Ord didn’t play its best game, scoring its second-lowest total of the season, but its effort was enough to earn a place in the Lou-Platte Conference championship.

Doniphan-Trumbull quickly knocked off some rust to start the blizzard-delayed Lou-Platte Conference tournament Thursday. The seventh-seeded Cardinals scored the first eight points then pulled away from 10th-seeded Ravenna over the final three quarters for a 64-41 victory.

Wood River would rather not be learning a lesson about how to play without Nate Bahe. But with the Eagles’ leading scorer relegated to the bench due to a stress fracture in his right foot, it is a mandatory lesson. And Wood River seems to be picking things up.

Funeral services for Beranek were this morning in the Ravenna High School gymnasium. People around the community and outside of it recalled memories both on and off the court of the man who defined Ravenna boys basketball.

After 448 wins, four state titles and 25 years at the helm, Ravenna boys basketball coach Paul Beranek is finally hanging up his clipboard. The Bluejays’ general announced on Tuesday that he’ll be retiring after 31 years of coaching.

In the day’s opener Saturday at the Heartland Hoops Classic, freshman Holden Eckhout made six 3s and scored a game-high 26 points in Class D-1 No. 7 Amherst’s 80-57 win over Ravenna.

Two days after pushing Class B No. 9 Adams Central to the limit before falling by a point, Class C-2 Ravenna faced Class D-1 No.7 Amherst. That game didn’t go nearly as well for the Bluejays.

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