The Mid Nebraska Activities Conference girls and boys basketball tournaments continue today with the boys and girls semifinals at the Indian Gym in Broken Bow. The boys semifinals will be up first beginning with South Loup vs. Anselmo-Merna tipping off at 3 p.m. Both teams enter today’s game at 10-4 on the season. South Loup defeated Sandhills/Thedford in the quarterfinals 59-45 while Anselmo-Merna advanced with a 69-40 win over Sandhills Valley in the quarters. Today’s game will be a rematch of last year’s thrilling championship game won by South Loup. The second boys semifinal will feature the top seed Mullen against the #4 seed Hyannis. Mullen is 11-4 this season and is ranked #6 this week in Class D2 by the Omaha World Herald. The Broncos defeated Cody-Kilgore in the quarterfinals 56-31. Hyannis is 10-3 and squeaked by Brady in the quarterfinals 54-52. Hyannis and Mullen met early in the season with the Broncos coming out on top 61-35.
The first of today’s girls semifinals will feature the #2 seed South Loup against the #3 seed Cody-Kilgore. South Loup defeated Brady in the quarterfinals 69-40 while Cody-Kilgore advanced with a 44-28 win over Twin Loup. South Loup is now 14-1 this season with their only loss coming to undefeated and Class D1 #1 Pleasanton. Cody Kilgore is now 9-5 this season and appear in this week’s OWH Class D2 top ten rankings at #10. The final game of today will feature the Mullen girls against Anselmo-Merna. The top seeded Lady Broncos are undefeated (15-0) and are ranked #1 in Class D2 by the Omaha World Herald while AM enters at 8-6 on the season. The two met in the opening week of the regular season with Mullen winning 56-42.
All of today’s semifinals will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and on kbbn.com. The 3rd place consolation and championship games will be played Saturday in Broken Bow.
Also today, the Broken Bow boys basketball team will play in the consolation bracket of the Southwest Conference Tournament. Bow will take on Valentine in the 7th place game at Gothenburg today. Tip off is scheduled for 5:30. The game will be broadcast on KCNI 1280 AM / 96.3 FM and kcni1280.com Other consolation games in the SWC tournament today include : Gothenburg vs Cozad (boys) ; Valentine vs McCook (girls) ; Cozad vs Minden (girls)