Andover Central handles Salina South in playoff opener

Jaguars use defense to spark win
Published: Mar. 1, 2022 at 9:51 PM CST
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ANDOVER, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - A stout defensive effort from Andover Central would see the Jaguars limit Salina South’s scoring to less than 10 points in the opening half. During the Cougars’ struggle, Andover Central would see its offense take off to a 55-28 win.

The first quarter would end in a three point deficit in favor of the Jaguars, but that is as close as Salina South would be for the rest of the match. Puzzled against the zone to start, Andover Central would find its footing in the second quarter to take a 22-9 lead to halftime.

Kobe Smith put on a routine performance, leading the Andover Central attack with a game-high 21 points. Pacing Smith’s offensive effort was Skyler Clevenger with 10 while Brian Perry scored 9.

Te’Jon McDaniel generated most of the Cougar points on the night, scoring 9 of his team-high 13 points in the first half. Carter Copes would follow suit scoring 8, followed by Zach Davidson with 5.

Andover Central moves on to host the Maize Eagles in the substate championship game.

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