Thomas Ragland made six 3-pointers and scored 22 points as Nebraska City Lourdes defeated Paxton 63-57.
The World-Herald's Stu Pospisil put together capsules previewing the upcoming boys state basketball tournament.
Besides coaching the Paxton girls basketball team, the lifetime Keith County resident, who died Friday at Great Plains Health in North Platte, was also a dad, a brother, a rancher, a regional college rodeo champion, a county board member, a volunteer youth sports coach, a quiz bowl moderator and a volunteer with organizations throughout the communities of Paxton and Ogallala.
Mullen advanced past Paxton with a 45-42 win on Thursday in the D2-10 Sub-District Final, after a wild final quarter at St. Pat’s in North Platte.
For three quarters, Paxton boxed in St. Pat’s. Less than 15 seconds into the final frame, Gary White III hit his only 3-pointer, extending Paxton’s box-and-one defense and helping lift the Irish to a 47-37 victory on Tuesday.
Ryan Mckeeman ran for three touchdowns, had two receiving touchdowns and returned a fumble for a touchdown in Maxwell’s 94-23 win over Paxton on Friday.
A 3-pointer from the left baseline by junior guard Yovan Perez Thursday gave No. 10-ranked Minatare a 53-52 victory over Paxton in the first round of the Class D-2 boys state basketball tournament at Lincoln Northeast.
Cody Blackwell sunk two clutch free throws with 7 seconds remaining to ice a 47-44 win for Paxton over Mullen in the championship game of the Paxton Holiday Tournament.
The Brady girls basketball team used tough defense to get past Paxton 43-25, while the Paxton boys got the better of Brady, winning 48-37 on Friday night.
Something has to give in Brady tonight. Two 2-0 teams in Paxton and Brady meet in the nightcap of a boys-girls doubleheader.
Before the Tigers’ first match of the Subdistrict D2-9 Tournament on Monday, Paxton head coach Jody Rhodes told his team that points would have to be earned. And earn them the Tigers did in a three-set sweep of No. 4-seeded Arthur County (15-10) in Sutherland on Monday.
The Paxton Tigers scored three touchdowns in the last two minutes and 16 seconds of the first half to go up 40-12 at the break.