Arickaree’s boys basketball team is falling a bit in the standings.
The Bisons entered this week 12-2 overall, but down to No. 12 in the Class 1A CHSAA Selection & Seeding Index, after a tough home loss to Idalia last Friday. They host Otis on Friday, and welcome Denver Waldorf to school Saturday afternoon.
Arickaree got a 54-32 win at Lone Star earlier last week, methodically building its lead over the first three quarters. Dillon Noletubby had 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and six steals, Jake King 14 points, five rebounds and four assists, Austin Wright 14 points and six rebounds, Nic Hermes eight points, four assists, six steals and three rebounds, Zarron Skubal one point and two rebounds, and Jorge Ramos four rebounds.
The Bison hosted a tough Idalia team, up to No. 8 in the 1A Index, last Friday and suffered a 72-64 loss. The Wolves built a 41-25 lead in the first half, then held on over the final two quarters. Wright had 18 points, four rebounds and four assists, King 15 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals, Hermes 13 points, 14 rebounds and five assists, Skubal eight points and four rebounds, Noletubby five points, four rebounds and three steals, and Ramos five points, seven steals, five rebounds and three assists.
The Otis boys basketball team is building a winning record as they enter February.
The Bulldogs have won four straight to improve to 7-4 overall, and No. 16 in the Class 1A CHSAA Selection & Seeding Index, heading into a key game at rival Arickaree on Friday. They host Hi-Plains on Saturday, then welcome neighboring rival Lone Star to the Dawg Pound on Tuesday.
Otis won 65-27 at home over Weldon Valley earlier last week, racing out to a 40-8 lead in the first half. Charlie Kendrick had 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals, Sawyer Packer 10 points, five rebounds and three steals, Gavin Price 10 points and two rebounds, Carter Wells nine points, Ethan Gardner six points and two rebounds, Emanuel Varela five points and two rebounds, Jacob Perry four points and three rebounds, Mitchell Stivers three points and two assists, Gracen Bechtle two points and two assists, Austin Hornung two points and three steals, Cambric Klinzmann two points and two rebounds, Grady Bechtle one point and three rebounds, Aiden Knudsen two rebounds, and Carter Benish one rebound.
The Bulldogs scored 50 points in the first half, and had 72 after three quarters, on their way to an 87-63 win at Briggsdale last Friday. Otis statistics were not available.
LONE STAR BOYS
Lone Star’s boys basketball team is entering the final month of the regular season with a 3-10 record and No. 41 in the Class 1A CHSAA Selection & Seeding Index.
The Longhorns have lost six straight heading into Saturday’s game at Deer Trail, and travel to neighboring rival Otis on Tuesday. They lost 54-32 at Arickaree earlier last week. Lone Star statistics are not available. They plaued Belleview Christian last Friday, losing 77-35. Statistics were not available.
Arickaree’s girls basketball team enters February with a strong path to the postseason.
The Bison entered this week 9-5 overall and No. 15 in the Class 1A CHSAA Selection & Seeding Index after splitting two games last week. They are host Otis on Friday, then welcome Denver Waldrof to school on Saturday.
Arickaree battled for a 35-30 win at Lone Star earlier last week. The Bison trailed 19-13 at halftime but held a 22-11 advantage in the second half. Janiya Smith had 16 point and two rebounds, Janice Kalcevic six points and three rebounds, Raeya Schrock five points and nine assists, Julisa Quinteros four points and four rebounds, Lilly Monat two points, 12 rebounds and six steals, and Keyli Vazquez two points and four rebounds.
The Bison hosted Idalia last Friday in a low-scoring affair, losing 27-18. Smith had six points and two rebounds, Monat five points and 11 rebounds, Schrock five points and three assists, Kalcevic two points and two rebounds, and Quinteros 11 rebounds.IRLS
LONE STAR GIRLS
The Lone Star girls basketball team enters February on the bubble for reaching the Class 1A postseason.
The Longhorns are 6-7 overall and No. 26 in the CHSAA Selection & Seeding Index. They are at Deer Trail on Saturday, and take the short trip to neighboring rival Otis on Tuesday.
Lone Star split two games last week, including a 35-30 home loss to Arickaree earlier last week. Statistics were not available.
The Longhorns played Belleview Christian last Friday, cruising to a 51-19 win after scoring 27 points in the first quarter. Statistics were not available.
The Otis High School girls basketball team has entered the last month of the regular season.
The Bulldogs are 3-8 overall a they travel to rival Arickaree on Friday, and host Hi-Plains Saturday before neighbor Lone Star comes to town on Tuesday.
Otis split two games last week, including a 55-14 win at Weldon Valley, holding the Warriors to no more than four points in a quarter. Aedyn Tribelhorn had 19 points, eight steals and six assists, Alli Hornung 12 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, Madelyn Willeke 10 points, five rebounds and four assists, Lydia Willeke 10 points and two rebounds, Hailey Juhl two points, Raya Routh two points, Kayce Perry seven rebounds and five steals, and Madison Reynolds four rebounds.
The Bulldogs played at a tough Briggsdale team on Friday, losing 59-39. They trailed 27-20 at halftime. Tribelhorn 16 points and five steals, M. Willeke 13 points and six rebounds, L. Willeke four points and three rebounds, Hornung four points, seven rebounds and three assists, K. Perry two points, six rebounds and four assists, and Layce Perry four rebounds.