It’s the final Friday before the break and girls basketball teams have sights set on finishing strong. See how your team did in the Girls Basketball Catch-All.
AVCTL Div. I
Top-ranked Maize continues its winning ways, taking a 75-35 win over Campus into the break. Daley Handy led the Eagles with 17 points with Keiryn Swenson added 15 points and Brianna Johnson had 13.
Hutchinson traveled to Derby with hopes of staying at the top of the pack in the league, and picked up a 52-36 win over the Panthers to stay within striking distance of Maize and Salina Central.
No. 3 Central took care of its cross-town rival Salina South 54-21 to keep pace with Maize as the only undefeated teams in the league.
AVCTL Div. II
Andover is having a big season, ranked No. 5 in the state and sitting atop the league standings. After a 56-27 win over Goddard, the Trojans are undefeated in the league going into the break.
Andover Central isn’t far behind the Trojans, picking up a 51-38 win over Valley Center. Having played Andover to a 1-point game earlier, the Jaguars will be looking to pounce as 2014 comes along.
Arkansas City has had a rough start to the year, but has something positive to take into the break after a 54-43 win over No. 9 Maize South. Mariah Suchan led all scorers picking up 18 points for the Mavericks, but it was Ark City’s Kaitlyn Potter who stole the show. Potter scored 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Bulldogs.
AVCTL Div. III
Both No. 10 Buhler and Winfield have gotten out to good starts this year, and had a tough test against each other to end the calendar year. A 22-point night out of Jessica Steffen helped propel the Crusaders to a 60-48 win over the Vikings. Breanna Pingry led Winfield with 12 points.
Mulvane picked up a rivalry win, beating Rose Hill 49-37. Mulvane had a pair of double-doubles, one a 16-point, 10-rebound night from Aubree Burkhardt, and the other a 16-point, 13-rebound night from Destynee Donaldson.
AVCTL Div. IV
Andale stays on top of the league after pulling away from Augusta in the end to get a 53-42 win over the Orioles.
No. 10 Clearwater and Circle locked up in a big league matchup with Brynna Vogel stealing the show in a 46-43 win for the Fighting Indians. Vogel dropped 23 points for Clearwater, and the Indians needed every one of them.
Top-ranked Hesston proved to be way too much for Nickerson to handle as the Swathers are coming off a 74-19 win over the Panthers to end the year.
Top-ranked Hillsboro had a much tougher time with Lyons, but overcame the Lions in overtime to win 55-50.
In a big game with ranked opponents, both 4A DII No. 3 Pratt and 3A No. 9 Haven were looking to stay within striking distance of the top of the league. And it was Pratt who got the separation from Haven, rebounding from a loss to Hesston to beat the Wildcats 45-42.
No. 4 Sterling is still undefeated in the league along with Hesston and Hillsboro after beating Smoky Valley 55-37, and Kingman picked up a 62-44 win over Halstead.
The league undefeated teams at the top of the Central Plains League all had big nights. Cheney stayed undefeated in the league with a 61-33 win over Medicine Lodge. Taylor Denney led the Cardinals with 15 points and Taylor Needham was close behind with 12.
No. 10 Garden Plain is still undefeated in the league after beating Chaparral 50-14. The Owls were led by Lizzie Costello’s 16 points.
Douglass is also running with the best in the league, after beating Wichita Trinity 47-39.
Conway Springs was all over Belle Plaine 68-25.
In the only Heart of America action, Moundridge finished the year with a solid 45-22 win over Sedgwick.
Minneapolis got an enormous game out of Jacee Owens to beat Sacred Heart 61-37. Owens drained 23 points for the Lions in the win.
Laura Sudbeck came up big for No. 3 Baileyville B&B, leading the Falcons to a 48-36 win over Frankfort. Sudbeck led all scorers with 17 points.
Nikki Friesen had one of the performances of the night, putting up 25 Goldbug points in a 55-44 win for No. 7 Fowler over Pratt Skyline.
Eisenhower hosted Dodge City in a showdown, and the Tigers came out on top 51-42. Ell-Saline picked up a 50-32 win over Little River, and Remington topped Pretty Prairie 45-17.
No. 1 Wamego continues to dominate, beating Clay Center 46-27 to finish up the year of 2013 with a record of 23-1, including a 4A state title last march.
St. Teresa hit a 3-pointer to send the game against McPherson to overtime where the Bullpups lost 52-45.