Conway Springs boys trip Independent, head to 3A tournament
Travis Echelberry scored 13 points and Conway Springs’ boys rallied from an early deficit to beat Independent 57-44 on Saturday night in a Class 4A sub-state final at Douglass.
Conway Springs, which finished first to Independent’s second in the Central Plains League, advances to this week’s state tournament in Hutchinson.
Independent led 14-10 after the first quarter, but Conway rallied for a 27-22 lead by halftime and 37-28 by the start of the fourth quarter.
Eddie Fahnestock led Independent with 15 points.
Wellington 43, Mulvane 30 — The Crusaders recovered from a two-point first quarter to take the lead by the end of the third quarter, beating Mulvane to advance to the 4A tournament. Dani Anderson (12), Ashlyn Whaley (12) and Kailey Jenkins (11) all scored in double digits for the Crusaders (20-2). Mulvane (15-7) was led by Elise Gerlach’s 13 points off the bench.
Newton 51, Hays 43 — Abbie Lehman, Kendra Scott and Maddie Pendry had 14 points each as the Railers reached the 5A tournament. Newton led 25-14 at the break.
Garden Plain 44, Conway Springs 23 — Cassidy Haukap had 13 points as the Owls took control in the third quarter, advancing to Hutchinson and this week’s 3A tournament. Sara Echelberry had 14 points for Conway Springs.
Olpe 54, Berean Academy 35 — Olpe won its 2A sub-state in a battle of unbeaten teams.