Best of area boys' hoops in 2017-18
Nebraska boys’ high school basketball concluded for Gazette-area teams 2017-18 Tuesday evening.
Here’s a rundown of the best records and wins:
Arapahoe (18-7). A 55-48 home win over Cambridge on Feb. 6, avenging the Warriors’ three-point RPAC semifinal defeat less than two weeks earlier.
Cambridge (18-8). Without a doubt, the historic RPAC tourney title capped by giving Paxton its only defeat in 23 games this season, 45-41, on Jan. 26.
Dundy-County Stratton (16-7). Another Cattle Trail tournament title run featuring wins over Arapahoe and subdistrict champ Medicine Valley. There was also a 73-70 overtime home win against Cambridge and 58-57 vs. Southwest.
Wauneta-Palisade (15-8). The high-scoring Broncos did their best with an 82-79 win against DC-S on Feb. 16. They overcame a 30-point Tiger fourth quarter by putting 28 on their scoreboard.
Medicine Valley (13-9). The Raiders remained strong following their state semifinal football playoff run. Their best win also arrived late, a 67-48 subdistrict finals win over Arapahoe. They avenged an earlier 19-point defeat.
Chase County (11-12). Quite a turnaround considering the Longhorns started 1-8. They surged to an SPVA tournament title with wins over Sutherland, Bridgeport and 43-41 over North Platte St. Patrick’s on Jan. 20.
McCook (11-13). The Bison stunned 17-6 Cozad with their 17-point win, 60-43, on Cozad’s home floor Feb. 15.
They also avenged a 36-point loss to Hastings, winning 60-58 at McCook on Jan. 12.