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Day 1 at State Basketball: scores, stats and recaps (March 6)

By Joanna Chadwick

Class 6A


Derby 48, SM Northwest 47 — Derby (20-3) senior Destiny Smith scored the go-ahead basket with 28 seconds to go. She finished with 11 points, six assists and three steals. Madison Smith scored 15 points, hitting five three-pointers. Jaden Wilson and Macayla Askew each had six rebounds. SM Northwest’s Gabriella Heflin-Jackson scored 17 and had four steals.

SM South 50, Manhattan 35 — SM South (22-1) was led by Azaliah Funches (14 points, seven rebounds).

BV North 58, Olathe South 50 — BV North (18-4) opened the game with a 12-2 run but trailed 30-28 midway through the third quarter. The Mustangs ended the period with a 9-0 run and didn’t trail again. BV North’s Jaliya Davis scored 17 points and had nine rebounds, four assists. Tyara Davis added 12 points. Olathe South’s Macy Price scored 14 and Hayden Halliday had 13.

Wichita Heights (20-2) vs. Washburn Rural (15-7) — Washburn Rural (16-7) beat No. 2 seed Heights for the second time this season. Heights had a 10-0 lead before Washburn Rural scored its first points with 4:10 remaining in the first period. Heights also led 18-8 two minutes into the second period. Washburn Rural took had a 32-31 lead at the end of the third and didn’t lose it. Maddie Vickery scored 24 points and had nine rebounds. Heights was led by SaMiyah Ellis, who scored 15 points, hitting two three-pointers. Heaven Gilbert and Mya Mayberry had seven rebounds apiece.

Class 5A


Maize South 61, Great Bend 53 — Maize South (23-0) had three in double figures — Darius Felton (15 points, six rebounds), Jeron Askren (14 points), Michael Kates (13 points). Great Bend’s Ian Premer scored 16 points and had eight rebounds.

KC Piper 72, Shawnee Heights 71 — Piper (20-4) was led by Devin Kerr, who had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Derrick Jackson, who had 17 points. Dave Thomas and Philip Moore each scored 12 points. Shawnee Heights was led by Jaret Sanchez, who had 19 points, 10 rebounds. Brennon Dodge had 16 points, five assists and four steals.

Highland Park 57, Andover 32 — Highland Park (22-1) beat Andover (18-5) to advance to the semifinals. Jacorey Robinson scored 22 points and had 13 rebounds for Highland Park. Andover was led by Josh Kim, who had 15 points and seven rebounds.

Kapaun 60, DeSoto 53 — Kapaun (20-3) advances to the 5A semis with Corbin Johnson finishing with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Will Thengvall scored 13, and Teagan Charles had 10 points. Johnson and Corey Daniels each hit two three-pointers. DeSoto was led by David Cobin, who had 16 points, five assists.

Class 4A


Wellington 71, Andale 53 — Wellington (22-1) was led by Britt Zeka, Val Norwood and Dru Zeka, who each scored 14 points. Lyndi Barton scored 12. Barton and Britt Zeka each had six rebounds, and Norwood had five steals. Wellington hit 23 of 29 free throws. Andale’s Reagan Winter scored 13 and had nine rebounds, three blocks, and Maddison Lies scored 12.

McPherson 66, Ottawa 44 — McPherson (19-4) held Ottawa to four points in the third quarter as Karter Alvord scored 18, Jaela Thompson 14 and Jayla McLeod 13. Thompson and Alvord each had six steals, Thompson also had six rebounds and six assists. Leah Dieterich scored 16 for Ottawa.

Fort Scott 64, Clearwater 42 — Fort Scott (22-1) outscored Clearwater 21-6 in the third and 38-14 in the second half. Keegan Yarick had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Fort Scott, and Abbie Gorman had 16 points, Kylee Comstock 13. Clearwater’s Elizabeth Tjaden had 20 points and Alli Clevenger seven rebounds.

Bishop Miege 68, Labette County 33 — Miege (20-3) was led by Mary Grant, who had 20 points, Kirston Verhulst (18) and Faith McCallop (15).

