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Kapaun stuns Bishop Carroll to open postseason

Published: Mar. 3, 2021 at 1:32 AM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - The three seed in one of the most loaded sub-state’s in Class 5A, Kapaun Mt. Carmel was dealt a tough task to keep their season alive: beat rival Bishop Carroll at their own place.

Tuesday night, they did just that, jumping all over the Golden Eagles and never looking back in a 59-48 win.

Mar 2, 2021; Wichita, Kansas, USA; during a sub-state semifinal contest between Kapaun Mt....
Mar 2, 2021; Wichita, Kansas, USA; during a sub-state semifinal contest between Kapaun Mt. Carmel and Bishop Carroll ©KellyRoss(©KellyRoss)

The Crusaders led it 21-11 after one, got it up to as much as 16, and locked in when Carroll cut it to 5 late to avoid a three game season sweep at the hands of their crosstown rivals. Kaelin Quigley was on fire from deep, hitting three first quarter triples to help build the Crusader lead, then adding a fourth in the 4th quarter to halt an 11-0 Carroll run and start a 9-0 spurt that put the game out of reach.

Ella Anciaux finished with 18 to lead the way for the Crusaders, but it was the play of her and Jennifer Jacobs defensively that stood out. The two tallest players on the court, they combined for four second half blocks and kept Carroll’s attempts at driving at the basket at bay.

Lizzie Romer joined Anciaux and Quigley in double figures with 11, 7 of those coming in the third quarter. Carroll was led by Khloe Schuckman’s 13, 10 of those coming in the second half. They end their year with a 15-4 mark.

KMC will look to clinch a spot in the state quarterfinal round Friday night when they travel to top ranked Andover Central. The Jaguars won their 42nd straight game overall, beating rival Andover 68-33.

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