The Mid-Nebraska Activities Conference basketball tournament began Saturday with opening round games. On the boys side, Cody-Kilgore defeated Twin Loup and Sandhills/Thedford advanced winning over Arthur County. That sets the stage for round two of the boys tournament on Monday. Games will be played in Mullen and Arnold. Mullen is the top seed and will host Cody-Kilgore at 7 p.m. (Central) tonight. Also tonight in Mullen, Hyannis (the #4 seed) will play Brady (the #5 seed). Tip off is scheduled for 5:30 (Central). South Loup is the #2 seed in the MNAC boys tournament and will host second round games in Arnold tonight. The Bobcats will play Sandhills/Thedford at 7 p.m. Prior to that, Anselmo-Merna (the #3 seed) will play Sandhills Valley (the #6 seed) at 5:30 tonight. Tonight’s games from Arnold will be broadcast live on KBBN 95.3 FM and on kbbn.com
In the girls tournament Saturday, Brady advanced by erasing a 10 point second half deficit to come back and defeat Sandhills / Thedford while Sandhills Valley advanced to the next round by knocking off Hyannis. Round 2 of the girls tournament will be played on Tuesday.