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Day 3: State basketball semifinal scores, stats and recaps

By Joanna Chadwick

Class 6A


SM Northwest 63, Mill Valley 51 — SM Northwest’s Keaton Wagler scored 19 points, hitting 3 of 5 from three, and had six rebounds, three assists and four steals. Van Collins had 12 points, seven assists, and Ethan Taylor had five blocks. Mill Valley’s Jakhai had 17 points, Carter Kaifes 12 points, six rebounds, Mason Kemp 11 points, six rebounds. Reece Riedel had six rebounds.

Wichita Heights 74, Wichita Northwest 32 — Heights opened the game with a 16-4 run. The Falcons were led by Chase Robinson with 19 points, 12 rebounds. Aven M’boule had 13 points, hitting three three-pointers, and Amalachi Wilkins had 13 points, nine rebounds. TJ Williams had nine rebounds, three assists. Northwest’s A’Jadius Reed had six rebounds, Tasean Williams four assists.


SM South 65, BV North 49 — SM South had four players in double figures — Azailiah Funches (19 points, seven rebounds), Camryn Smith (19 points, five assists, five steals), Ashley Kramer (12 points, 4 of 4 from three) and Joycelyn Moore (10 points, five assists). BV North’s Jaliya Davis hit 6 of 9 shots and had 16 points, seven rebounds. Aubrey Shaw finished with 11 points, hitting 3 of 4 from three and Ashley Alverson had 11 points.

Washburn Rural 69, Derby 62 OT — Washburn Rural’s Maddie Vickery had nine rebounds and scored 24 points, hitting 10 of 14 from the line as the Junior Blues were 20 of 29 from the free-throw line. Zoe Canfield hit three threes and had 18 points, and Ella Hirschi had three threes. Kate Hinck had 10 rebounds, six assists and six steals. Derby’s Macayla Askew scored a game-high 35 points, shooting 17 of 21 from inside the lane. She was 1 for 1 from the line as Derby hit 4 of 8 from the free-throw line. Askew had 12 rebounds, five steals and Jaden Wilson scored 14 with five assists.

Class 5A


Kapaun 67, Highland Park 64 OT — Kapaun returns to the Class 5A title game. Will Thengvall made 4 of 8 threes and finished with 31 points, six rebounds. Corbin Johnson hit four three-pointers and had 13 points, six assists. Teagan Charles had seven rebounds, Brooks Powers six assists. Michael Williams had 20 points, and Jacorey Robinson had 20 points, 12 rebounds for Highland Park. Robinson also had five assists, four steals, two blocks.

KC Piper 61, Maize South 55 — Piper handed Maize South its first loss as Philip Moore scored 14 and had four assists and Derrick Jackson had 12 points, four steals. Devin Kerr had 11 rebounds. Maize South was led by Michael Kates, who scored 17 points, hitting three three-pointers. Sammy Dresie had 12 points, Jeron Askren nine rebounds.


Maize South 55, Emporia 47 — Ashley Singhateh scored 18 points and had eight rebounds for Maize South, and Aliyah Singhateh had 11 points, six rebounds. Emporia was led by Addie Kirmer’s 17 points, Ryan Peak had 10 rebounds, Alexa Shivley 11 points, six rebounds.

Topeka Seaman 49, Andover 45 — Seaman hands top-seeded Andover its first loss. Seaman’s Jaida Stallbaumer scored 16 points and Taylin Stallbaumer had 14. Ava Esser had 10 rebounds, Madeline Gragg eight and Anna Becker seven. Andover’s Brooke Walker scored 12 points, Bella Bouddhara hit 3 of 4 from three and Aliyah Green had 14 rebounds.

Class 4A


Hugoton 39, Atchison 38 — Hugoton’s Izeyah Harris scored 12 with eight rebounds and Issac Martin had 10 points. Atchison’s Jeter Purdy had 13 points, eight rebounds, and Xiomar Hernandez had 11 points, four steals. Trey Carter had five assists.

McPherson 62, Baldwin 49 — McPherson’s Cory Muehler hit 4 of 8 from three and finished with 26 points, three assists. Kyden Thompson had 15 points, hitting 7 of 10 from the field and Gabe Pyle scored 13 with seven rebounds and 3 of 6 from three. Baldwin had four in double figures — Cooper Carr (13 points, five assists, three steals), Talan Torrez (12), Leo Schoenberger (11) and Colton Collum (10).


Bishop Miege 61, Fort Scott 32 — Kirston Verhulst scored 14 pointsn and had 11 rebounds, and Faith McCallop scored 11. Fort Scott’s Keegan Yarick scored 19 points and had seven rebounds, five steals.

