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By LuAnn Schindler

Bobcat boys third at NVC tourney


February 9, 2023

Jody Schindler | SAM

Consolation champs • The Summerland Bobcats finished third in the Niobrara Valley Conference Tournament, Saturday, with a 51-42 win over Stuart. Team members include (front row, l-r): Matthew Potter, Dylan Barlow, Jaykwon Petite, Kellen Mlnarik; (second row, l-r): Kevin Lopez, Parker Napier, Preston Hoke, Sam Cheatum, Aidan McCallister; (third row, l-r): Coach Ed Johnson, Joe Ahlers, Michael Koenig, Alec Schindler, Carter Bergman, Barrett Stearns, Christian Behnk, Coach Brett Kaczor; (back row, l-r): Coach Jacob Birch and Ryan Rifer.

Summerland boys' basketball team finished third in the Niobrara Valley Conference Tournament, downing Stuart, 51-42, Saturday, at Niobrara.

"I thought our guys handled themselves really well for a busy, tough week," said Coach Brett Kaczor. "The conference is so balanced and we knew we would be in for a battle every game. Our goal was to be playing on Saturday in the last game and even though we fell short of playing the nightcap, we still got ourselves to Saturday, which is a major confidence boost."

The road to championship Saturday began Tuesday, when the Bobcats held off a hungry St. Ma...

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