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Without Frankamp, North loses for first time

Published Jan. 19 at 9:29 p.m. | Last updated Jan. 19 at 9:30 p.m.

Conner Frankamp spent most of Saturday’s Dodge City Tournament of Champions title game with his elbows on his knees and his chin resting in his right palm.

Frankamp suffered a concussion Friday night and had to have 12 stitches on his left temple after falling face-first to the court when he was fouled on a dunk attempt. Sometimes he talked to his North teammates on the court, but mostly he sat quietly.

There wasn’t much to say as North lost its first game, struggling offensively without Frankamp in a 52-32 loss to unbeaten Shawnee Mission South.

“I didn’t shoot well,” said North guard Zach Beard, who had four points. “The other people, they didn’t have confidence but they were shooting and none of them were falling.”

Frankamp will miss Tuesday’s game at West, Squires said. The Redskins’ next game after that is Jan. 29 against Northwest.

Over the second and third quarters, North went more than 10 minutes without making a basket. North shot 27.3 percent (12 of 44) from the floor and was 1 of 15 from three-point range.

Tarius Williams had a team-high 10 points.

“We had 11 turnovers in the first half, and that’s not like us,” North coach Gary Squires said. “We couldn’t get in the flow of the game. It’s a learning experience for us.”

North stayed in it with defense early, forcing four first-quarter turnovers and holding SM South to 3-of-12 shooting as the teams played to a 7-7 tie.

“I thought our defense played really well,” Squires said. “… We cut off a lot of passing lanes and we did a good job of hedging on the picks.”

North tied the score at 9-all with 6:51 to go in the second period, but that’s when the offense all but disappeared and the Redskins failed to score until John Bogle’s basket with 4:22 to go in the third quarter cut SM South’s lead to 26-13.

The Redskins got within 28-19 with 1:05 to go in the third on Williams’ putback, but they were hampered because Beard and Sean Bernard, their best post player, picked up their fourth fouls early in the third quarter.

“We got within 10 a couple times and had the ball, but didn’t score,” Squires said. “We had key situations where we didn’t get it in where we needed it and missed a lot of bunnies.”

Beard said the difference in the game was Frankamp’s absence.

“We didn’t have our go-to guy, which is Conner. He gets us going on the offensive side,” Beard said.

SM South was led by Josh Pedersen’s 16 points.

Derby 64, Newton 42 — Derby coach Brett Flory said he had to put aside his own ego and have the Panthers run a zone defense against Newton in the fifth-place game.

“I’ve been a little stubborn,” said Flory, whose team has won two straight after losing three straight. “You know how it is, coaches and their egos with man-to-man defense. It can get them in trouble sometimes…. We played a little more zone than we normally do. This team has length and anticipation, and those are necessary things in a zone.”

Derby held Newton scoreless in the opening quarter. The Railers shot 34.1 percent (15 of 44) from the field and 4 of 21 from three for the game.

The Panthers opened with a putback basket by Jeremy Dunham, then got consecutive steals from Tyler Chambers, Taylor Schieber and Dunham, scoring four points off those turnovers.

Of Derby’s players in for more than three minutes, nine of 10 scored. Tyler Chambers had 13 points, while Josiah Ray had 13 points, even rebounds.

Newton was led by Austin Krogmeir’s nine points.

Wichita South 55, Buhler 49 — South did what it needed to do early against Buhler by going inside where the Titans had the clear advantage with Jordan Moore (6-foot-5), Hunter Rogers (6-7) and Kyle Bowers (6-4).

Moore finished with a team-high 13 points and nine rebounds as the Titans finished seventh.

South (2-10) showed an improved offense, shooting 51.2 percent.

“Our ball movement was better. We got down the floor, filled lanes a little better,” South coach Kendall Hope said. “… I think we just came out and were pretty focused.

“We needed a good win and we got a win.”

Buhler was led by Jace Williams’ 14 points, while Bransyn Felty added 11.

SM South 52, North 32

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SM South710122352

Wichita North – Beard 1 2-2 4, Villa 2 2-2 7, Williams 4 2-4 10, Bogle 1 0-1 2, Shockley 1 0-0 2, Jarvis 0 0-0 0, Bernard 2 1-2 5, Mathiasen 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 (1) 7-11 32.

SM South – Kaplan 1 0-1 2, Abdul 1 2-4 4, Bruster 3 1-2 7, Swoope 0 6-6 6, Caldwell 1 1-2 3, Newsome 3 4-4 10, Pedersen 5 6-8 16, Harness 1 0-0 2, Hill 0 2-2 2, Oliver 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 22-29 52.

Derby 64, Newton 42

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Derby– Theis 3, Rogers 6, Dunham 7, Hunter 11, Swink 1, Schieber 8, Osborn 2, Chambers 13, Ray 13. Totals 25 (4) 10-16 64.

Newton– Krogmeir 9, Wright 1, Morrison 3, Drinnen 6, Walker 8, Downey 8, Robinson 5, Lehman 2. Totals 15 (4) 8-12 42..

Wichita South 55, Buhler 49

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Buhler – Felty 3 4-4 11, Norquist 3 2-2 9, Berblinger 3 0-0 6, Keeler 3 1-1 7, Williams 6 2-5 14, Davis 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 (2) 9-12 49.

South– Martin 4 2-2 10, Harris 1 5-8 7, Adkins 0 0-2 0, Bowers 0 2-2 2, Griffin 4 1-1 10, Keiswetter 3 1-2 7, Moore 6 1-1 13, Rogers 3 0-0 6. Totals 21 (1) 12-18 55.