The seventh week of the season kicks off in earnest on Tuesday. There were some unbelievable finishes all around the state. See if your team survived in the Tuesday Boys Basketball Catch-All.
AVCTL Div. I
In the theme of the night, Hutchinson hung on to fend off a few Newton tries at the basket in the final seconds to beat the Railers 47-46. Braydon Wells knocked down a 3 for the Salthawks with 18 seconds left that proved to be the difference in the game.
Maize had little trouble with Salina Central in a 57-36 win for the Eagles and Salina South was all over Campus in a 69-39 win for the Cougars.
AVCTL Div. II
Goddard Eisenhower had its hands full with Maize South, but fended off the Mavericks with a 52-51 win. Trevon Evans led the Tigers with 17 points and Tyler Buchanan had 15 points. Kade Kordonowy was game for Maize South with 17 points of his own, and Brett Barney had a 14-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Mavericks as well.
Andover rolled against Valley Center 67-41, and Goddard had no problem with Arkansas City 57-37. Tucker Vang had 20 points for Goddard and Alek Potter led Ark City with 12.
AVCTL Div. III
McPherson coasted to a 77-26 win over Rose hill behind a 17-point night from Kyler Kinnamon. Peter Horton and Nathan Nutter scored 10 points each for the Bullpups as well.
Winfield picked up a 60-42 win over El Dorado, despite a 23-point night from Travis House for the Wildcats. The Vikings had the answer and more with Will Adler dropping 24.
AVCTL Div. IV
Andale stays undefeated after a 36-33 win over Wichita Collegiate. Augusta slipped by Clearwater 63-58, and Circle held off Wellington 52-48.
In another one of the games of the night, Douglass downed Chaparral 68-67. Chase Banister hit a shot at the buzzer to lift the Bulldogs to victory. The shot had Banister finishing with an astounding 26 points, all of which Douglass needed. Cody Holthaus finished with 17 for the Bulldogs.
Cheney took care of business on the road beating Belle Plaine 60-15.
In one of the craziest finishes you could ever dream up, Wichita Heights beat Wichita Southeast 65-62. After a missed second free throw in a tie game with 2 seconds left, Ealy Bell saved the rebound from going out of bounds, turned in the air and threw up a desperation 3 that banked in to give the Falcons the win. Bell finished with 14 points for Heights with Semaj Hervey scoring 12 and Chris Lowe adding 11.
Bishop Carroll picked up a 63-37 win over Wichita West, and East rolled against Wichita South 70-42.
Bennington beat Ell-Saline 59-32 and Sedgwick outlasted Remington 54-48.
Sacred Heart got a 58-50 win over Republic County while Southeast of Saline smoked Russell 80-43.
Hays is on a tear, still undefeated after handling Great Bend 70-25. Garden City had a more competitive game against Liberal, but still got the 42-34 win.
Derby beat Andover Central 69-54 with a strong second half for the Panthers. Lyons fought off Halstead 56, 49, and Haven coasted against Smoky Valley winning 59-19. Isaac Ensz erupted for Haven with 21 points. Erik Burling added 12.
Hesston remains undefeated after bouncing Kingman 71-55. Ryan Schadler had 18 points for the Swathers with Tyler McCartney adding 14, Wyatt McKinney getting 11, and Grant Raleigh with 10. Mitchell Packard scored 16 points for the Eagles, and Brandon Bradshaw chipped in 14.
Hillsboro beat Sterling 57-44, and Pratt took Nickerson 60-54 in overtime.