't enough to complete the comeback. Elwood was led by 15 points from Tiffany Dickau. Elwood finishes the season at 12-12. 


2018-02-19T05:18



Eagles soar over Wildcats


Axtell faced Southern Valley last week and it was the Eagles who won 82-45. The Eagles had a 39-24 first half to start strong. Southern Valley then outscored Axtell 43-21. Tyler Danburg had 13 points for Axtell. The Wildcats will begin subdistrict play this week against Wilcox-Hildreth.


Lady Wildcats advance to district final


Axtell began postseason play this past week and the Wildcats were able to advance to the district final.  Axtell had a narrow lead of 20-16 at halftime. In the third quarter, Loomis cut into the lead and after the third period, the score was 31-28. In the final quarter, Axtell outscored Loomis 13-8 to win the game. Emme Nickel had 15 points for Axtell. Axtell then took down Wilcox-Hildreth 48-39. Axtell had a narrow lead of 27-24 entering the fourth quarter. In that final period, Axtell outscored the Falcons 21-15. Axtell will face Red Cloud on Friday for the right to play in Lincoln.
2018-02-19T05:01



Cozad falls to McCook


Cozad faced McCook last week in their regular season finale and the Bison won 60-43. McCook had a 16-13 lead entering the second quarter, and in that second period, McCook extended their lead making it 33-26 at halftime. In the second half, McCook outscored Cozad 27-17. Cozad will either face Ogallala or Gothenburg this week in subdistricts.



Lady Haymakers fall in subdistricts 


Cozad faced Ogallala in subdistrict play and they fell to the Indians. Ogallala trailed 37-35 entering the fourth quarter. In the final period, Ogallala outscored Cozad 13-11 to send it to overtime tied at 48. In the overtime period, Ogallala outscored Cozad 6-5 to win the game. Sadie Rush had 20 points to lead Cozad. Cozad finishes the year at 6-17.
2018-02-19T04:35



Gothenburg falls to Ogallala in regular season finale 


Gothenburg faced Ogallala last week in their regular-season finale and they fell 58-57. Gothenburg had a 46-40 lead heading into the final quarter, but Ogallala outscored the Swedes 18-11 to capture the win. AJ Whiting and Bennett Folkers had 15 points for Gothenburg. The Swedes will get another crack at the Indians in subdistricts this week.


Swedes fall in subdistrict final 


Gothenburg's girl's basketball team began subdistrict play last week and they won their first game and fell in the second game. It was a #2 seed versus a #3 seed matchup between Gothenburg and Chase County on Tuesday night. The two squads were battling it out to see who would face Hershey in the girls C1-11 subdistrict championship on Thursday. It was the Swedes who were able to advance as they beat the Longhorns 43-37.Gothenburg led 10-7 after the first quarter but in the second period, it was Chase County who took over by scoring 11 points to Gothenburg’s seven and the halftime score was 18-17 in favor of the Longhorns.The third quarter was a struggle offensively for each team. Gothenburg scored six points while holding Chase County to five. Entering the final quarter the score was 23-23.  In the fourth quarter, the offenses picked up as Gothenburg scored 20 points while holding Chase County to 14. Gothenburg was led by Gracie Stienike’s 11 points. Chase County was paced by Ragan Nickless. Chase County finishes the season at 12-11. Gracie Stienike’s 29 game-high points, weren’t enough as the Hershey Panthers knocked out Gothenburg in the C1-11 Subdistrict final 55-40 on Thursday night at North Platte High School.Hershey was the top-seed in the subdistrict, coming in with an 18-4 record, after a win over Ogallala, they were looking to avenge an early December loss to Gothenburg. The Swedes earned the No. 3 seed and made it to the finals by beating Chase County. The Panthers jumped out to an early lead and never relinquished it. Gothenburg would fight back, getting to within two in the first quarter and one in the second half. However, every Swede run was matched by Hershey. Hershey was led by Ashley Hassett who finished with 24 points. Gothenburg finishes the season with 12-11 record. 
2018-02-19T04:09



Bertrand falls to Cambridge 


Bertrand had their regular season finale last week and they fell to Cambridge 62-34. Cambridge started strong as they outscored Bertrand 34-10 in the first half. In the second half, Cambridge outscored Bertrand by a narrow margin, 28-24. Bertrand is now 7-12 and will face Hitchcock County in subdistrict play this week.


