Hayes Center, Alma boys teams to play for RPAC championship

Saturday, January 26, 2008
Connie Jo Discoe/McCook Daily Gazette Hitchcock County's Austin Renfro, left, shoots over the outstretched hand of Hayes Center's Matt Gohl during the RPAC Boys Tournament Friday night at Hayes Center. Hayes Center defeated Hitchcock County 63-44 to reach the GPAC title game Saturday at Cambridsge against Alma.

SOUTHERN VALLEY/HAYES CENTER -- Alma and Hayes Center's boys basketball teams will go head to head Saturday at Cambridge for the RPAC championship.

Alma earned the move into the championships after pushing by Southern Valley 59-48 in Friday night's semifinals. Hayes Center added another win to a 14-0 season record after defeating Hitchcock County 63-44.

Hitchcock County is now 13-3.

Connie Jo Discoe/McCook Daily Gazette Wauneta-Palisade senior Taylor Dixon (13) tries to drive past Medicine Valley's Matt Zysset during a consolation round game Friday night at the RPAC Boys Tournament at Hayes Center. No score was available at press time.

Republican Valley Division

Jared Maruhn tallied 16 points for Southern Valley and Micheal Hoxmeier put in 11. Maruhn had 6 two-point shots and Hoxmeier had 2 three-pointers. Fabian Pena and Keldon Cummins were both 2 for 2 in free throws.

Arapahoe and Southwest and Bertrand and Cambridge also squared off in the RV division.

Arapahoe won over the Roughriders 59-46. Dillon Breinig led the Warriors to the win with 15 points and had 7 two-point shots. Jordan Spaulding and Adam Snyder joined in with 11 points each. Snyder also had 3 three-pointers and Zach Fogel and Dalton Hyke had 2.

Alan Haag totaled 14 points for Southwest. Andrew Ruggles and Tony Marquardt teamed up with 11 points each. Marquardt also had 3 three-point shots and Haag had 6 two-pointers.

Marquardt went 2 for 2 in free throws and Ruggles was 1 for 2.

Bertrand played a close game with Cambridge, before winning over the Trojans 55-54.

Troy Hayes summed up 15 points to lead Cambridge in scoring. Bo Cribelli added in 11 and Andrew Carpenter had 9.

Carpenter and Hayes both had 4 two-point shots and Cribelli had 3 three-pointers. Dillon Mowry was 2 for 2 in free throws and Hayes had 2 three-point shots.

Golden Plains Division

Jake Rowley scored 20 points for Hayes Center's semifinal win over the Falcons.

"Tonight was a great game for us to win because it was against a very good Hitchcock County team and it was for the GPAC Division championship," said Cardinals coach Louis Cuellar. "I am very proud of these boys tonight and excited to play for the RPAC championship."

Rowley also had 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals for the Cardinals. Justin Huss added in 15 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists and Matt Gohl had 10 points, 12 rebounds and 3 steals.

Luke Clifford had 4 rebounds and Nathan Strasburg had 2 steals.

Ryne Thompson led Hitchcock County with 13 points. Teammate Austin Renfro followed closely with 12 points and Sam Matson had 9.

Wauneta-Palisade played Medicine Valley and Maywood took on Dundy County-Stratton in the GP consolation bracket. No scores were available.

The RPAC championship and consolation games begin Saturday in Cambridge.

The girls start the day off at 3:30 with a consolation game between Arapahoe and Hitchcock County.

The boys consolation game between Hitchcock County and Southern Valley starts at 5 p.m.

The championship games begin at 6:30 with Wauneta-Palisade and Cambridge's girls. Hayes Center and Alma's boys follow at 8 p.m.,

RV Division

Alma 6 15 13 25 -- 59

Southern Valley 7 9 11 21 -- 48

Southern Valley: M. Hoxmeier 11, D. Witte 3, Z.Nielsen 5, K. Cummins 4, F. Pena 4, J. Maruhn 16.

Arapahoe 18 16 13 12 -- 59

Southwest 12 9 10 15 -- 46

Arapahoe: A. Wendland 2, D. Hyke 9, A. Snyder 11, Z. Fogel 9, D. Breinig 15, G. Schultz 2, J. Spaulding 11

Southwest: J. Daffer 8, T. Marquardt 11, A. Ruggles 11, A. Haag 14, J.Malleck 2.

Bertrand 13 14 14 14 -- 55

Cambridge 6 15 19 14 -- 54

Cambridge: B. Cribelli 11, J. Johnson 6, D. Jackson 5, A. Carpenter 9, T. Hayes 15, D. Mowry 4, P. Hilker 3, G. Petersen 1.

GP Division

Hayes Center 7 16 13 27 -- 63

Hitchcock County 11 3 10 20 -- 44

Hayes Center: J.Rowley 20, J. Huss 15, M. Gohl 10.

Hitchcock County: R. Thompson 13, A. Renfro 12, S. Matson 9.

THURSDAY

RPAC semifinals

Cambridge girls 67.

Arapahoe 41

CAMBRIDGE -- The Cambridge girls basketball team outscored Arapahoe 67-41 Thursday night to make it to the finals and an opportunity to win the in the RPAC Tournament championship game.

