WICHITA, Kan.—Championship games were set in early season tournaments during Friday’s action. Catch up on all the basketball action from across the state.
It wasn’t Conner Frankamp that highlighted North’s 76-72 win over East, it was Zach Beard. He finished with 25 points, and hit 11 of his 12 attempted free throws, including two clutch shots that clinched the game for the Redskins.
Bishop Carroll poured it on South 65-37. Carroll’s Christian Smith led the way with 18 points as Gage Loy and Tyler Palmore added 15 and 12 points, respectively. Heights dominated West 68-40 and Kapaun walked past Southeast 67-58.
Derby lit up the scoreboard with a 91-63 win over Campus. Taylor Schieber continued his hot start to the season with 21 points to lead all scorers. Hutchinson was able to down a scrappy Maize squad 56-48. Newton slid past Salina Central 55-52.
In the battle of Andover, Andover Central took home a commanding 62-48 win over its cross-town rivals. Eisenhower continued its hot start to the season with a 75-39 win over Ark City. Goddard was able to hang on against Maize South for the 65-57 win. Buhler scored just enough for a 49-44 win over Salina South. McPherson dominated Topeka Washburn Rural 70-54 behind 18 points from Keaton Sorenson. Andale put the pedal to the floor in a 64-40 win over Pratt. Augusta didn’t have much of an answer to Abilene’s sharp shooting the 64-50 loss.
Smoky Valley wasn’t able to handle Concordia as the Panthers walked to a 54-35 win behind G. Holmes’ 27 points. Hesston was able to down Rose Hill 56-45 in the Garden Plain Tournament. Haven was too much for Sterling in the 65-40 win for the Wildcats. Lyons held on to the 41-35 win over Hillsboro.
Great Bend wasn’t able to keep up with Junction City in the 49-38 loss. It was the same story for Liberal as Bartlesville (Okla.) beat the Redskins 59-39.
Little River rolled past Canton-Galva 66-22 in the Goessel Tournament. Host Goessel won Friday, as well with a 54-37 performance against Burrton. Marion took down Remington on its home floor 47-35. Also in the Marion Tournament, Eureka was able to beat perennial power Berean Academy 37-32. Ell-Saline pulled away from Ellsworth 58-46. Smith Center was able to score just enough against LaCrosse in a 66-60 win for the Redmen.