Wellington 65, McPherson 56 OT — Wellington outscored McPherson 14-5 in overtime to advance to the finals. Wellington’s Val Norwood had 26 points, hitting 9 of 13 shots, and Cruz Cornejo had 10 points and was 4 of 5 from the field. Ella Goodrum and Lyndi Barton each had six rebounds. Dru Zeka and Britt Zeka combined for seven steals. McPherson’s Karter Alvord scored 21 points, Jayla McLeod had 13 points, Jaela Thompson six assists.

Class 3A


Goodland 55, SE-Saline 38 — Brady Brumbaugh scored 22 points and had eight rebounds in the win. Linkon Cure had 12 points, four assists, six steals. SE-Saline was led by Owen Bailey’s 15 points and nine rebounds. He hit 3 of 7 from three. Gannon Jacobson had eight rebounds.

Wellsville 68, Beloit 49 –Wellsville was led by Kenyon Gillins, who had 20 points, William Dorsey with 13, Dezmond Winton 11 and Calvin Dwyer 10 with five assists. Beloit’s Bryce Beisner scored 17 points and Eli Johnson had 15 points, six rebounds, hitting 6 of 6 from three.


Hesston 40, Goodland 31 — Hesston’s Kendall Brueggen scored 19 points. Goodland’s Haley Biermann scored 10 points, and Jaxi Mitchek had six rebounds.

Silver Lake 64, Topeka Hayden 49 — Makenzie McDaniel scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds, three blocks. Kailyn Hanni and McKinley Kruger each scored 12 points, and Kailey Deiter had 11 points, nine rebounds. Topeka Hayden’s Amelia Ramsey scored 20 points and had seven rebounds, Brylee Meier scored 11.

Class 2A


Lyndon 63, Salina Sacred Heart 56 — Lyndon’s Daxten Miller scored 19 points, Jalen Massey 15 and Tanner Heckel 16 in the win. Casten Wirth had four assists and Kaedin Massey eight rebounds. Sacred Heart’s Michael Matteucci scored 10.


Riverside 53, Valley Heights 45 — Riverside’s Taylor Wishaar scored 19 on 7-of-11 shooting and had 12 rebounds, eight blocks, three steals. Teammate Ella Wisler had 12 points, Halle Studer five assists. Valley Heights’ Maggie Toerber scored 15 points, and Ava Smith 11.

Wichita Independent 48, Pittsburg Colgan 40 — Independent’s Zoey Buckner-Franklin scored 23 points and had six assists, five rebounds. Deena Holmes scored 12, hitting 6 of 7 from the field with five blocks. Colgan’s Lily Brown scored 22 points and Jakayla Davis scored 15 as they combined to shot 13 of 13 from the line.

Class 1A-I


Moundridge 56, Sterling 45 — Moundridge’s Kreighton Kanitz scored 13 points and had four assists, and Bear Moddelmog had 10 points, Zachery Dixon had nine rebounds. Sterling’s Colby Beagley and Boston Ekart each scored 12. Gabe Riffel had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Zane Farney had five assists and Ekart had seven rebounds.

South Gray 68, Olpe 64 — South Gray had four in double digits — Dominic Martin (13 points), Sam Moore (17 points, eight rebounds, five assists), Joseph Dyck (13 points), Gavin Wahl (13). Olpe’s Brecken McGuire scored 25 points, and Blake Skalsky had 22 points and 11 rebounds.


Frankfort 48, South Gray 31 — Hattie Gros scored 18 points to lead Frankfort, Emma Hardwick scored 10. Breleigh Ebert had seven rebounds, and Sydney Wapp six rebounds. Vi Helm scored 13 points to lead South Gray.

Little River 50, Centralia 42 — Little River’s Alaina Eck scored 20 points, hitting 12 of 16 from the line, and also had four steals. Teammate Arika Feldman scored 14.

Class 1A-II


Cunningham 61, Dighton 58 — Cunningham’s Luke Albers scored 25 points and had six rebounds, and Will Wegerer had 24 points, Luke McGuire five assists. Dighton’s Carson Shimer had 26 points, hitting 12 of 18 shots, and had 18 rebounds, four assists, six blocks. Boston Shimer had 11 points, three blocks, and Daniel Cramer scored 10.

Lebo 45, Axtell 38


Hanover 56, Northern Valley 28 — Hanover’s Anna Jueneman scored 24 points and had 10 steals, and Katelyn Klipp scored 11 and had six rebounds. Drew Bruna had nine rebounds, Tessa Lohse four steals. Northern Valley’s Jordyn Cox had nine rebounds and Austyn Cox had four steals.

Lebo 47, Sharon Springs 36 — Lebo’s Saige Hadley scored 13 points and had nine rebounds, Siara Crouch eight rebounds, Audrey Peek 12 points and five assists, seven steals. Sharon Springs’ Jersi Benisch had 13 points, six rebounds and Aubree Richardson nine rebounds.

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