The dog days of winter are upon us, even if the air outside doesn’t say so. Teams are grinding and it’s the time of year where the haves are separated from the have nots. See who is making moves in this edition of the CatchItKansas.com Catch-All.
North took down Kapaun in a battle at the top of the City League 67-61. North’s Conner Frankamp finished with 43 points. Northwest used a big second half to pull away from South 64-42. Heights kept East at arm's length 69-60. West and Southeast lit up the scoreboard as the Pioneers came away with a 90-82 overtime win. Southeast's Jordan Murdock led his team with 21 points.
Ark City picked up another win 51-41 over Maize South. McPherson went all the way to El Dorado to beat the Wildcats 55-31. Mulvane pulled away from Rose Hill 60-53. Buhler sent Winfield home with a 52-47 loss.
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Andover Central showed Valley Center the door 61-39. Andover had no problem with Goddard 62-47. Derby picked up another win 51-42 over Salina Central. Hutchinson left Salina South with a 53-35 win. Maize walked past Campus 57-42.
Andale used big first and third quarters to take down the Crusaders of Wellington 64-47. Clearwater needed extra time to beat Collegiate 60-55. Clearwater’s Johnny Becker led all players with 28 points. Goddard Eisenhower continued its hot streak with a 66-49 win over Newton.
Hesston's Ryan Schadler droped 18 points on rival Hillsboro and it was just enough as the Swathers won 44-43. Halstead sent Nickerson along with a 51-41 loss. Every shot was important as Sterling dropped Haven 58-55. Smoky Valley came away with a 52-41 victory over Kingman. Lyons picked up a nice win over Pratt 36-34.
Chaparral dropped Belle Plaine 66-48. Medicine Lodge didn't have much trouble with Bluestem 50-35. Wichita Trinity walked past Garden Plain 59-45. Cheney held the high-flying Independent offense to just 44 points in a tight 46-44 win. Conway Springs cruised past Douglass 63-49.
Berean head coach Lewis Wiebe coached his 500th victory in a 44-31 win over Hutch Trinity. Moundridge did all it could, but it wasn't enough in a 60-56 loss to Inman. Sedgwick destroyed Canton-Galva 63-29.
Pretty Prairie slipped by Fairfield 48-42. Hutch Central Christian flew by South Barber 75-44.
Concordia thanked Chapman for coming in a 66-43 embarrassment. Wamego needed every basket to beat Abilene 34-33. Marysville pulled away from Clay Center 58-51.
Wheat State League
Little River used a huge second half to defeat Hope 46-33. Little River's Tevin Renken led all players with 18 points. Peabody-Burns had no problems with Goessel 54-37. Centre dominated Wakefield 43.
Four players for Fowler scored in double figures as the Goldbugs cruised by Macksville 69-55. Scott City had no problem with Thomas More Prep 84-53. The Coyotes of Kinsley dominated Bucklin 57-31. Kinsley's Nathan Frame led all players with 17 points. Kiowa County cruised by Hodgeman County 64-48. Meade left Minneola with a 61-48 win. Cunningham thrashed Pratt Skyline 72-40. Cimarron nearly doubled up on Leoti 52-29.