Class 3A


Beloit 56, Topeka Hayden 42 — Beloit (23-1) was led by Eli Johnson, who scored 21 points and hit 10f of 12 shots. He also had seven rebounds. Bryce Beisner had 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists, five blocked shots.

Wellsville 48, Ellsworth 38 — Wellsville (21-3) advances to the semifinals, led by Kenyon Gillins’ 17 points and Calvin Dwyer’s 14. Ellsworth’s Riley Stone scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds.

SE-Saline (14-9) 54, Cheney 51 — SE-Saline (15-9) edged second-seeded Cheney to advance. SE-Saline was led by Gannon Jacobson’s 24 points — three threes — and seven rebounds. Cheney’s Jackson Voth scored 15 points and had six rebounds, Joshua Burdick 13 points, Colter McDaniel 11.

Goodland 68, Riverton 46 — Goodland (21-3) was led by Manuel Gonzalez, who had 20 points, and Brady Brumbaugh, who scored 18 and had seven rebounds. Loch North scored 21 with eight rebounds for Riverton.

Class 2A


Valley Heights 52, Leoti 35 — Valley Heights (19-5) handed top-seeded Leoti its first loss. Valley Heights’ Maggie Toerber had 16 points.

Riverside 43, Hoxie 38 — Riverside (22-2) was led by Taylor Weishaar, who had 15 points and 13 rebounds. Halle Studer had six assists and sevcen rebounds. Emily Bainter scored 16 and had 10 rebounds for Hoxie.

Pittsburg Colgan 66, Eureka 50 — With the score tied at 26 at the half, Colgan (24-0) outscored Eureka 25-7 in the third. Colgan’s Lily Brown had 28 points, 15 rebounds and Jakayla Davis scored 17. Eureka’s Brenna Rucker scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds, four assists, and teammate Ellianna Coulter scored 15.

Independent 39, Hillsboro 36– Independent (20-3) was led by Zoe Buckner, who scored 14, and Deena Holmes, who had nine rebounds. Hillsboro’s Zaylee Werth scored 19 points and had six rebounds.

Class 1A-I


South Gray 79, Canton-Galva 43 — South Gray (22-2) advances to the semifinals. Canton-Galva’s Wyatt Collins scored 17 points, hitting three three-pointers. Joseph Dyck led South Gray with 26 points.

Olpe 58, Clifton-Clyde 50 — Olpe (21-3) was led by Blake Skalsky, who had 18 points. Clifton-Clyde’s Jack Skocny scored 28 points, hitting 11 of 15 from the field.

Bishop Seabury 72, LaCrosse 51 — Seabury (20-4) was led by Aidan Page, who scored 21, and Jace Hoffman and Chase Honarvar, who each had 17 points. LaCrosse’s Caden Morgan scored 14, Gage Burk 13 and Logan Skillet 12.

Quinter 57, Central-Burden 43– Quinter (21-3) advances as Trace Kinderknecht scored 16 points.

Class 1A-II


Dighton 72, Marmaton Valley 26 — Top-seeded Dighton (23-1) advances to the semifinals. Dighton’s Daniel Cramer scored 24 points, Carson Shimer had 18 points and 14 rebounds, six assists.

Cunningham 70, Bucklin 66 — Cunningham (20-3) edged Bucklin with a pair of players who each scored 25 points — Will Wegerer and Luke Albers. They also each had nine points, and Wegerer had four assists, four steals. Bucklin’s Kaden Tilley scored 28 points and Andrew Bowman had 11 rebounds.

Axtell 54, Beloit St. John’s-Tipton 32 — Axtell (22-2) had three players in double figures — Eli Broxterman (18), Brandon Schmelzle (15) and Colin Shaughnessy (11). Broxterman and Shaughnessy each hit three three-pointers, Shaughnessy had 10 rebounds and Schmelzle four assists, five steals. Broxterman also had four steals. Beloit St. John’s-Tipton was led by Edward Horinek, who scored 11.

Lebo 59, Northern Valley 56 — Lebo (17-7) was led by Zachary Oswald, who had 21 points and 13 rebounds. Grayson Shoemaker had 18 points and four assists.

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