Lady Vikings fall to Alma


Bertrand began subdistrict play last week and they lost 44-35. Alma led 15-7 in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Alma had a narrow lead at the end of the period of 22-18. In the third quarter, Alma outscored Bertrand 11-5 and led 33-23 entering the final quarter. In the final period, Bertrand outscored Alma 12-11 but couldn't get any closer. Bertrand finishes the season at 9-11.
2018-02-19T03:56



Arapahoe falls in regular season finale 


Arapahoe faced Alma this past week and they lost 63-56. Arapahoe had a big lead at halftime as the score read 34-24. In the second half, it was all Alma as they outscored Arapahoe 39-22. Spencer Watson led Arapahoe with 13 points. Arapahoe is now 17-6 and will either play Bertrand or Arapahoe in the D1-11 subdistrict.


Arapahoe girls finish the season with subdistrict loss 


Arapahoe's girl's basketball team began subdistrict play last week and they won their first contests but fell in their other game. Arapahoe first took down Medicine Valley 37-28. Arapahoe started strong in the first half as they led 21-11. In the third quarter, Medicine Valley made a push and entering the fourth quarter it was 28-23 in favor of Arapahoe. In the final period, Arapahoe outscored Medicine Valley 9-5. Alayna Whipple had 15 points for Arapahoe. Arapahoe then fell to Hitchcock County by a final score of 63-44. The Falcons outscored Arapahoe by at least four points each quarter. Terri Hilker had 18 points for Arapahoe. The Warriors finish the season at 3-20.
2018-02-19T03:46



Knights fall to the Raiders 


Eustis-Farnam faced Medicine Valley last week. The Knights couldn't keep up with the Raiders as they fell 61-26. Eustis-Farnam is now 1-19 and will face Elwood this week to begin subdistrict play. The Knights fell to the Pirates earlier in the season 64-53.


Eustis-Farnam falls to Loomis


Eustis-Farnam's girl's basketball team began subdistrict play last week and fell to Loomis 76-30.  Loomis jumped out to a 41-18 lead in the first half. The wolves kept things rolling by outscoring Eustis-Farnam 35-12 in the second half. Samantha Jack led Eustis-Farnam with 11 points. The Knights finish the season at 0-21. 
2018-02-19T03:40



SEM falls to South Loup 


SEM had their regular season finale last week and they lost to South Loup 67-27. South Loup had a strong first half by outscoring SEM 38-14. In the second half, SEM couldn't keep up as they were outscored 29-13. SEM is now 4-14 and will face Anselmo-Merna this week in subdistrict play.

SEM girls fall in subdistrict play 


SEM began postseason action last week and they beat their first opponent but fell in the second game. SEM first took down Elba 61-12. The Mustangs outscored Elba by an average of about 12 points per quarter. Sara Ripp had 16 points for SEM. SEM then fell to Riverside 59-28. SEM got in trouble right away as they fell behind 21-4 in the first quarter. In the next three periods, SEM was outscored 38-24. Joscelyn Soncksen had nine points for the Mustangs. SEM finishes the year at 4-16.
2018-02-19T03:24



Minutemaids fall to Hastings to end the season 


The top-seeded Hastings Tigers advanced past Lexington on Monday night 37-28 in the first round of the Girls B-7 Subdistrict Basketball tournament. The Tigers led from start to finish after racing out to a 9-2 first quarter lead. Despite their offensive issues, Lexington managed to hang around as they held Hastings without a field goal in the second quarter and trailed 18-8 at the half. In the second half, Lexington could never get closer than six points. Lexington was led by Maddi Sutton who scored nine points, Courtney Hanson had eight, while Blake Edeal chipped in with seven. Julia Reimer and Abby Dewitt led Hastings with ten points apiece. Lexington ends the year at 3-20. 
2018-02-19T03:18



Southern Valley wins regular season finale 


Southern Valley faced Axtell last week and they were able to come away with a win. Southern Valley took down the Wildcats 82-45. The Eagles had a 39-24 first half to start strong. Southern Valley then outscored Axtell 43-21. Brody Yant had 21 points to lead Southern Valley. Southern Valley is now 5-16 and will face DCS in the C2-10 subdistricts.


