By Joanna Chadwick
Heights 61, Derby 45 — Heights went on a 9-0 run after Derby got within 31-29 late in the second quarter, but the Panthers responded with a 9-0 run midway through the third quarter to get back within 39-38 with 1:24 to go. But Derby didn’t hit its first field goal of the fourth quarter until a three-point play from Kaeson Fisher-Brown with 1:55 to go. Heights was led by TJ Williams’ 23 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and Marcus Zeigler with 16 points. Fisher-Brown had 15 points, six rebounds, four assists, and three three-pointers. Mason Anderson was 3 of 4 from three and had 11 points, and Dallas Metzger had six rebounds.
BV Northwest 53, BV North 51 — There were 16 lead changes, eight ties and Grant Stubblefield scored 16 of his game-high 28 points in the final period of the win. BV North took a 37-32 lead on Adam Parks’ three-pointer with 6:02 remaining, but BV Northwest went on a 17-5 run to take a 49-42 lead with 1:05 to go. With 12.4 seconds remaining, BV North’s Mason Jordan hit a three-pointer to get within 52-51. After BV Northwest’s Grant Stubblefield hit 1 of 2 free throws with 6.5 seconds remaining, BV North turned it over. Stubblefield also had nine rebounds, three assists, Landon Braun had 11 points, five rebounds and Joey Matteoni had five rebounds. BV North’s Jaron Lashley scored 12 points and Blake Garrett had seven rebounds.
Washburn Rural 51, Blue Valley 39 — With Washburn Rural leading 31-29, the Junior Blues went on a 13-3 run and hit free throws down the stretch. Washburn Rural was led by Brooklyn DeLeye, who had 18 points, 10 rebounds and MaRyah Lutz, who hit 3 of 4 threes for 14 points. Chloe Carlgren had 11 points. Lutz, Kate Hinck and Carlgren each had six rebounds. Blue Valley’s Jadyn Wooten scored 19 and had six reobunds, four assists. Katelyn Sogard had six rebounds.
BV North 50, Derby 42 — Addy Brown’s three-pointer with 7:30 to go in the game capped an 11-2 run that brought Derby within 34-33 of BV North. While Derby stayed within five until the final two minutes, BV North pulled away behind Aubrey Shaw’s 14 points and 12 apiece from Nyla Hale and Jaliya Davis, who also had eight rebounds and four assists. Brown had 24 points, nine rebounds, four steals, five assists and four blocks.
Andover 55, Highland Park 54 — Andover scored the final seven points of the game. BJ Redic stole the inbounds, got the dunk to get within two, then Josh Kim scored the game-tying basket. With .5 remaining, Redic made the first free throw to take the lead and purposely missed the second. Andover’s Eli Shetlar had 16 points, nine rebounds and three three-pointers, Redic finished with 12 points, Blake Rucker 10. Kim had five assists. Highland Park’s Bo Aldridge had 24 points, hitting 9 of 13 shots, and eight rebounds.
Kapaun 71, Hutchinson 50 — Kapaun hit 25 of 48 from the field, including 10 of 19 from three with Corbin Johnson hitting 5 of 10 from three. Johnson finished with 19 points, William Thengvall had 14 points, five assists and Will Anciaux 13 points, 11 rebounds. Max Keller had 14 points and Brooks Powers four assists. Terrell King led Hutchinson with 15 points and Garrett Robertson had 14, hitting 4 of 7 from three-point range.
St. Thomas Aquinas 50, St. James 47 — Jamya McPherson scored 15 and Kelsey Schenck had 13 points, 10 rebounds in the win. St. James’ Riley Bruggeman had 21 points, Reese Messer 12 and Regan Becker had 11 rebounds. Bruggeman also had four assists.
Bishop Carroll 60, Andover 32 — Bishop Carroll’s Leah Henke scored 22 points, Brynn Steven four steals, Landon Forbes five assists in the win. Andover’s Brooke Walker scored 12 points, Alana Shetlar six rebounds, Regan Dusenbery seven rebounds.
Hugoton 55, Eudora 35 — Ryle Riddlesperger had 19 points and Carson Bennett 14 in Hugoton’s win.
McPherson 60, Bishop Miege 54 — McPherson’s Kyden Thompson hit 10 of 12 from the free-throw line and had 16 points. Kreighton Kanitz had 12 points, Mason Miller 12 rebounds. Miege’s Mac Armstrong had 13 points, Aidan Wing 13 and Daegen Jensen 12 points, six rebounds. Nathan Hayward had 10 rebounds.
