2018 Hoisington Winter Jam Boys Championship – Pratt Greenbacks vs Hoisington Cardinals 1-20-18

The last game of the 2018 Hoisington Winter Jam saw the Hoisington Cardinals host fellow Central Kansas League member the Pratt Greenbacks. This year marked Pratt’s first time in the tournament and the championship game. The Cardinals came into the night as back to back champions of the Winter Jam.

The game featured a back and forth nature almost like a boxing match. One team would gain a lead only to see the other side fight back and tie or take a small lead. Pratt took a one point advantage into the locker room at halftime.

In the fourth quarter, Hoisington took advantage of working the ball inside and some free throws to gain a lead. The Greenbacks tried to launch multiple three-point shots, but none would fall. The Cardinals won the game with a 47 to 41 score.

They now have won the Winter Jam for three consecutive years.

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2018 Hoisington Winter Jam Girls Championship – Otis-Bison Lady Cougars vs Russell Lady Broncos 1-20-18

The final Girls game of the 2018 Hoisington Winter Jam saw the Otis-Bison Lady Cougars pitted against the Russell Lady Broncos.

Both teams started out trading shots. At times those shots were three pointers. Otis-Bison kept within reach of Russell until the second half. After halftime, Russell’s Tiffany Dortland poured on the points and tallied a total of 30 for the night. The Lady Broncos won the game and the tournament with a score of 64 to 33.

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2018 Hoisington Winter Jam Otis-Bison Cougars vs Ellsworth Bearcats 1-20-19

The Boys Third Place game in the 2018 Hoisington Winter Jam saw the Otis-Bison Cougars facing off with the Ellsworth Bearcats.

Ellsworth built a lead in the first half of 11 points by the break. In the second half, the Cougars tried to close the gap, but failed to make up enough ground. The Bearcats won the game and Third Place in the tournament with a 58 to 37 score.

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2018 Hoisington Winter Jam Otis-Bison Cougars vs Hoisington Cardinals 1-19-18

The last game for the fourth day meant one last spot for the Boys Championship game for the 2018 Hoisington Winter Jam. The Otis-Bison Cougars faced off against the hosting Hoisington Cardinals.

Hoisington came into the game with a plan to limit the scoring threats of the Cougars. They took way many opportunities for Clade Anderson and left the work on the shoulders of Maitland Wiltse. Wiltse accounted for almost half of Otis-Bison’s 46 points, but the Cardinals totaled 58 on the night.

The win means the Cardinals will play for a chance to be Hoisington Winter Jam Champions for a third straight year.

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2018 Hoisington Winter Jam Otis-Bison Lady Cougars vs LaCrosse Lady Leopards 1-19-18

A tournament can bring together familiar foes. In this case the second and last Girls Semi-Final matchup of the fourth night of the 2018 Hoisington Winter Jam pitted the Otis-Bison Lady Cougars against the LaCrosse Lady Leopards for the third time this year. Going into the game, the series stood tied at one game a piece.

Both teams played a tight game. The first quarter finished in a six all tie. It took until the fourth quarter for one team to pull away. Otis-Bison finished the night winning by a score of 29 to 23.

The Lady Cougars will face the Russell Lady Broncos for the 2018 Hoisington Winter Jam Championship on Saturday.

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2018 Hoisington Winter Jam Russell Broncos vs Ellinwood Eagles 1-18-18

The final game of the third night of the 2018 Hoisington Winter Jam pitted the Russell Broncos versus the Ellinwood Eagles.

Out of the gate, both teams took a while to get on the board, taking almost four minutes to tally the first points. In the second quarter, Russell took firm control of the game and went to the locker room at halftime leading 28 to 5. The Broncos finished the game with a score of 60 to 17.

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2018 Hoisington Winter Jam Ellinwood Lady Eagles vs Hoisington Lady Cardinals 1-18-18

Night Three of the 2018 Hoisington Winter Jam saw Consolation Bracket matchups. The Ellinwood Lady Eagles faced off against the hosts, the Hoisington Lady Cardinals.

The Lady Cardinals took control of the game early used free throws to extend their lead. When the final whistle blew, Hoisington won by a score of 46 to 19.

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Hoisington Winter Jam 2018 – LaCrosse Lady Leopards vs Hoisington Lady Cardinals 1-16-18

As the evening grew later, it came time for the hosts to take the floor in the 2018 Hoisington Winter Jam. The Hoisington Lady Cardinals squared off against the LaCrosse Lady Leopards.

Throughout the game, both teams kept it fairly tight. In the fourth quarter, LaCrosse took the lead and kept it heading to a 32 to 27 final score.

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Hoisington Winter Jam 2018 Pratt Lady Greenbacks vs Russell Lady Broncos 1-16-18

Snow and bitterly cold temperatures combined to postpone the first day of games in the 2018 Hoisington Winter Jam. The postponement moved the game between the Pratt Lady Greenbacks and the Russell Lady Broncos to the Hoisington High School.

Russell came out of the gate with a stifling full court press that allowed them to take a 12 to 1 lead early in the game. Russell would continue in control of the game and secured the victory.

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Buhler Crusaders vs Great Bend Panthers 1-12-18

On the night of Winter Homecoming, the Great Bend Panthers welcomed the Buhler Crusaders to the Field House.

The victors jumped out to a 12 point lead late in the first quarter. Then Great Bend began chipping away to narrow it to four by halftime. The second half saw a back and forth, physical battle between the two teams. It even saw one player leave his shoe on the other end of the court at one point. By the end of the game, the Crusaders stood on top with a final score of 44 to 36.

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