Eagles can't keep up with the Trojans 


Southern Valley's girl's basketball team faced Cambridge in the C2-10 subdistrict. Southern Valley fell to the Trojans by a final score of 46-35. Cambridge began the game with a 14-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second period, Cambridge pushed their lead to 20-15 at halftime. In the second half, Cambridge outscored Southern Valley 26-20 to secure the win. Cassi Bose had 17 points for Southern Valley. The Eagles finish the year at 46-35.
2018-02-19T03:08



Loomis moves onto 17-5 


Loomis had their regular-season finale last week against Maxwell and the Wolves came away with a win. Loomis took down Maxwell by a final score of 68-30. Loomis is 17-5 and will face either Elwood or Eustis-Farnam in the D2-8 subdistrict.


Loomis falls in subdistricts 


Loomis's girl's basketball team began postseason play last week and they won the first contest but fell in the second. Loomis first took down Eustis-Farnam by a final score of 76-30. Loomis jumped out to a 41-18 lead in the first half. The wolves kept things rolling by outscoring Eustis-Farnam 35-12 in the second half. Loomis then fell to Axtell 44-36. Axtell had a narrow lead of 20-16 at halftime. In the third quarter, Loomis cut into the lead and after the third period, the score was 31-28. In the final quarter, Axtell outscored Loomis 13-8 to win the game. Loomis was led by 15 points from Alexis Billeter. Loomis finishes the season at 9-13.
2018-02-18T09:53



Alma beats Arapahoe 


Alma faced off against Arapahoe this past week and they won 63-56. Arapahoe had a big lead at halftime as the score read 34-24. In the second half, it was all Alma as they outscored Arapahoe 39-22. Alma is now 12-10 and will face Medicine Valley this week to begin subdistrict play.

Alma falls in subdistrict play 


Alma's girl's basketball team began subdistrict play this past week and they won one game and fell in the other. Alma first beat Bertrand by a final score of 44-35. Alma led 15-7 in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Alma had a narrow lead at the end of the period of 22-18. In the third quarter, Alma outscored Bertrand 11-5 and led 33-23 entering the final quarter. In the final period, Bertrand outscored Alma 12-11 but couldn't get any closer. Abby Cervera had 18 points for Alma. Alma then fell to Hitchcock County. The Falcons outscored the Cardinals 37-13 in the second and third quarter and that was the difference in the ball game. Alma finishes the season at 9-15. 
2018-02-18T09:34



Elm Creek takes down Elwood


Elm Creek faced Elwood on Friday night and it was all Buffaloes as they won 80-32. Elm Creek jumped out to a 26-11 lead in the first quarter. Elm Creek didn't let up in the next three periods as they outscored the Pirates 54-21. Jaydn Ford had 18 points for Elm Creek. Elm Creek will face Twin Loup on Tuesday to begin subdistrict play.


Lady Buffaloes end season at 17-6 


Elm Creek began subdistrict plat last week and they began with a win over Twin Loup 63-41. Elm Creek started very strong by leading 26-8 at the end of the first quarter. In the second period it was closer, but Elm Creek entered halftime with a 37-14 lead. In the second half, Elm Creek outscored Twin Loup 26-24. Alli Bauer led Elm Creek with 19 points. Elm Creek then faced Pleasanton and fell 51-49. Elm Creek entered the fourth quarter with a lead of 39-36. It was a 15-10 scoring fourth quarter in favor of Pleasanton as they were able to take the lead and win. Claire Cornell led Elm Creek with 25 points. Elm Creek finishes the season at 17-6.
2018-02-12T09:48



Overton wins two more games


Overton had two contests last week and they were able to win each game. Overton first took down SEM 71-51. Overton led 19-9 after the first quarter. Overton expanded their lead on the next three quarters by outscoring the Mustangs 52-42. Morgan Wallace led Overton with 30 points. Overton then beat Wilcox-Hildreth 69-65 in overtime. The two teams were tied at 56 at the end of regulation so the team went to overtime. Overton outscored the Falcons 13-9 to win the game. Morgan Wallace had a big game recording 44 points for the Eagles. Overton is now 18-4 and will face Gibbon this week.


