The finals are set for the Little Okaw Valley and National Trail Conference basketball tournaments.
In the Little Okaw Valley Conference Tournament Cumberland defeated Oblong 75-65. Gunner McMechan led Cumberland with 19 points. Brandon Shaon and Tyson Magee also had 17 and 16 for the Pirates. Dawson Maus led Oblong with 28 points in the loss. With the win, the Pirates will now face Arcola in the championship on Saturday. Oblong will play for third place against Argenta Oreana. Argenta fell to Arcola 57-43. Both games will be played at Arthur High School.
The National Trail Conference Championship will be between top seed Altamont and 3rd seed Dieterich. Altamont advanced Thursday with a win over South Central. Dieterich moved on to the finals in a defensive battle with St. Anthony, which the Maroons won 33-31. Travis Niemerg led Dieterich with 10 points. St. Anthony’s Nick Grunloh was the game’s top scorer with 11. South Central and St. Anthony will meet for third place.