Alma Hunts the Buffaloes

On February 23, 2017 the Alma boys took on the Elm Creek Buffaloes in the D1-10 subdistrict finals. Alma came out of the gate ready to play scoring 20 points in the first quarter to Elm Creek’s 11. Alma took control the rest of the half leading 34-21. Elm Creek came out of the locker room giving the Cardinals a run for their money the second half. The Cardinals still out scored the Buffaloes 14-13 in the third. The fourth quarter brought the crowd to their feet cheering for their team. Elm Creek was not going to give up outscoring the Cardinals 25-14. With seconds winding off the clock Elm Creek’s Jaydn Ford shot a deep three to tie up the game. After the shot bounced off the rim. The crowd went wild cheering for the Cardinals after ther 62-59 victory. Eric Kovarik and David Ehrke led the team in scoring with 16 points apiece. Followed by Chase Konert with 13, Jackson McKenzie with 12, and Parker Janicek with five. The team shot 72 percent from the free throw line.The boys scored 22 out of their 62 points in the paint. With the win the Cardinals advance to the D1-5 District final in Kearney against Burwell the game will take place at Kearney High at 7:00.

 

Article By Maloree Graf

Pictures by Mrs. Schemper

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