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Junior High Basketball Tournament

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The junior high boys and girls competed in the Hi-Plains League basketball championship from February 5-8. Both the A and B boys teams played well enough to qualify for the championship games that were played in Meade on Saturday the 8th. The A boys competed hard but fell short against a solid Meade team losing 36-46. The B boys played extremely well on both sides of the ball and won the league championship defeating Sublette 37-20. 

“I’m extremely proud of how both of these teams competed throughout the week and also how they represented our community in the process,” said Coach Jeff Mathias. “The boys have worked extremely hard all season and showed steady improvement throughout. The A team’s championship game loss was the first loss our program had experienced since a December 19th matchup with Stanton County. The boys took great pride in winning at every level and supported each other accordingly.” The A boys finished the season with an overall record of 11-4, B boys were 13-1 and the C boys were 8-3. 

The junior high girls A team played Sacred Heart and won 24-17. They moved on to play Lakin. It was close until four minutes was left in the fourth quarter. Lakin defeated Syracuse 42-31. 

“The girls played hard, adjusted well defensively,” said Coach Amy Norton. “You never know how a team will do playing back to back.”

Normally the girls play together, but in tournaments the teams are split. 

The B team played the Stanton County Trojans, losing 20-16. 

SPORTS

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