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Roundup: Wichita South escapes upset by Class 1A girls team

Published Jan. 26 at 11:14 p.m. | Last updated Jan. 26 at 11:15 p.m.

Kirea Rogers scored 15 points, including the game-winning basket late in overtime as Wichita South held off the Class 1A St. John girls basketball team 26-24 in the finals of the Pratt tournament on Saturday night.

South, a 6A school that’s in second place in the City League, led 5-2 after one quarter and 12-8 at halftime. South still led 18-11 starting the fourth quarter, but St. John rallied to force overtime by holding South to two fourth-quarter points.

Maddie Northcutt and Kendrian Elliott made two free throws each for South in overtime before Rogers’ basket.

Haven

Haven 45, Buhler 29 — Cora Ezell and Samantha Stallbaumer each had 12 points as Haven won its own tournament. Hailey Davis added 11 points for Haven, which led 30-13 at halftime and wasn’t threatened. Taryn Torgerson had 12 points and Josie Williams 11 for Buhler.

Moundridge 45, Conway Springs 30 — Brooke Holloway scored 18 points for Moundridge’s third-place victory in a rematch of the 2012 championship game, also won by the Wildcats. Chelsea Ebenkamp led Conway with eight points.

Cheney 50, Kingman 46 — The Cardinals won fifth place with a second-half rally after trailing by three at halftime. Taylor Denney and Emily Jacobs led Cheney with nine points, while Sada Smith had 15 for Kingman.

Halstead 40, Nickerson 27 — Sydney Beat had 16 points in the Dragons’ seventh-place victory.

Berean Academy

Trinity Academy 38, Berean Academy 37 — Kristin Miller scored 17 points — 12 on three-pointers — as Trinity won the Berean Academy tournament.

Douglass 41, Goessel 34 — Zoey Green scored 10 points to lead Douglass to a third-place victory.

Bluestem 41, Burrton 28 — Leading by one at halftime, Bluestem scored all eight third-quarter points in a fifth-place victory. Hannah Davis had 14 for Bluestem and Brandee Oliver added 10.

El Dorado

East 54, Circle 33 — The Blue Aces took third place with a 28-11 halftime lead and 17 points from Relina Johnson. Kimirra Lee had 11 points and Raven Baldwin added 10. Katelynn Wilson had 12 to lead Circle.

El Dorado 46, Collegiate 27 — Hannah Helferich’s 12 points led the host Wildcats past Collegiate for fifth place. Jerica Skar had 12 for Collegiate.

West 57, Augusta 51 — Jamisha Bonner scored 26 points and Aujanae McCoy added 14 as the Pioneers claimed seventh place. West took an 18-8 lead after one quarter and held on. Casady Marlnee had 17 points to lead Augusta.

Emporia

Hutchinson 66, Derby 60 — Alyxis Bowens scored 31 points in Derby’s fifth-place loss. Madi Greenwood added 14 for the Panthers, who lost a four-point halftime lead. Shayla DeGarmo led Hutchinson with 18 points.

Eisenhower 69, Lawrence 67 — Kilah Hoenscheidt scored 20 points, including six over three overtimes, to lead the Tigers past Lawrence for seventh place. Rachel Lee added 13 points, including a crucial free throw in the final OT.

McPherson

McPherson 56, Andale 46 — The host Bullpups won third place by overcoming a small halftime deficit. Katelyn Loecker had 16 points and Abby Pedersen 14 for McPherson. Rachel Eck led Andale with 19 points.

Valley Center 54, Hays 34 — A stingy Hornets defense held Hays to no more than four baskets in each fo the first three quarters, winning fifth place handily. Elayna Coleman had 12 points to lead Valley Center.

Southeast 56, Dodge City 45 — Cheyenne Bullock had 16 points for the Buffaloes, who took seventh place with the victory.

Newton

Newton 48, Kapaun 44 — Hannah Carlgren scored 19 points, including seven points in the fourth quarter, as the host Railers secured third place by handing Kapaun its second straight loss. Carlgren made 5 of 7 free throws in the final quarter, part of Newton’s 9-of-13 effort in the final quarter. Kapaun was led by Sydney Kuhn’s 17 points.

Andover Central 53, Carroll 44 — Eighteen points from Masen Stamp and 14 from Skyler Snodgrass helped the Jaguars take fifth place. Carroll, which trailed by 10 at the end of the first quarter, was led by Shelby Lopez’s 12 points.

Garden City 51, Goddard 27 — Emily Rausch scored 11 points in Goddard’s seventh-place game loss.