Heights rolls Southeast in GWAL bout

Feb 18, 2020; Wichita, Kansas, USA; during a City League matchup between Wichita Heights and Southeast ©KellyRoss

The Wichita Heights girls basketball team has been virtually unstoppable all season long. No one has been able to come close to handing the Falcons a loss on the year. Tuesday night served as another opportunity for Heights to show why they are the 5A favorite with the Falcons winning easily over Wichita Southeast, 68 to 28.

Cayanna Stanley and Laniah Randle paced the Falcons scoring a game high 17 points each, followed by Ashton Conley with 11. Sariah Sumpter was the Buffaloes leading scorer with 9 points on the night.

Length, hustle, and talent proved to be the perfect recipe for the Falcons on Tuesday night. Southeast had no answer for anything that the Falcons did on the court. Early on it was the Falcons' press making it difficult for Southeast to advance the ball beyond half court. Taylor Jameson came away with her fair of steals in the first half which normally translated to Randle layups in transition. Randle met each Southeast at the top of the key when Southeast did advance it, using her length to cause disruptions.

When the Falcons took the ball from the Buffaloes it often turned into fast break opportunities where the Falcons found a plethora of their points on layups. Guards like Jameson and Cayanna Stanley displayed excellent court vision in finding the open Falcon on the run.

It wasn't all just transition work for Heights. The Falcons were able to set up in half-court sets seemingly at will and found a wide open three-point shot or a shot in the paint from Zyanna Walker and Ashton Conley.

Heights will host North on Friday, and will look to close out a perfect regular season while Southeast will look to bounce back on the road against Kapaun.