Brady Johnson just wanted a second chance. The Stanton senior wasn’t especially pleased the last time he and his teammates faced Bedford. The hot-shooting Bulldogs blitzed Stanton for 45 first-half points and made 7 of 13 3-pointers in the game on their way to a 80-54 victory Feb. 12 in Bedford.

By all accounts, Bedford’s Colt Scott enjoyed an outstanding junior year of basketball, averaging 18.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 steals. But in order to elevate his game in his final prep season, coach Frank Sefrit knew Scott would have to improve in one area. He addressed that area head on.

Tom Petersen’s assessment of his team’s first half on Monday was less than glowing. “I don’t know if the basket was 15 feet high or six feet,” the Exira-EHK coach said.