Host Cimarron and Moscow’s boys, along with the Meade and South Gray girls, advanced to Friday’s semifinals of the Bluejay Invitational with victories Tuesday night in Cimarron.

The Bluejay boys rolled to a 67-24 win over Bucklin, while the Moscow boys upended Meade, 45-35. South Gray girls raced to a 71-22 win over Moscow and the Meade girls dominated Bucklin 53-28.

That sets up Friday’s semifinals as well as consolation bracket games to be played at both Cimarron gyms Friday.

In the girls semifinals it will be Cimarron vs. South Gray at 6 p.m. with Meade and Sublette battling in a 3 p.m. game. The South Gray and Moscow boys will meet at 4:30 p.m. with Cimarron taking on Sublette at 7:30 p.m.

Championship and consolation games will conclude the tournament on Saturday.


Cimarron 67, Bucklin 24

RJ Thomas scored 20 points and Matt Mowry followed with 18 points to pace the Bluejays to the big win over the Red Aces.

The Bluejays were in front at the quarter stops by scores of 14-6, 33-12 and 53-20.

No Bucklin player tallied in double figures.

Moscow 45, Meade 35

The Moscow Wildcats used a strong defense to overcome an early deficit to knock off the Meade Buffaloes 45-35 Tuesday night.

Trailing 15-12 after one quarter, the Wildcats then limited the Buffs to 20 points the rest of the way for the victory. The Wildcats were in front 26-19 at halftime and 31-26 after three periods. A 14-9 fourth-quarter bulge provided the final margin.

Kage Allen paced the Wildcats with 12 points while Kamrin Jones matched that total to pace Meade.


South Gray 71, Moscow 22

The Rebel girls blew the game open with a 19-4 first-quarter outburst and never looked back.

They were in front 32-8 at halftime and then held the Wildcats scoreless in the third period while tallying 26 points for a 58-8 advantage.

Sarah Tarn led the Rebels with 13 points and Christy Wiebe contributed 12 to the win. Adriana Salcedo paced Moscow with 10 points.