Broncos, Raiders among area winners
CURTIS, Neb. -- Medicine Valley's 51-50 win over Arapahoe were among the area boys basketball games filling this first weekend of 2015.
A rundown from Friday and Saturday:
Med Valley 51,
Gage Seiler scored seven of his 11 points in the fourth quarter to help Med Valley secure a second win over Arapahoe this season.
An 18-point third quarter put the Raiders ahead as Seiler, Chase Newcomb and Joseph Chancellor hit two baskets apiece.
Spencer Watson's 14 first-half points helped Arapahoe pull ahead 21-19. Noah Koller added all 11 of his points after the break including two threes.
The Raiders (4-5 record) won 51-41 over Arapahoe during last month's Cattle Trail Tournament in McCook.
Others helping MV win the rematch were Ryan Klintworth (seven points), Zac Bailey (seven), Landon Lenz (six) and Logan Burke (five).
Gentry Anderson netted another nine points for Arapahoe (5-5) with sophomore classmate Yordi Gutierrez scoring six.
ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- The Warriors made a great recovery Saturday night thanks to four Warriors hitting double figures.
Anderson's 16 points, 15 from Koller, senior Jordan Martin's 12 and junior Jacob Pruitt tossing in 12 fueled the victory.
Pruitt buried both of his three-point attempts while also pulling down seven rebounds.
A 17-7 second quarter doomed the visiting Wolves, who slipped to 4-7 overall this season.
The Warriors shot 49 percent from two-point range.
BARTLEY, Neb. -- Senior Greg Gaston's 28 points made sure he would not need another last-second shot to win this rematch of a Cattle Trail thriller on Dec. 9.
The Wauneta-Palisade Broncos (8-2) did rally from a rough 13-6 first quarter.
They moved ahead 39-38 through three periods before finishing with an 18-7 final quarter.
Former McCook Bison Gaston hit an incredible three to beat the buzzer of that Dec. 9 contest.
Sophomore Duncan Rector delivered 12 more points while making five of 10 shots.
Classmate Dennis Kavanaugh contributed five points while Cash Yearous, Brody Nordhausen and Caid Doetker each scored four.
No Southwest individual stats were obtained.
The 'Riders (4-6 record) ran into tough competition all weekend. They lost 55-44 to Cambridge (7-3) Friday night in Bartley.
WAUNETA, Neb. -- The Broncos broke from an 11-11 deadlock, outscoring Hitchcock 20-6 and 23-8 during those two middle quarters.
Gaston's 16 points paced a balanced attack that also featured Cash Yearous (14), Rector (10) and Nordhausen (10).
The Broncos finished an impressive 20-for-35( 57 percent) from two-point range.
Senior Will Kisker's 12 points paced the Falcons. Classmate Matt Rippen added seven.
The loss snapped 5-6 Hitchcock's three-game win streak.
MAYWOOD, Neb. -- Senior Dayne Littel's 28 points powered the Maywood-Center Wolves to a 64-55 win over McPherson County Saturday night.
Classmate Tucker Hartley added 18 points for the Wolves as they captured their second win this season..
Junior Von Fritsche netted another seven and Wesley Wach tallied five points.
A 25-point fourth quarter sealed the victory. The Wolves offset 21 points from McPherson during those final eight minutes.
Maywood-Hayes Center (2-11) recovered from a 68-28 home loss to Paxton Friday night.
IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Chase County crushed Kimball, 65-33, on Saturday.