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Axtell’s Brennan Runge (24) goes in for an Layup as S-E-M’s Noah Bydlon (12) defends on the play during Friday Axtell defeated S-E-M 56-52.


Overton’s Rachel Ecklund scored 25 points and made six steals while leading the Eagles to a 46-28 win over Amherst.

Elm Creek’s Whitney Bauer scored 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out six assists as the Buffs beat Loomis, 47-35. Haley Stone added 12 points.

Kailey Trampe scored 16 points for Axtell and Erica Bertrand added 11, but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats lost to S-E-M, 53-45. S-E-M’s Sidney Ripp scored 15 points and Faith Hernandez chipped in 11.

Wilcox-Hildreth’s Brooke Quadhamer scored 10 points in a losing cause as Kenesaw prevailed over the Falcons, 36-27.

Ravenna won its second straight game without a double-digit scorer by beating Wood River, 52-36. Allyson Larsen and Callie Coulter led the Bluejays with nine points each.


S-E-M’s Carson Rohde led the Mustangs with 27 points and Creyton Line added 10 but the Mustangs fell short to Axtell, 56-53.

Three Axtell players scored in double figures — Tyler Danburg with 19, Brennan Runge with 17 and Zach Hinrichs with 14 — as the Wildcats edged S-E-M, 56-63.

Dylan Richman and Nick Saiz scored 18 points each for Lexington, but Adams Central rallied in the fourth quarter for a 57-51 victory.

Trey Mieth scored 13 points and Jake Jarzynka chipped in 11 to lead Ravenna to a 56-35 win over Wood River.