Wauneta-Palisade teams roll

Monday, December 18, 2006
Grant Strunk/McCook Daily Gazette Wauneta-Palisade's Russell Ridlen goes up for a shot against Hayes Center Saturday. Ridlen scored 31 points in the Broncos 96-45 win.

WAUNETA -- Wauneta-Palisade showed Hayes Center what the top-ranked boys basketball team in Nebraska Class D-1 looked like Saturday night beating the Cardinals 96-45.

Russell Ridlen lit up the board with a game-high 31 points.

Marc Klima added 21, Andrew Isom 15 and Taylor Dixon 11.

Brian Christner led the Cardinals with 12 points, Levi Tyan scored 10.

"I am very pleased with the way we competed tonight," said Hayes Center coach Louis Cuellar.

"We knew that Wauneta-Palisade was a good team with a lot of experience and they definitely showed it tonight. We competed all game but just made too many mistakes that Wauneta-Palisade converted to points.

"Wauneta-Palisade showed why they are the No. 1 team in Class D1 tonight. We will rebound and grow from this game and be ready for Tuesday's game."

Wauneta-Palisade will play in the Cambridge tournament tonight.

Hayes Center will host Maxwell Tuesday.

W-P (5-0)38162715--96
Hayes Center (3-3)918810--45

Wauneta-Palisade: R. Ridlen 31, Klima 21, Isom 15, Dixon 11, Crowell 4, D. Gardner 4, T. Ridlen 3, Flaig 3, M. Gardner 2, Strand 2.

Hayes Center: Christner 12, L. Tyan 10, Strasburg 7, L. Clifford 7, Rowley 4, T. Clifford 3, Messersmith 2.



girls 45,


Center 37

WAUNETA -- The Wauneta-Palisade girls posted a 45-37 victory over Hayes Center Saturday night.

"If the girls would come out and play the whole game the way they played the second half, a lot of our game would turn out to our favor," said Hayes Center coach Krystal Sauser.

"The girls showed good hustle and were able to out score Wauneta in the second half. We need to work on coming out and playing hard all four quarters of the game."

Gina Geier led the Broncos with 19 points.

Rebecca Gigax socred 12 for the Cardinals.

W-P (4-1)10131210--45
Hayes Center (2-4)74620--37

Wauneta-Palisade: Geier 19, Ellicott 8, Flaig7.

Hayes Center: Gigax 12, Lapp 8, Steele 8.


girls 61,


County 46

IMPERIAL -- Southwest girls outscored Chase County 61-46 Saturday.

"We played our best game of the year," said Southwest coach Dennis Troester.

Chelsey Quigley led the Roughriders with 20 points, Lisa Lord added 17 points and snagged 9 rebounds. Megan Dolan scored 14.

RyAnn Spady put 20 points on the board and Celeste Pankonin had 11.

Southwest will play in the Perkins County Tournament Dec. 29-30.

Chase County will go to the Minden Tournament Dec. 28-29.

Southwest (6-2)13161220--61
Chase County (3-3)6161410--46

Southwest: Quigley 20, Lord 17, Dolan 14, McConville 3, Weaver 2, Daffer 2, Coolidge 1.

Chase County: Spady 20, Pankonin 11, Grow 5, Strand 4, Russell 2, Regier 2, Paisley 2.



boys 65,


Valley 32

TRENTON -- Hitchcock County improved its record 7-0 beating Medicine Valley 65-32 Saturday.

Hitchcock County's Austin Renfro led all scores with 12 points.

Ben Wolfe scored 9 for Medicine Valley.

Hitchcock County will compete in the Cambridge Tournament tonight and Tuesday.

Medicine Valley travels to Wallace Tuesday.

Hitch County (7-0)16152014--65
Medicine Valley (1-5)59108--32

Hitchcock County: Renfro 12, D. Matson 9, John Thompson 8, Kershaw 8, T. Riggs 8, Paprocki 7, O. Riggs 4, Scott 3, S. Matson 2, Jordan Kershaw 2, Wright 2.



boys 58,

Cozad 38

COZAD -- Southern Valley put the Cozad Haymakers away 58-38 Saturday.

Jared Maruhn led the Eagles with 18 points, Taylor Lueking had 11 and Brock Einspahr added 10.

Justin Standage scored 11 points for the Haymakers. Jason Luong had 9.

Southern Valley will play in the Cambridge Tournament tonight and Tuesday.

Southern Valley (5-1)9181219--58
Cozad (1-5)612137--38

Southern Valley: Maruhn 18, Lueking 11, Einspahr 10, Matt Hoxmeier 6, Bergen 4, Fults 3, Michael Hoxmeier 2, Cummins 2 Witte 1.

Cozad: Standage 11, Luong 9, Henry 6, Crick 4, Poore 4.


girls 43,


Valley 32

COZAD -- The Cozad girls handed Southern Valley its first loss of the season 43-32 Saturday.

Nutt led the Haymakers with 17 points, Francasto had 10.

Ashley Strickland scored 16 for the Eagles.

Cozad (3-2)7111015--43
Southern Valley (5-1)2101010--32

Cozad: Nutt, 17, Francasto 10, Clark 7, Tapinka 4, Hallgan 3, Terry 2.

Southern Valley: Strickland 16, Murdoch 8, Siebels 3, Brooks 2, Harvie 2, Gustafson 1.

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