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Boys roundup: Heights rallies by North in OT

Published Dec. 10 at 10:57 p.m. | Last updated Dec. 10 at 10:58 p.m.

Needing to make three free throws to send the game to overtime Tuesday night, Heights’ Chris Lowe made them all after being fouled on a three-point attempt. The Falcons took control in overtime and won their home opener 69-63 over North in a City League boys basketball game.

The free throws were Lowe’s only points of the game.

Heights (2-0) rallied for the second straight game. It scored the first five points of overtime and North didn’t catch up. Ealy Bell led Heights with 16 poitns, while Semaj Hervey and Davon Gill had 14 each.

Tarius Williams had a game-high 26 points for North (0-2), while Tray Beard had 16 and John Bogle 11.

Other City League

Kapaun 48, South 41 — South led by three with two minutes left, but Kapaun closed the game on a 10-0 run to steal a win. South junior Kaden Griffin scored 16 points, but missed two free throws with 1:24 left, and teammate Hunter Rogers missed a pair of foul shots on the next possession. Kapaun fueled its game-winning run by hitting 9 of 9 free-throw attempts in the final three minutes. Junior Thomas O’Connor scored 19 of his game-high 26 points in the first half.


Salina Central 67, Andover Central 55 — Darraja Parnell outdueled Salina Central’s Treyton Hines, but host Salina Central got the inter-division victory. Parnell scored 34 points to Hines’ 30, but Andover Central fell behind 34-22 by halftime and never got within a few points.

Derby 57, Goddard 46 — James Conley had 22 points and the Panthers built a double-digit lead by halftime. Jeremy Dunham also had 13 for Derby, while Tucker Vang had 17 to lead Goddard.

Eisenhower 72, Hutchinson 54 — Trevon Evans was held to 15 points, but teammate Brennan Stemple had 19 to lead the visiting Tigers.


Collegiate 68, Cheney 61 — The host Spartans rallied for a fourth-quarter comeback, getting 16 points from Brodey Dick and 15 from Cameron Christian in a Cheney tournament game. Isaiah Grover had 12 points and Austin Wheelock 11 for the Cardinals.

Valley Center 49, Chaparral 44 — Jacob Brittain had 16 points and Jason Barbour 11 as the visiting Hornets won a Cheney tournament game. Ryley Menhusen led the Roadrunners with 14 points.

Circle 71, Independent 68 — Dylan Driver scored 30 points for the host Thunderbirds in a tournament game. Jonny Richmond led Independent with 14 points, while teammate Michael Kay had 13.

Hesston 63, Garden Plain 39 — Grant Raleigh scored 18 points and the Swathers jumped on Garden Plain early in a victory in the Owls’ tournament. Teammates Wyatt McKinney and Ryan Schadler scored 14 points each. Nick Thimmesch had 16 for Garden Plain.