Bishop Miege 59, Hugoton 37 — Miege’s Mary Grant scored 22 points, Grace McCallop 16 and Kirston Verhulst 13 in the win. Hugoton’s Summya Adigun had 12 points, eight rebounds.
McPherson 52, Andale 33 — McPherson’s Jordan Sears scored 23 points, hitting 9 of 14 from the field, and had 12 rebounds, and Jayla McLeod had 10 points. Andale’s Jenna Kuepker had nine rebounds.
Marysville 45, Galena 42 OT — Marysville’s William Otott and Rhett Williams each scored 11, and John Lauer had 10 points, three steals. Otott had seven rebounds, four assists and Rook Williams had four assists. Galena’s Tyler Little scored 11 and had 11 rebounds, Maverick Harmon and Jackson Perry each scored 10.
Hesston 53, SE-Saline 51 — Micah Dahlsten scores with four seconds to go to give Hesston the win. Jake Proctor had 15 points, five assists to lead Hesston, and Lane Magill scored 11. SE-Saline’s Eli Sawyers had 27 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks, and Luke Gebhart had 11 points.
Cheney 58, Phillipsburg 49 — Campbell Hague scored 13 and had 13 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, three steals in Cheney’s win. Reagan Ayers had 12 points, Elina Bartlett four steals. Phillipsburg’s Taryn Sides scored 31 points and had eight rebounds, six steals, four assists. Teammate Heather Schemper had 13 points, 10 rebounds.
Goodland 54, Silver Lake 51 — Goodland’s Talexa Weeter had 32 points, hitting 6 of 8 from three, and seven rebounds. Silver Lake’s Taylor Ross scored 15, hitting 7 of 11 from the field, Kaibryn Kruger had 13 points, hitting three three-pointers, and Makenzie McDaniel scored 10 with eight rebounds.
Independent 57, Medicine Lodge 42 — Isaac Combs scored 17 points to lead Independent, which will play in its first title game. Joseph Recalde-Philips had 12 points, four assists. Medicine Lodge was led by Keveon Ruiz and his 14 points. Carter Cunningham had six rebounds.
Moundridge 56, Thomas More Prep 55 — Barrett Moddelmog scored 17, Landon Kaufman 13 and Henry Hecox 12 in Moundridge’s win. Thomas More Prep’s Luke Rome had 26 points.
Riverside 45, Pittsburg Colgan 42 OT — Riverside’s Taylor Weishaar had 19 points, eight rebounds, Niahla Duncan 14 points. Lily Brown scored 21 and had six rebounds to lead Colgan.
Berean Academy 39, Hillsboro 26 — Lillie Veer scored 15 points to lead Berean Academy. Zaylee Werth had 10 for Hillsboro.
Wichita Classical 45, Olpe 44
Macksville 78, South Gray 65
Doniphan West 52, Norwich 38
Quinter 42, Frankfort 38
Greeley County 64, South Central 41 — Jaxon Brandl had 26 points, nine rebounds, four assists, six steals in Greeley County’s win. Jariath Yanez had 12 points. South Central was led by Jamie Sarmiento’s 14 points, five steals, and Gavin Uhl had 12 points, six rebounds.
Lebo 68, Axtell 52 — Lebo shot 21 of 37 from the field and Landon Grimmett was 9 of 13 from the floor, including 5 of 7 from three for 33 points. He also hit 10 of 12 from the line. Zachary Oswald had 13 points, seven rebounds, and Luke Davies had seven rebounds. Axtell’s Isaac Detweiler had 13 points, four assists and nine rebounds, and Brandon Schmelzle had 12 points.
Lebo 52, Bucklin 37 — Lebo’s Saige Hadley hit 4 of 8 from three and had 22 points, nine rebounds. Brooklyn Jones had 11 points, eight rebounds. Bucklin’s Emmerson Kirk had 13 points.
Hanover 62, Beloit St. John’s-Tipton 41 — Hanover’s Anna Jueneman had 19 points, five steals, Ceegan Atkins 18 points, nine rebounds, four steals and Massey Holley eight rebounds. Beloit St. John’s-Tipton was led by Carlie Brummer’s 16 points, three three-pointers and two steals.