May 28, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Amherst Boys Ready for State

LINCOLN- The Amherst Broncos boys basketball team is geared up and ready to make a run in Lincoln in the C2 State Tournament. Amherst comes into the state tournament with a 24-1 record, holding the number two seed in Class C2. The only loss for the year for the Broncos came in December to 16-6 Class B York. The Broncos come into state winners of their last 16 games, and dominated Hershey 65-34 in the C2-2 District Final to get to the big dance. This is the second straight year where Amherst is competing in the state tournament.

The Broncos average 65 points per game, only give up 38 points per game, and are led by senior Nolan Eloe who averages 14 points per game. Senior Scout Simmons will be another force to watch, averaging 9 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists. Amherst opens up their state tournament run on Thursday, March 9th, against 7th seeded 18-7 Norfolk Catholic. That game is at the Devaney Center, with tip off set for 1:30 PM.

Source: Regional Sports