Girls roundup: South clinches share of City League title
South clinched a share of its second straight City League girls basketball championship with a 48-25 victory over East on Tuesday night at South.
The Titans (19-1, 15-1) completed the regular season with only a league loss to Kapaun Mount Carmel, which can tie South if it can beat Heights on Thursday night.
Patriece Dodson scored 14 points and Kendrian Elliott had 13 for South, which took control by shutting out East in a 14-0 third quarter.
Kapaun 67, Northwest 16 — Sydney Kuhn had 21 points and Sam Bachrodt had 18 as the visiting Crusaders won to remain a half-game behind South in the league standings. Kapaun (17-2, 14-1) plays at Heights on Thursday with a chance to share the crown.
Carroll 65, West 21 — Shelby Lopez had 15 points as Carroll clinched no worse than third place in the City League. Teammates Brynn Maul, Jordyn Miller and Rachel Doerneman had 10 points each.
Heights 62, Southeast 18 – Kiersten Parks scored 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Analyss Benally added 12 points as host Heights improved to 11-9. The Falcons, who led 36-5 at halftime, made 8 of 22 three-pointers, including three by Benally. Kiana Grim scored six points – all in the second half – for Southeast.
Andale 52, Clearwater 17 — Visiting Andale pulled within a game of first-place Clearwater, which was playing without leading scorer Bryna Vogel, out with an injury. Andale led 4-2 after one quarter but 22-6 at halftime. Lauren Rowland led Andale with 15 points. Each team has one game remaining Thursday.
Andover 50, Valley Center 33 — Hayley Meisch had 13 points and Lexi Tilson and Jaylyn Agnew had 12 each as Andover clinched the Division II title. Andover took a 16-6 first-quarter lead and extended the lead to 17 by halftime.
Goddard 51, Arkansas City 42 — Jessica Gardner had 15 points and Jenna Clasen added 13 for host Goddard in its victory.
Augusta 45, Wellington 40 — Maddy Leedom hit 8 of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter as Augusta held off Wellington. Leedom finished with 13 points for Augusta, which had an 18-point in the second half. Wellington cut the lead to three with 14 seconds remaining, but Leedom’s hit two free throws to ice it.
Buhler 68, Mulvane 53 — The visiting Crusaders got 24 points from Alex Keller and 23 from Jessica Steffen. Destynee Donaldson had 14 points to lead Mulvane, with Aubree Burkhart adding 13.
Circle 24, Collegiate 19 — Caylie Kifer had six points to lead Circle in a game where neither team scored more than nine points in a quarter. Jordan Hull had 10 points to lead Collegiate.
Eisenhower 59, Maize South 37 — Eisenhower led by 19 points entering the fourth quarter, then used a full-court press to build a 12-0 run in a blowout win. Brynn Minor led Eisenhower with 13 points, while Ali Blasi (11) and Emily King (10) also hit double figures. Sophomore Elizabeth Bally led Maize South with 11 points, and freshman Jaelynn McLaurian added nine.
McPherson 51, Rose Hill 34 — Abby Pedersen hit 15 of 15 free throws, nine in the final quarter, to help McPherson hold off Rose Hill. The Rockets pulled within six points. Rose Hill was led by Autumn Lipscomb with 21 points.
Newton 52, Hutchinson 29 — Taylor Stahly had 24 points and Hannah Carlgren 13 for the visiting Railers.
Campus 52, Salina South 44 — Hayley Leeper had 12 points and Reagan Brown 11 for the host Colts in their victory.
Central Plains League
Cheney 65, Medicine Lodge 28 — The Cardinals clinched the Central Plains League title behind Emily Jacobs’ 15 points and Taylor Needham’s 14. Cheney (16-2, 8-0) led 25-1 after one quarter.
Conway Springs 58, Chaparral 31 — The visiting Cardinals led 36-11 at halftime. Sara Echelberry had 21 points to lead Conway.
Independent 37, Trinity Academy 34 — The Knights (13-7) could not avoid the senior night upset on Independent’s court, as they produced four open shots in the final two minutes that could have either taken the lead or tied but missed all four. Independent (9-11) was led by Sydney Clark (10 points), Alise Coccetella (8), and Adrien Valmont (8), while Kristin Miller scored eight to lead Trinity.