WICHITA, Kan.—There is one last night of basketball before the holiday break. There are a few teams taking to the hardwood one last time. Check out how you team did in this week’s Tuesday Basketball Catch-All.
Central Prairie League
Macksville shellacked Western Plains in an ugly 86-9 game. Two Mustangs outscored Western Plains with Taylor Tranbarger going for 15 and Kyle Bunker adding 12.
Flint Hills League
Council Grove had four different players in double figures in a 59-35 win over Chase County. Max Byram and Harley Grimmett both scored 12 for the Braves while Brock Frye and Saeger Grafel both had 10. Ty Mullins led all scorers with 16 for Chase County. But Council Grove controlled all quarters in the 24-point win.
Heart of the Plains
Pretty Prairie jumped out to a big 37-18 lead at the half over Burrton on the way to a 55-36 win. Hunter Pittman led the way for the Bulldogs with 17 points and Ben Lampe chipped in 10. Trae Lane had a big night for the Chargers with 16 points in the loss.
North Central Kansas League
After a 33-33 tie going into the fourth quarter, Concordia pulled away, outscoring Clay Center 22-14 in the fourth to take a 55-47 win. Blaine Newton exploded for the Panthers with 22 points and Blake Woellhoff added 10 to help give Concordia the win. Clay Center had three players in double figures in a valiant effort for the Tigers. Ryan Gierhan led Clay Center with 12 points while Brad Komar and Dylan Bergstrom both had 11.
Pittsburg controlled the second half against Arkansas City to get a 46-35 win. The Purple Dragons carried a slim 22-20 lead into the locker room, but outscored the Bulldogs 24-15 in the second half to seal the win. Jordan Elliot and Zach Young both scored 12 points from the Purple Dragons and Wes Brantley led all scorers with 15 for the Bulldogs.
In the battle for Marion County, Hillsboro and Marion went back and forth before Hillsboro blasted off in the fourth to take a 33-23 win. The Trojans trailed 18-15 going into the fourth when they bested their total in three quarters with 18 in the fourth to get the win. Hillsboro’s leading scorers was Caleb Hilliard with 8 points with Brett Weinbrenner and Josh Wiebe both added 7 points each. Jordan Hett and Dane Purkeypile scored 9 points each for Marion. No player hit double figures in the low-scoring game.
Flinthills overtook Sedgwick 37-27.
Central Kansas League
Pratt cruised to a 42-18 win over Nickerson behind a 13-point night from Payton Hoeme. Hoeme wasn’t the only contributor for the Lady Greenbacks who had eight different players score. Cheyene Eisenhour and Aubrey Hoover both chipped in 7 points for Pratt. McKenna Deckard led the Lady Panthers with 8 points. Nickerson was held to 9 points through the first three quarters.
Heart of the Plains
Pretty Prairie outscored Burrton 13-5 in the fourth quarter to escape with a 32-29 win. Tiffani Hines led all scorers with 17 points for the Lady Bulldogs, more than doubling up the next highest scorer who was Burrton’s Taylor Davis with 8. Burrton carried a 5-point lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Rakiyah Taylor scorched the nets for Arkansas City with 25 points in a 43-35 win for the Lady Bulldogs over Pittsburg. Arkansas City’s big quarter came in the second, when the Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lady Purple Dragons 16-8. Skyler Muff had a double-double for Pittsburg with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Buhler’s Taryn Torgerson and Smoky Valley’s Lori Dauer burned up the nets in a 68-57 win for the Lady Crusaders. Dauer was the game’s leading scorer with an astounding 31 points in a losing effort for Smoky Valley. Torgerson was hot as well, scoring 21 for Buhler. While Buhler also had an 11-point game out of Lindy Sasse and Smoky Valley got 13 out of Rachel Norberg, Buhler’s depth was too much for the Lady Vikings. Buhler had nine different scorers to Smoky Valley’s five.
On the lady’s side of the battle for Marion County, the Lady Trojans made it a clean sweep for Hillsboro with a 52-21 thumping of the Lady Warriors from Marion. Tena Loewen exploded for 16 points and 8 rebounds, both team-high numbers for Hillsboro and Allie Faul had 11 points of her own. For Marion, Whitney Gordon carried the Lady Warriors on the scoreboard with 6 points.
The Douvier’s led the Lady Cardinals from Sedgwick to a huge, 50-17 drubbing of Flinthills. Jamy Douvier was the game’s high scorer with 15 while Sandra Douvier was close behind with 13. Flinthills was never really in the game, trailing 47-12 after the first three quarters.