After getting up 11-0 in the first quarter, Cambridge withstood a strong rally as Arapahoe closed in on the Trojans during the second quarter. As the second quarter timed out, Cambridge was ahead 33-17.

Both teams played a competitive third quarter. Cambridge outscored the Warriors 15-7 in the fourth quarter.

The Trojans scoring was led by Traci Keyser with 20 points, Shelby Schultz 14 and Frankie Petersen 13. Schultz also pulled down 12 rebounds and Bailey Soucie dished out 9 assists.

Kellie Ballou added 8 points, Lynae Lytle 5, Whitney Rice 4 and Soucie 3.

"I was very pleased with 3 aspects of our game, their focus and intensity, teamwork, and defense," said Cambridge coach Andy Long.

"I also felt our kids off the bench came in and did a tremendous job tonight. Kellie Ballou hit 2 big 3 point shots in the 2nd quarter to continue the scoring run that began at the end of the first quarter.

"Arapahoe has a very good team, Cheryl Braithwait is one of the top players in this area and she did a great job last night putting up 21 points.

"Michele Borden did an excellent job handling the ball and making some good drives to the basket, scoring 14 points. She has improved steadily throughout the year."

"I am very proud of our girls for getting themselves the opportunity to play for the RPAC championship on Saturday night."

Cambridge 18 15 19 15 -- 67

Arapahoe 11 6 17 7 -- 41

Arapahoe: Cheryl Braithwait 21, Amanda Borden 11, Wendland 4, Stagemeyer 2, Polston 1, M. Breinig 1, Moore 1.

Cambridge: Traci Keyser 20, Shelby Schultz 14, Frankie Petersen 13, Ballou 8, Lytle 5, Rice 4, Soucie 3.

Oberlin girls and boys

fall to Goodland

OBERLIN -- Decatur Community's girls and boys basketball teams came up short to Goodland Friday. The girls fell to Goodland 49-36 and the boys were shy 81-54.

Heather Glodt led the Red Devils in scoring with 13 points. Jordan Dreher followed with 7 and both Adriene Pauls and Mary Olson had 6.

Jade Herl and Sammie Raymer had 15 points for Goodland and Ashley Argher had 12.

Lucas Juenemann posted 18 points for the Red Devil boys. Jacob Fortin had 9 and Toby Peters had 7 points.

Preston Deutel led Goodland's boys with 18 points and Greg Farris had 16.

Goodland girls 7 12 13 17 -- 49

Oberlin 11 8 9 8 -- 36

Oberlin: H. Glodt 13, J. Dreher 7, A. Pauls 6,M. Olson 6, A.Horton 2, L. Ream 2.

Goodland boys 19 29 13 20 -- 81

Oberlin 12 18 12 12 -- 54

Oberlin: L. Juenemann 18, T. Peters 7, J. Fortin 9, J. Ritter 1, L. Fortin 2, C. May 2, S. Stapp 4, D. Soderlund 3, C. Haas 8.

Eustis-Farnam basketball

teams squash Maxwell

EUSTIS -- Eustis-Farnam's girls and boys basketball teams came out ahead of Maxwell Friday. The Knights won the girls game 46-21. The Knight boys also won in a close 58-52 win.

Jacey Schultheiss led the Knights girls in scoring. Schultheiss had 25 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

Lindsey Ferrell added in 10 points and had 3 steals. Katie Fagot led in rebounds with 7 and had 2 steals and Taryn Pieper had 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals.

"We got off to a great start tonight, hit some easy buckets in the paint and played a pretty good first half," said Knights' girls coach Brad Dunlap.

"Our press was effective tonight, getting several steals and disrupting Maxwell's offense. Hopefully we are getting ready to play our best basketball of the season."

Drew Wetovick posted 26 points for the Knight boys win. Weston Keller added in 11 points and Alex Bellamy had 6. Wetovick also led in rebounds with 14 and Keller had 6 steals. Derek Williams had 9 rebounds and Wes Edson had 4 assists.

"This is the game we have been working toward for the past two seasons," said Knights boys coach Bobby Johnson. "We needed to slow Maxwell down and we needed to handle pressure and take care of the basketball. This was a big team win."

Eustis-Farnam girls 17 14 8 7 -- 46

Maxwell 2 12 2 5 -- 21

Eustis-Farnam: K. Fagot 6, B. Keller 2, K. Banzhaf 3, L. Ferrell 10, J. Schultheiss 25

Eustis-Farnam boys 11 17 11 19 --58

Maxwell 10 15 7 20 --52

Eustis-Farnam:D. Wetovick 26, W. Edson 2, W.Keller 11, D. Williams 5, T. Schurr 5, A. Bellamy 6, J. Bendler 1, J. Transmeier 2.

Rawlins County girls 52,

Quinter 38

ATWOOD -- Rawlins County's girls beat out Quinter 52-38 Friday.

The Buffaloes, ranked ninth in Kansas Class 2A by the Hutchinson News, improved to 10-2.

No other information was available at press time.

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