The Broken Bow boys basketball team picked up its 4th win of the season Thursday night winning over Valentine in the consolation bracket of the Southwest Conference boys basketball tournament. Bow led by just one (25-24) at halftime but outscored the Badgers 30-12 in the 2nd half to pull away for a 55-36 win. Broken Bow had three players finish in double figures led by Keegan Baxter who had a game high 19 points. Austin Harvey finished with 14 points and Eli Coble had 10 to help lead the Indians. The Broken Bow boys will next be in action on Tuesday when they host Lexington at the Indian gym.
The Broken Bow girls basketball team will continue its drive for five Friday night as they seek their fifth consecutive SWC tournament title. Broken Bow will take on Ainsworth in the SWC semifinals tonight at North Platte Community College. Broken Bow is 14-3 on the season and Ainsworth is 11-6. The two met back in December with Broken Bow winning 64-47. Friday’s game is scheduled to tip off at 6:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on KCNI 96.3 FM and on the web at kcni1280.com. The other girls semifinal features the #2 seed Gothenburg against the #3 seed Minden. The boys semifinals will be played Friday as well featuring the top seed Ainsworth against Minden and the #2 seed Ogallala against the #3 seed McCook.
Other scores from the SWC consolation bracket Thursday included:
Gothenburg 43, Cozad 33
McCook 53, Ogallala 45 (OT)
Valentine 54, Cozad 38