Chadron High's boys' basketball team ended the Western Conference tournament in fifth place, with a 2-1 record.
The Cardinals faced the Scottsbluff Bearcats to start the tournament. They were able to stay with them for awhile, but couldn't hold the Bearcats the whole game. The Cards lost the game 48-64.
Friday, they took on the Sidney Raiders. The Raiders gave the Cardinals another tough game. Sidney fell just short to Chadron with a score of 64-60.
To wrap up the tournament, Chadron played the Mitchell Tigers and was able to find their way around the team. Chadron Cardinals beat Mitchell Tigers with the score of 74-42.
Coach Mitch Barry said that his team did very well with offensive shooting, and the boys were able to play faster as a team.
Junior, Trevor Berry, also said the team kept up their confidence. During the last game, against Mitchell, Trevor stepped up and took the lead score with 32 points. From this game, he was able to take over the boys’ three point record. He scored 10 out of 12 shots from the three point line. The previous record of eight, was held by Vonsinh Sayaloune, in 2014, against Gering. Berry said he didn’t know he was even close to the record, until assistant coach Vonsinh Sayaloune congratulated him.
Coach Barry is looking for the team to be playing their best game by sub districts because the road for districts is going to be challenging. He said the team really just needs to work on their confidence in what they do best. “The team needs to learn and think about mistakes, but not hold on to them until the next game,” said Barry.
Coach Barry has been the most proud of the effort that his team brought to each game so far.