As famed Montana Tech football coach Bob Green has been known to quip, the season is like a roll of toilet paper: the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. With Valentine’s Day in the rear view mirror, the time to work out the kinks before substate is disappearing. See how your team finished out the week in the Friday Girls Basketball Catch-All.
With the City League race coming down to the wire, Wichita South did its part with a 51-36 win over Wichita Heights. South had three players in double-digits with Kendrian Elliott’s 14 points leading the team. Kirea Rogers added 13 points and Madison Northcutt chipped in 11. Jada Lynch led the Falcons with 13 points and Katie Palmer had 10 points.
With the win, South moves to 18-1 with one regular season game to play. The Titans are 14-1 in the City with their only loss coming to Kapaun. The Crusaders’ only loss in the league came to South, and after a 79-59 win over Wichita West, Kapaun moves its league record to 13-1 with two games remaining. South and Kapaun split the season series with South’s only remaining game coming against Wichita East. Kapaun will face Wichita Northwest followed by Wichita Heights.
Wichita Northwest came out of the locker room on fire, outscoring Wichita Southeast 17-7 on the way to a 52-39 win over the Golden Buffaloes. Katie Cramer led the Grizzlies with 13 points while Southeast’s Cheyenne Bullock outscored all players with 16.
Bishop Carroll beat Wichita North 46-32.
AVCTL Div. I
One-loss Maize continues to keep the momentum going after a quality 55-48 win over a tough league opponent in Salina South. Keiryn Swenson had a big night for the Eagles with 22 points and Daley Handy added 12 points to the cause. South was led by Megan Holloway with 18 points. The Eagles move to 10-0 in the league with two games to play.
A win over Salina Central on Feb. 19, and Maize clinches a league title. A loss sets up an interesting final game against Newton, which is now 8-2 in the league after a 49-43 win over Derby. A Maize loss to Central, and a Newton win against Hutchinson would set up a showdown for a share of the league title. Maize survived a trip to Newton on Jan. 29, with a 41-38 win.
Salina Central picked up a 49-31 win over Campus.
AVCTL Div. II
The Andover district looks to have Div. II cornered. Andover beat Maize South 60-48 to stay ahead in the league standings at 10-1. Andover Central is hot on the Trojans’ heels at 9-2 after shellacking Goddard 66-24. The Andover’s split the season series in a pair of games decided by a combined 2 points.
Valley Center is right behind Central at 7-3 in the league after beating Goddard Eisenhower 64-40. Kylie Webber poured on the scoring with 14 points for the Hornets and Megan Barnes went for 12. Eisenhower was led by Kilah Hoenscheidt and Brynn Minor with 10 points each.
AVCTL Div. III
McPherson stays undefeated in the league after hammering second place Buhler 57-29. Abby Pedersen unloaded on the Crusaders with 26 points for the Bullpups. Katelyn Loecker contributed as always, this time with a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double. Josie Williams led Buhler with 14 points.
Mulvane picked up a 50-42 win over Winfield to hold strong at 5-3 in the league and El Dorado got its first league win of the year beating Rose Hill 51-45.
AVCTL Div. IV
Andale remains undefeated in the league at 8-0 after taking out Circle 55-33. The Indians maintain a two-game lead over Clearwater with two games to play. Clearwater beat Wellington 50-38. Augusta fought off Wichita Collegiate 37-30.
At the top of the CKL, Hillsboro picked up a huge win over Haven beating the Wildcats 46-39. With the win, Hillsboro moves to 7-1 with Kingman standing as the last game of the year. Hesston is also 7-1 at the top of the league after beating Smoky Valley 50-24. The Swathers and Trojans have split two games this year, but the Hillsboro win didn’t count for league, coming in a mid-season tournament. Hesston will finish the year with Pratt.
Kingman, beat Nickerson 47-28 while Pratt rolled against Halstead 62-17. Sterling nipped Lyons 62-59.
Cassidy Stimpert had a big night for the Indians in Medicine Lodge’s 62-46 win over Belle Plaine. Stimpert had 20 points for the Indians and Addie Roe chipped in 14. But the best game belonged to Danielle Balzer in a losing cause for the Dragons. Balzer popped off 36 of Belle Plaine’s 46 total points.
Wichita Trinity kayoed Bluestem 46-19, Conway Springs cruised to a 56-34 win over Independent, and Cheney got Douglass with a 41-28 conquest.
In the WAC, Garden City picked up a big 47-43 win over Hays and Great Bend held off Dodge City 59-44.
Berean got a big win over rival Remington 48-38.
In a couple of old Heart of America rivalries, Inman locked up with Little River, and Moundridge took on Peabody-Burns. Inman defended the home court with a 46-39 win over the Redskins, and Moundridge thumped Peabody-Burns 57-22.
Thomas More Prep beat Plainville 54-27.