Girls roundup: Kapaun overpowers East
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- Fridays Kansas high school basketball scores (Dec. 6)
- East beats Kapaun as basketball season begins
- Friday’s Wichita-area basketball box scores (Dec. 6)
- Northwest opens North gym with 50-45 win
- Maize South beats Andover 56-54
- Southeast boys beat South 66-32
- Heights keeps composure in opening win
- Read a recap of Friday's Kansas high school basketball action as it happened on Twitter
The Kapaun Mount Carmel girls basketball team installed an offense of four players on the perimeter, designed to take advantage of the quickness with Sam Bachrodt, Grace Hagan and Lindsey Medina outside and 6-foot-1 center Sydney Kuhn inside.
“It’s been a lot of learning, the first couple weeks,” Bachrodt said. “We had the learn, the whole entire time. We didn’t feel as prepared this year. But after this game, I think we all feel more confident about it.”
Kapaun defeated East 67-17 in the season opener at East. Bachrodt scored a game-high 21, while Kuhn added 11 points and five blocked shots.
“There were times when we played very well, ran the offense like we she should,” Kapaun coach Marvin Estes said. “Then there were times where we stalled out on the perimeter. We missed some obvious plays inside, especially with Syd.
“… With Syd inside, she’s always a threat. We know we’re not where we’d like to be right now. We’re going to hope to get better every game.”
The Cruasaders made 23 of 53 shots and held East to 4-of-34 shooting. Kapaun also forced 22 turnovers, and Bachrodt had four steals, as did Janay Jacobs.
Other City League
Carroll 46, Heights 37 — The Eagles scored the first 16 points, holding Heights scoreless until the 6:36 mark of the second quarter. Heights got within six in the fourth quarter but couldn’t trim the lead further. Rachel Doerneman led Carroll with 11 points, and Jordyn Miller had nine points and 12 rebounds.
Northwest 53, North 33 — Calea Carr, Cassie Pauls and Jordan Hall each scored nine points to lead Northwest to the victory. The Grizzlies held North scoreless for almost 8 1/2 minutes and turned a three-point lead into a 37-15 advantage. Aliyah Bernard led the Redskins with 10.
South 70, Southeast 12 — Madison Northcutt led South with 15 points, with Kirea Rogers adding 13. South held Southeast scoreless until 1:12 remaining in the first quarter, and allowed no points in the third quarter. Jazmann Brown led the Buffaloes with four points.
Andover 47, Maize South 46 — The Trojans clung to victory, despite accomplishing the following in their final 11 possessions: one missed shot, five missed free throws, six turnovers, and no points. Jaylyn Agnew (eight rebounds), Lexi Tilson (11 rebounds), and Carissa Preboth all scored nine points for Andover. Maize South was led by freshman Jaelynn McLaurian (19 points) and senior Mariah Suchan (14 points, 15 rebounds).
Andover Central 67, Campus 26 — Masen Stamp had 19 points and Skyler Snodgrass had 18 as the host Jaguars overpowered Campus. Katie Kretchmar added 10 for Central, which led 25-11 at halftime. Hayley Leeper had 13 points for the Colts.
Clearwater 38, Kingman 34 — Bryna Vogel led all scorers with 24 points as the Indians won a non-league game at Kingman. Madison Bangert had 14 points and Rebekah Voran 10 for Kingman.
Eisenhower 35, Salina South 21 — Eisenhower held visiting Salina South to nine first-half points, then took command in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Cougars 16-5. Mallory Miller had 10 points for Eisenhower.
Riley County 60, Newton 30 — Taylor Stahly had nine points to lead the Railers in the home loss to Riley County. Newton was held to 15 points through three quarters.
Central Plains League
Cheney 52, Chaparral 26 — Emily Jacobs scored 13 points and Taylor Needham had 10 for visiting Cheney, which bolted to a 32-10 halftime lead and was never threatened.
Conway Springs 41, Medicine Lodge 27 — Sara Echelberry had 21 points as the visiting Cardinals beat Medicine Lodge. Emily Hrencher had 13 points for the Indians.
Douglass 41, Independent 37 — The visiting Bulldogs overcame a one-point deficit at the end of the third quarter for the victory. Sara Dressler had 12 points for Douglass, while Elizabeth Jarvis led Independent with 13 points.
Garden Plain 58, Trinity Academy 46 — The visiting Owls built a 19-0 first-quarter lead and led 33-9 at halftime. Trinity mounted a third-quarter rally to make it closer. Nicole Dooley had 21 points for Garden Plain, while Madison Clinton had 15 for Trinity.