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Chadron Boys & Girls Split On Day One Of WCT

The Chadron High girls and boys basketball teams had split results on the first day of the Western Conference Tournament on Thursday at Scottsbluff High School.

The Chadron girls used 5 first half 3-pointers to build a 21-11 lead over Alliance and closed it out with a 9-for13 performance from the charity stripe in the second half for a 39-21 win.

Ashlyn Morrison and Makinley Fuller had 7 points a piece to lead the Cardinals offensive attack while six others got into the scoring column.

Chadron will face Sidney, an 88-4 winner over Arvada, CO, in the semifinals on Friday at WNCC’s Cougar Palace.

The Chadron boys went back and forth with Sterling, CO in a game that was tied at 21 at the half.

The Tigers caught fire in the second half from behind the arc and built a 35-27 lead, but Gage Wild came out with three straight three pointers to put the Cards ahead 36-35 early in the fourth.

A string of threes down the stretch from Sterling made the difference as Chadron fell 47-43.

Wild and Broc Berry finished with 11 points each and Xander Provance tallied 10.

The Cards will meet Arvada, CO in the consolation semifinals at 3:30 on Friday at Scottsbluff High School. Arvada was taken down by Scottsbluff 81-27.

Both Chadron games can be heard on FM 107.7 KBPY and Chadrad.com.

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