A 29-point swing in the final 15 minutes. Fourth-ranked Hoisington (3A) found itself trailing 42-27 against a lights-out shooting performance by Nickerson Friday night. The Cardinals needed just four minutes to erase that deficit and roll to a 71-57 win.
Six-foot-two sophomore Ava Jones entered Friday’s game in Hoisington averaging 25 points and 11 rebounds a night. The rebounds came early but Jones had just six points at the half. By night’s end, Lady Panther coach Jon McLean got 21 points from sophomore Josie McLean and 17 points from Jones as Nickerson cruised to a 61-25 win.