Eagles win a pair of games


Overton's girl's basketball team had two games this past week and they were able to win each game. Overton first took down SEM 73-32. Overton outscored SEM by an average of about 10 points per quarter. The Eagles were led by Sidney Enochs' 21 points. Overton kept things rolling as they took down Wilcox-Hildreth by a final score of 55-36. The Eagles will enter postseason play of 17-4 and will face Ansley-Litchfield on Tuesday.
2018-02-12T09:35



Holdrege splits a pair of contests 


Holdrege had two games last week and they lost the first game but one the second one. Holdrege began the week with a loss over Central City with the final score reading 57-42. The Dusters were able to bounce back and beat St. Paul by a final score of 62-58. Holdrege is 7-10 and will face York and Aurora this week.


Holdrege wins two games 


Holdrege's girl's basketball team had two games last week and they won each game. The Dusters began with a win over Central City with the final score at 64-58. Holdrege then beat St. Paul 39-26. The Dusters are 5-16 and they will face McCook in the B-7 subdistricts on Monday.
2018-02-12T09:25



Minden wins two more 


Minden had a pair of games last week and they won each contest. Minden first took down Wood River 55-44. Minden and Wood River were all tied up at 12 at the end of the first quarter. Entering halftime,, Minden was able to take the lead and the score was 23-19. In the second half, Minden kept up their strong offense by outscoring Wood River 32-25. Minden then beat Gibbon 57-39. Minden had a narrow lead of 8-6 at the end of the first quarter. In the next three quarters, Minden outscored Gibbon 49-33. Minden will look to improve their 9-10 record this week against Broken Bow.


Whippets drop two games 


Minden's girl's basketball team had two contests last week and they lost both games. Minden first fell to Wood River 44-24. Minden was outscored by an average of five points per quarter by the Eagles. Minden then fell to Gibbon by a final score of 49-38. Gibbon staked out a large lead at halftime of 30-16. In the second half, Minden outscored the Buffaloes 22-19, but that wasn't enough to complete the comeback. Minden will begin conference play on Tuesday against Kearney Catholic.
2018-02-11T07:40




Axtell takes down Elwood, then falls to Southwest 


Axtell had two games this past week and they split the contests. Axtell first took down Elwood 59-54. Axtell led at halftime by a score of 33-23. In the second half, Elwood made things interesting by outscoring the Wildcats 31-26, but they couldn't complete the comeback. Creighton Kring had 20 points for Axtell. Axtell then fell to Southwest by a final score of 54-30. Axtell just couldn't keep up as Southwest outscored the Wildcats in each quarter by an average of six points per quarter. Ryan Hubbard had 14 points for Axtell. Axtell is now 6-15 and will face Southern Valley. Elwood is 3-18 and will play Elm Creek this week.


Axtell falls to Elwood 


Axtell's girl's basketball team and Elwood's girl's basketball team faced off last week and it was Elwood who won by a final score of 61-53. At halftime, the score was 33-30 in favor of the Pirates. In the second half, Elwood boosted their lead by outscoring the Wildcats 28-23. Elwood will face Wilcox-Hildreth on Tuesday for subdistricts.  Axtell is the #1 seed in the D2-8 subdistrict so they will play either Loomis or Eustis-Farnam on Tuesday.


2018-02-11T07:15



Cozad splits contests


Cozad had two games this past week and they went 1-1. Cozad first took down Gibbon by a final score of 63-47. Cozad had a nice lead of 35-22 heading into halftime. Cozad kept the lead throughout the game by outscoring the Buffaloes 28-25 in the second half. Dillon Geiser had 24 points for the Haymakers. Cozad then fell to Broken Bow 58-46. The Indians maintained an eight-point lead after the first quarter and after that, they never let up. Cozad is 17-4 and will face McCook this week.


