Girls roundup: South deals Northwest first loss
Kendrian Elliott scored 13 points and the South defense put the clamps on Northwest, beating the Grizzlies 44-22 in a City League girls basketball game Tuesday night at Northwest.
South (3-1) led 11-8 after the first quarter, then held Northwest to two second-quarter points for a 21-13 halftime lead. South extended the lead to 22 points by the end of the third quarter.
Cassie Pauls had nine points to lead Northwest, which lost for the first time in three games.
Andover Central's Becca Schulte
Andover Central fans
Andover Central's band
Eisenhower's Bailey Strunk
Other City League
Southeast 49, West 32 Kiana Grim and Kaylie Ines scored eight of Southeast's 16 fourth-quarter points. Both ended with 12. Allcia Ross led West with 12 points.
Heights 53, East 29 The Falcons improved to 3-1 by creating 58 extra possessions (40 forced turnovers and 18 offensive rebounds) that allowed them to take 28 more shots than East. Analyss Benally led Heights in scoring with 14 points, while freshman Tania Lowe chipped in 11. East was led by Astrid Same with nine points and 14 rebounds.
Kapaun 70, North 34 Sydney Kuhn and Sam Bachrodt scored 14 points each. The Crusaders led 22-4 after one quarter and 36-15 at halftime. Lindsey Medina, Holly Harpel and Bachrodt each hit a pair of three-pointers. Junior guard Aliyah Bernard led North with 16 points.
Andover 48, Arkansas City 31 The Trojans pulled away with a 29-7 advantage over the middle two quarters. Lexi Tillison had 11 and Maddie Routhier 10 for Andover.
Hutchinson 41, Campus 32 The visiting Colts were held to 20 points over the final three quarters after building a 12-7 first-quarter lead.
Circle 38, Augusta 35 Caylie Kifer had 18 points to lead visiting Circle.
Andover Central 52, Eisenhower 22 Andover Central ended a two-game losing streak by handling previously unbeaten Eisenhower. Andover Central was led by Becca Schultes 18 poitns and 10 rebounds, while Brooke Pedersen had 10 points and five reobunds. The Jaguars outscored Eisenhower 31-5 over the second and third quarters, including an 18-0 run that spanned less than six minutes. Brynn Minor had a game-high six points for the Tigers.
Buhler 85, El Dorado 37 The host Crusaders turned a 22-4 first-quarter lead into a 48-point Division III victory. Jessica Steffen had 30 points for Buhler, followed by Alex Keller (16), Taryn Torgerson (11) and Kellie Burns (10). Kayln Beel had 12 for El Dorado.
Valley Center 43, Goddard 23 Kennedy Weaver had 18 points and Kylie Webber had 11 for Valley Center, which led 23-14 at halftime.
Newton 41, Salina South 29 Newton outscored Salina South 19-9 in the fourth quarter to cruise to the home victory in Division I. Hannah Carlgren had 13 points and Taylor Stahly 11 for Newton. Emilee Holloway had 18 points to lead Salina South.
Salina Central 61, Maize South 35 The host Mavericks were held to four first-quarter points and trailed 33-13 at halftime. Mariah Suchan had 15 points and Jaelynn McLaurian 14 for Maize South, while Emily Wood had 27 for Salina Central.
Andale 48, Wellington 44 Andale made 7 of 9 free throws to take charge of a fourth quarter that saw constant lead changes. Carlie McComb of Wellington led all scorers with 20. Lauren Rowland led Andale with 13, while Brittany Meyer and Ashleigh Hunter added 10 apiece.
Winfield 47, Rose Hill 46 Two Viking free throws in the final seconds sealed host Rose Hills fate. Abby Berthoff had 15 points for Winfield, while Paige Decker and Autumn Lipscomb had 10 each for Rose Hill.
Central Plains League
Garden Plain 37, Conway Springs 30 The visiting Owls overcame a two-point first quarter to win a Central Plains game. Lauren Costello led Garden Plain with 12 points, while Sara Echelberry had 12 for Conway Springs.
Trinity Academy 54, Belle Plaine 19 Trinity held host Belle Plaine to 11 first-half points, taking a 16-point halftime lead and cruising from there. Shiloh Miller and Whitney Guetersloh had 11 points each and were two of 11 Knights to score.