Elm Creek, the top seed, knocked off fourth-seeded Axtell 58-49 in the D1-9 subdistrict at Elm Creek on February 23. The Wildcats concluded their season at 9-14. Two seniors, Jaron Bergstrom and Dominique White, leave the program having been a part of a four-year record of 46-50 (6-17, 13-12, 18-7, 9-14).
The first quarter found Elm Creek up 18-11, then the Buffaloes 13-8 advantage in the second period put them ahead at halftime 31-19.
Axtell tried to come back in the second half, and nearly did, posting scoring edges of 16-15 in the third (Elm Creek 46-35) and 14-12 in the fourth. The Cats were within three at one time in the fourth quarter.
see March 3 Courier for full story