Haymakers win two games 


Cozad'sgirl's faced Gibbon and Broken Bow this week and they were able to win each contest. Cozad first took down Gibbon 59-54. The teams went into overtime tied at 45. Cozad outscored the Buffaloes 14-9 en route to their win. Sadie Rush had 22 points to lead Cozad. Cozad then beat Broken Bow 39-37. The Haymakers had a 29-24 lead entering the fourth period and it was Broken Bow who made things interesting by outscoring Cozad 14-10 but Cozad hung on for the win. Cozad will now set their sights on postseason play as they will face Ogallala on Monday.
2018-02-11T06:58



Gothenburg takes down Ogallala 


Gothenburg's girl's basketball team had one game last week and they were able to come away with a win over Ogallala 48-44. Ogallala had a nice lead at halftime of 25-17. But a third quarter in which Gothenburg scored 23 points while holding Ogallala to 16, made it 41-40 entering the final stanza. Gothenburg outscored Indians 8-3 to win the game. Gothenburg moves to 11-10 and will face Chase County to begin subdistrict play.
2018-02-11T06:47



Bertrand drops two contests


Bertrand had two games last week and they fell in each of the games. Bertrand first fell to Arapahoe 58-51. The Warriors used a steady dose of offense and defense as they led 28-20 at halftime, and then they were only outscored by one point, 28-27 in the second quarter. Bertrand was led by 15 points from Austin Long. Bertrand then fell to a very good Kenesaw team 62-41. Bertrand trailed 30-23 at halftime, but in the second half, the Blue Devils outscored Bertrand 32-18. Bertrand is now 7-11 and will face Cambridge this week.


Lady Vikings get two wins


Bertrand faced two opponents last week and they won each game. Bertrand first ook down Arapahoe 50-38. Arapahoe led 16-8 after the first quarter, but after that, Bertrand took over and outscored the Warriors 42-22 in the next three quarters. Bertrand then took down Kenesaw 50-33. Bertrand had a very solid first half scoring 29 points while holding the Blue Devils to 14 points. In the second half, it was closer, but Bertrand was able to maintain their lead by outscoring Kenesaw 21-19. Bertrand is now 9-10 and will face Bertrand to begin subdistrict play.
2018-02-11T05:58



Warriors pick up a pair of wins 


Arapahoe had two games this past week and they were able to win each contest. Arapahoe first took down Cambridge 55-48. The Warriors used a steady dose of offense and defense as they led 28-20 at halftime, and then they were only outscored by one point, 28-27 in the second quarter. Yordi Gutierrez had 13 points for the Warriors. Arapahoe then beat Bertrand 58-51. The Vikings made a comeback bid in the final period outscoring Arapahoe 13-11, but they were unable to complete it as Arapahoe buckled down on defense towards the end of the contest. Jacob Pruitt led Arapahoe with 16 points. Arapahoe is now 17-5 and will face Alma this week.


Lady Warriors drop two more games


Arapahoe had two games this past week and they fell in each game. the Lady Warriors first fell to their rival Cambridge by a final score of 50-25. Cambridge outscored Arapahoe 44-17 in the first three periods, but in the final quarter, Arapahoe did outscore Cambridge 8-6. Terri Hilker led Arapahoe with 10 points. Arapahoe then fell to Bertrand 50-38. Arapahoe led 16-8 after the first quarter, but after that, Bertrand took over and outscored the Warriors 42-22 in the next three quarters. Alayna Whipple had 14 points for the Warriors. They will face Medicine Valley Monday to begin subdistrict play.
2018-02-11T05:40



Eustis-Farnam falls to South Loup 


Eustis-Farnam faced South Loup this past week it didn't go the way the Knights would have liked it too. The final score of the ball game was 64-24. The Bobcats outscored Eustis-Farnam in each quarter by an average of 10 points per quarter. The Knights are now 1-18 and will face Medicine Valley this week.


Lady Knights fall to South Loup 


Eustis-Farnam had one game last week. The Lady Knights took on South Loup and they lost by a final score of 66-14. The Bobcats outscored Eustis-Farnam by at least 10 points in each quarter. Sammy Jack led Eustis-Farnam with eight points. The Knights will look to get their first win of the season in subdistricts against Loomis on Monday.