Cattle Trail Tournament semifinals, finals on tap

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Steve Kodad/McCook Gazette Jaden Ragsdale (41, left) of Dundy County-Stratton blocks this shot attempt by Aubrey Wagner (12) of Hitchcock County in first-round girls play Dec. 10 in the Cattle Trail Invite at McCook. The DCS girls won, 69-21. (Reprints available at McCookGazette.com)

One day down, two to go.

The annual Cattle Trail Invitational high school basketball tournament opened Tuesday, Dec. 10, with eight games at two sites in McCook. The tournament resumes Friday, Dec. 13, with girls and boys consolation and championship semifinal contests.

Tournament action kicks off Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the McCook Senior High and Junior High gyms. The two consolation semifinal games in both girls and boys divisions will be played at the Junior High gym, while the girls and boys championship bracket semifinals are set for the Senior High gym (see tournament schedule below).

Steve Kodad/McCook Gazette Brennan Koller (22) of Arapahoe and Andrew Conway (14) of Southwest battle for a rebound during first-round boys action at the Cattle Trail Invitational Dec. 10 at McCook. Arapahoe downed the Roughriders, 77-40. (Reprints available at McCookGazette.com)

Eight more games are on tap Saturday, Dec. 14, to determine final standings in both divisions. The tournament will conclude Saturday evening with championship finals in both girls and boys divisions.

The tournament features eight Gazette area girls and boys squads, including Arapahoe, Dundy County-Stratton, Hayes Center, Hitchcock County, Maywood, Medicine Valley, Southwest and Decatur Community of Oberlin, Kan.

2013 CATTLE TRAIL INVITATIONAL

Steve Kodad/McCook Gazette Hitchcock County's Alex Whipps (24) tries to power his way to the basket against defensive pressure from Maywood's Jace Walther (50) in a boys first-round Cattle Trail Invitational contest at McCook Dec. 10. The Falcons topped the Tigers, 54-17. (Reprints available at McCookGazette.com)

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Tuesday, Friday & Saturday, Dec. 10, 13 &14 at McCook

All Start Times Central Standard Time (All Times Approximate)

GIRLS DIVISION

Tuesday, Dec. 10 First-Round Results

Southwest 44, Maywood 22

Hayes Center 43, Decatur Community (Oberlin, Kan.) 41

Dundy County-Stratton 69, Hitchcock County 21

Arapahoe 66, Medicine Valley 24

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Friday, Dec. 13 Games

Consolation Bracket Semifinals

At McCook Junior High gym

Medicine Valley vs. Maywood, 3:30 p.m.

Hitchcock County vs. Decatur Community, 6:30 p.m.

Championship Bracket Semifinals

At McCook Senior High gym

Arapahoe vs. Southwest, 3:30 p.m.

Dundy County-Stratton vs. Hayes Center, 6:30 p.m.

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Saturday, Dec. 14 Finals

Seventh Place

At McCook Junior High gym

Consolation Semifinal losers, 1 p.m.

Fifth Place

At McCook Senior High gym

Consolation Semifinal winners, 1 p.m.

Third Place

At McCook Junior High gym

Championship Semifinal losers, 4 p.m.

First Place

At McCook Senior High gym

Championship Semifinal winners, 5:30 p.m.

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BOYS DIVISION

Tuesday, Dec. 10 First-Round Results

Decatur Community (Oberlin, Kan.) 79, Dundy County-Stratton 72 (2 OT)

Hayes Center 43, Medicine Valley 38

Arapahoe 77, Southwest 40

Hitchcock County 54, Maywood 17

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Friday, Dec. 13 Games

Consolation Bracket Semifinals

At McCook Junior High gym

Southwest vs. Dundy County-Stratton, 5 p.m.

Maywood vs. Medicine Valley, 8 p.m.

Championship Bracket Semifinals

At McCook Senior High gym

Arapahoe vs. Decatur Community, 5 p.m.

Hitchcock County vs. Hayes Center, 8 p.m.

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Saturday, Dec. 14 Finals

Seventh Place

At McCook Junior High gym

Consolation Semifinal losers, 2:30 p.m.

Fifth Place

At McCook Senior High gym

Consolation Semifinal winners, 2:30 p.m.

Third Place

At McCook Senior High gym

Championship Semifinal losers, 4 p.m.

First Place

At McCook Senior High gym

Championship Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

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