PANHANDLE, MAC TOURNAMENTS PROGRESS

Posted 2 years ago

By John Axtell

     The Panhandle and Minuteman Athletic Conferences are having their tournaments this week.  with play-in games. In the Panhandle Conference play-in games last night…both featuring Edgemont against Hay Springs…it was Edgemont coming out on top in both…taking the girl’s contest 32-31 and the boys 43-32.

The Panhandle Conference tournament semifinals are Friday and the finals on Saturday, both at Crawford High School.

Friday’s schedule starts with the Crawford-Edgemont girls at 2:00, followed by the Sioux County-Edgemont boys at 3:45, the Sioux County girls against Hemingford at 5:30, and finally the second boys game at 7:15, Hemingford versus Crawford.

Saturday’s time schedule will be the same, with the girls 3rd-place game at 2:00, boys 3rd-place at 3:45, girls championship at 5:30, and boys championship at 7:15.

The MAC tournament had first round games at the homes of the higher seeds, with the semifinals and finals moving to Sidney Middle School. The semifinals are Thursday…alternating girls and boys action…with the finals on Saturday.

For the girls semifinals, Creek Valley…which beat South Platte 56-32..will play top-seeded Potter-Dix…which had a bye…at 3:00….while at 6:30, Garden County…a 42-15 winner over Banner County…will play #2 seed Leyton…an even easier 50-9 victor against Minatare.

The first boys semifinal game is at 4:45, matching #1 seed Leyton and Potter-Dix…a first-round 64-53 overtime winner against Garden County. The second semifinal offers Creek Valley…who topped Banner County 38-30…versus Minatare…an easy 67-38 winner over South Platte.

Saturday’s schedule has the girl’s 3rd place game at 3:00, followed by the boys 3rd-place game at 4:45, the girls championship game at 6:30, and the boys title game at 8:00.