Raiders, Tigers rip through Trail rivals
McCOOK, Neb. — Medicine Valley showed it was ready for Friday night basketball bright lights with the 51-36 Cattle Trail semifinal win over Wauneta-Palisade.
The Broncos (4-1) were blazing into this contest but ran into a Raider team that permitted only 14 first-half points.
Duncan Rector’s 10 points paced the Broncos on a night where they shot just 24 percent against that tough Med Valley defense.
Arapahoe and Dundy County-Stratton were two other unbeaten teams battling for Cattle Trail supremacy.
On Friday, the Tigers prevailed 54-49 behind senior Phalen Sanford’s 20 points and another 13 from sophomore sparkplug Lane Shillington.
Shillington shot three-for-four from beyond the arc.
Junior Jacob Pruitt’s feisty 15 points paced the Warriors (4-1) and senoir Spencer Watson talled 10.The Warriors dropped this game but rebounded for a terrific 45-44 win over Wauneta-Palisade in Saturday’s consolation finale.