The first time these two teams met, the game was completely one-sided. In the second game of each team's season, 5th ranked Heights had no issues, blowing out Kapaun by 39 points.
Tuesday night, at least for a half, it seemed like #9 Kapaun might be able to avenge that loss. The Crusaders were able to get around the Falcons' pressing defense, taking a two point lead to the break. Their size advantage was noticable, with post players Mary Short and Ella Anciauz combining for 15 of Kapaun's 23 points.
But after the break, Heights found their groove offensively. Laniah Randle kicked things into gear, scoring 13 of her 21 points after the break, Taylor Jameson and Ashton Conley added 12 apiece, and Heights broke off a 17-0 third quarter run to effectively put the game out of reach. Heights won the quarter 22-7.
That was more than enough to hold off Kapaun in the fourth, with Heights going on to win by 17, 60-43. Heights keeps their perfect city league record in tact with the win.
The Falcons will play in the Lady Thunderbird Tournament held at Shawnee Heights High School later this week, opening against the host T-Birds. Kapaun will try to bounce back in the Newton Invitational, meeting Olathe Northwest as the 2 seed there.