Tonight marked the final night of high school basketball in 2013. This was the chance to win one last time before the kick off of 2014, but only half the teams in the state will go into the break with a win.
The GWAL played their final games last night, and you can find those by clicking here.
AVCTL Div I
The Derby boys improved to 3-2 on the season with a 55-44 win over Hutchinson. The Panthers were led by this week’s CatchItKansas Rising Star James “Papi” Conley with 17 points. Jeremy Dunham also had a great game finishing with 13 points, while Keaton Steadman had 11.
Maize remains undefeated headed into the holiday break with their win at home over Campus 59-25. The Eagles were led by senior Jacob Horsch who finished with 21 points against the Colts. Senior Aaron Shaw had 9 points in the win, while junior Ky-Sean Johnson had 8.
The Battle of Salina was a tight-knit battle. Salina South led after one quarter of play, the two were tied at halftime, but Salina Central went ahead in the third and stayed ahead to win the city 59-50. Salina South falls to 1-3.
AVCTL Div II
Andover picked up its second win in a row with a win at home over Goddard 68-38. The Lions at Goddard are still in search of their first win headed into the holiday break.
Maize South beat Arkansas City 60-57. The Mavericks were led by Kade Kordonowy with 19 points and eight rebounds. Payten Ricks had 14 points and was four-for-four from the free throw line. Ricks led the team with five assists.
Andover Central beat Valley Center 59-54.
AVCTL Div III
The Rose Hill Rockets have struggled to begin the season. They are still searching for their first win after losing to Mulvane 62-47 tonight.
Buhler is 3-1 after beating Winfield 55-44.
AVCTL Div IV
Augusta travelled to Andale tonight, but the Orioles fell to the 4A-D2 top-ranked Andale Indians 53-28. Andale was led by Jordan Anderson with 12 points, and Clint Walstad with 11. Anderson had four three pointers.
The 4A-D2 fourth-ranked Clearwater team travelled to Towanda tonight to face the Circle Thunderbirds. In their final game before 2014, the unranked Circle boys won by ten at home 58-48.
Number one in 3A is Wichita Collegiate. The Spartans are now 4-0 with a 20-point win over Wellington tonight 73-53.
Central Plains League
Conway Springs beat Belle Plaine at home 71-49, while Wichita Independent beat Bluestem on the road 75-41. Garden Plain won against Chaparral 51-43, and Cheney beat Medicine Lodge 53-45. Cheney came from behind with leaders in Ty Patterson who had 17 points and Cameron Hill who had 15.
Wichita Trinity beat Douglass 76-74 in overtime. Trinity was led by Matt Jones who had 28 points, while Alex Carro had 19, and Tyler Burns had 13.
Central Prairie League
La Crosse has been hot this season winning three in a row before falling to Smith Center a week ago. The Leopards are back in their winning ways and defeated Otis-Bison 43-32 tonight. La Crosse was led by Taylor Yohe with 15 points.
Ness City picked up its second win of the season by defeating Kinsley tonight 60-37. Ness City was led by a very impressive 26 points from Jessie Rubbottom.
Central Kansas League
Sterling beat Smoky Valley 45-43 in overtime, and Halstead beat Kingman at home 59-39.
Pratt beat Haven 52-42. Spencer Sullivan led the Greenbacks with his 21 points. Derek Barnard finished with 12.
Hesston beat Nickerson 63-36. Hesston was led by Tyler McCartney who finished with 19 points. Wyatt McKinney has 15 points, while Grant Raleigh had 14.
Hillsboro remains undefeated with a win over Lyons 55-36.
Greater West Activities Conference
Scott City is ranked number two in 4A-D2 and was tasked with traveling to Ulysses for its final game of 2013. The Beavers handed Ulysses its second loss on the season with a 53-32 win on the road.
Hugoton is now 4-1 after beating Colby 67-53. Amy Scott led Hugoton with 16 points. Colby will be looking for its first win of the season in January.
Holcomb beat Goodland 73-30.
Cimarron pulled the sweep of Elkhart. The boys won 65-56, and oddly enough didn’t have a single three pointer in the game.
Satanta also swept its opponent tonight. The Indians beat Sublette 63-62.
Goddard Eisenhower is ranked third in Class 5A, and is arguably one of the most fun teams to watch in the state. Eisenhower is 5-0 after defeating Dodge City 74-57 tonight.