Trojans, Falcons among area teams to triumph
The Cambridge Trojans are now 8-1 and started 2017 with a big win which also begins today's weekend recap of area girls basketball games.
BARTLEY, Neb. -- Tenacious Cambridge defense allowed more than four points in only one quarter of a 53-17 win over Southwest Friday evening.
The Trojans built leads of 18-4 through one quarter and 29-6 by halftime.
After permitting nine points in the third, Cambridge allowed only one fourth-quarter basket.
Meanwhile, senior Alea Shaner hit six of her eight shots and scored 15 points to lead the offense.
Freshman Korynn Clason worked inside for another 14 points while senior Marlana Kent, Haley Farr and Baylee Miller added four points each.
Southwest sophomore Nicole Dewey did shoot 80 percent (four for five) and netted nine points.
Dewey pulled down a team-high eight rebounds while Bailee Springer blocked five Trojan shots.
Bailee Springer added four points with juniors Destiny Ebert and Ashley Kragelund tossing in two points apiece.
The Roughriders (3-7) are set for a rescheduled home game tonight against **Arapahoe.
for wild win
WAUNETA, Neb. -- An amazing 23-10 fourth quarter sent Hitchcock County's Falcons soaring past Wauneta-Palisade again, 45-43, Friday evening.
The Falcons (5-6) won a last-second thriller against those same Broncos during last month's Cattle Trail Tournament.
Balanced attacking was the formula to take this rematch as freshman Reagan Wheeler joined sophomore Kyleigh Scott as leading Falcon scorers with nine points each.
Sophomore Allison Hoyt and junior Jasmine Youngquist both sent eight points through the nets. Hitchcock kept attacking despite hitting only 15 of 66 shots (23 percent).
Seniors Aubrey Wagner and Brooke Scott tamed to score another 10 Falcon points.
Wagner also corraled eight rebounds and blocked two Bronco shots.
No Wauneta-Palisade stats were obtained.
The Broncos (6-4) did recover for a 44-25 win over Southwest Saturday night in Bartley.
A 13-0 shutout in the first eight minutes started this win.
Undefeated Dundy County (11-0) will take on the Hitchcock County Falcons at Trenton tonight.
Wolves win big
MAYWOOD, Neb. -- With 24 points from junior Sydney Mullen-Shaw, the Maywood-Hayes Center Wolves dominated throughout their 56-35 win over McPherson County Saturday night.
The Wolves (5-6 record) took a 19-6 lead, saw McPherson make a mini-rally, then finished 15-4 during their fourth quarter.
Junior Rebel Sjeklocha netted another nine points for MH-C and freshman Avery Johnson added eight.
Freshmen Jaycee Lapp (six) and Maci Sorge (four) stepped up to deliver 10 points.
Mullen-Shaw's performance featured four-for-eight shooting from beyond the three-point arc.
She also took down 11 rebounds while Sorge grabbed 10.
CURTIS, Neb. -- Senior Korinne Hansen worked open all Friday night with seven-for-11 shooting and 18 points leading Medicine Valley's 44-40 victory over Arapahoe.
The Raiders (2-7 record) didn't like charity, hitting only 10 of 33 free throws.
However, senior Rylie Brown hit three of six shots for seven points and junior Hope Stone matched that 50 percent shooting (six points).
Junior Mari Farr finished with four points.
It was enough to fight off the Warriors despite junior Nevada Gardner's game-high 15 points (seven of 14 from the floor).
Senior Brielle Weverka buried two of her three trifectas, but Arapahoe (1-9) couldn't overcome just 11 points before halftime.
The Warriors ran into high-powered Loomis and dropped a 72-39 contest on Saturday.
Junior Alayna Whipple and sophomore Mariah Watson tallied 10 points apiece to lead Arapahoe.
S.V. Eagles win
BERTRAND, Neb. -- Southern Valley won a 45-44 overtime game against the Bertrand Vikings Friday evening.
No individual stats were obtained about the Eagles, who are 6-5 this season.
They led 14-8 through one quarter, fell behind by one entering the fourth quarter but rallied to win.
Southern Valley dropped a 60-47 contest at Holdrege Saturday.
IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Chase County's 27-5 first quarter led to a 71-22 trouncing of Kimball Saturday evening.
Freshman Mallie McNair's 13 points led the 7-4 Longhorns who featured 15 players hitting shots.
Senior Talyn McNair sent nine points through the nets with senior Molly Luhrs and juniro Andrea Page adding eight apiece.
Senior Katelyn Wheeler and sophomore Taylor Williams both scored six.
Junior Ragan Nickless and sophomore Allison Owings each added four points. Overall, Chase County shot 52 percent.
The Longhorns never lost their intensity, holding Kimball to six points or less in every quarter.
OBERLIN, Kan. -- Trego County rallied from 12 points down at halftime to defeat Decatur County, Kan., by a 55-46 final count Saturday.
The Red Devils featured 27 points from freshmen Anna Carter (14) and Alyssa Van Vlett (13).
Junior Brittany Wesley tossed in 10 more points.
Freshman Aidel Redell's 18 points powered the Trego comeback.
HOXIE, Kan. -- Senior Abigail Horton's 12 points led Rawlins County, but a tough Wallace County team that beat McCook earlier this season won 53-35 Friday evening.
Watch for more results on Wednesday.