Weekend basketball tournament updates
Wilson’s Brady Mermis (14) pulls down a rebound Jan. 20 in Lincoln.
‘Cats take second at Cardinal Winter Jam
HOISINGTON — The Ellsworth Bearcats placed second Saturday at the Cardinal Winter Jam, suffering a 63-51 loss to top-ranked 1A Division I Otis-Bison.
The Lady ‘Cats placed third, defeating LaCrosse 48-36.
Northern Plains League tournament
LINCOLN — The ninth-ranked 1A Division II Wilson Dragons placed fifth in the tough Northern Plains tournament with a 46-42 win over a good Pike Valley squad in Lincoln.
The Lady Dragons blitzed Lincoln, 52-21, Saturday to win fifth place.
Mid-Winter Classic tournament
ST. JOHN — The Central Plains Oilers placed fourth in the Mid-Winter Classic tournament, suffering a 52-45 loss to 4A Division II Pratt in the third place game.
Read about these games and the Bearcat grapplers at Hays in the Jan. 26 edition of the I-R.