It’s Valentine’s Day, but there wasn’t much love in the air in high school gyms around the area. As the regular season winds down, see how your team finished the week in the Friday Girls Basketball Catch-All.
AVCTL Div. I
Salina Central stayed undefeated as the 5A top-ranked Mustangs took down Derby 63-44. Emily Wood had her best game of the year scoring 29 points for Central. Grace Mitchell led the way for Derby with 20 points.
Maize won big, beating Campus 61-29. Keiryn Swenson had a big night for the Eagles scoring 18 points. Brianna Johnson was close behind Swenson with 15 points and Daley Handy had 11.
Hutchinson won a defensive battle 32-22 over Salina South.
AVCTL Div. II
Andover got a test from Goddard late in the game, but the 5A No. 6 Trojans held on for a 46-40 win. Andover Central traveled to Valley Center and beat the Hornets 64-51, and Arkansas City held off Maize South 45-31.
AVCTL Div. III
Buhler overcame first quarter deficit to beat Winfield 48-34. Jessica Steffen led the Crusaders with 13 points and Kellie Burns added 11.
McPherson coasted against El Dorado, beating the Wildcats 69-15. Janae Barnes led the Bullpups with 16 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double, with Brooke Bate and Ashtyn Schieferecke scoring 11 points each.
Rose Hill beat Mulvane 57-45.
AVCTL Div. IV
Circle came up big in the fourth quarter to get a 45-42 win over Augusta. The Thunderbirds were led by Talia Highbarger with 13 points, while Alison Kirkham had 10. Kirkham was 8-for-8 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter with the game on the line. Cassidy Marlnee had 13 points for the Orioles.
Andale made short work of Wellington 43-27.
Hesston and Hillsboro renewed the rivalry with the Swathers taking a 47-28 win over the Trojans. Caylee Richardson had a double-double for Hesston with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Addie Lackey had 15 points for Hillsboro.
Sterling came up with just enough separation in the fourth quarter to beat Haven 42-36. Chelsey Riffel led the Black Bears with 12 points and Kylah Comley chipped in 10. Haven was led by Sydney Stephan with 12 points.
Halstead used a big night from Meg Talbott to beat Nickerson 53-37. Talbott went for 18 points for the Dragons. Paige Stewart led the Panthers with 16.
Kingman fought off Smoky Valley to win 36-32, Lyons defended the home court to beat Pratt 45-39, and
Garden Plain survived a tough test against Wichita Trinity, beating the Knights 48-42. Chaparral came up with a 55-41 win over Belle Plaine.
Douglass beat Conway Springs 37-24, and Cheney picked up a 53-37 win over Wichita Independent. Medicine Lodge beat Bluestem 52-25.
Kapaun Mt. Carmel beat rival Bishop Carroll 45-32. The Crusaders were led by Janay Jacobs who scored 13 points. Shelby Lopez had 12 points for the Golden Eagles.
Wichita North got a 58-39 win over Wichita Southeast. The Redskins were led by Aliyah Bernard with 17 points. The Golden Buffaloes were led by Rachel Jenkins with 14 points.
Wichita Northwest came away with a 53-46 win over Wichita East.
Moundridge put the game out of reach from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to beat Berean 31-27. The Wildcats were led by Ashley Holler with 10 points. Moundridge made 6 out of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Remington keeps rolling along and picked up a 48-30 win over Hutch Trinity to carry some momentum into a big game against Moundridge next week. The Broncos were led by Kelcey Hinz with 14 points.
Ell-Saline beat Inman 59-34.
Selena Wapelhorst and Shanay Wewe exploded in a 47-41 win for Pretty Prairie over Fairfield. Wapelhorst led the way for the Bulldogs with 19 points and Wewe was close behind with 18. Anna Schwertfeger and Paige Soellner led the Falcons with 12 points each.
Goessel got a massive performance out of Page Hiebert to beat Peabody-Burns 44-24. Hiebert scored 22 for the Bluebirds, only two shy of the Peabody-Burns total for the entire game.
Goddard Eisenhower defended its home gym with a 57-50 win over Newton.