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Roundup: Heights boys win comfortably in 5A sub-state opener

Published March 5 at 10:31 p.m. | Last updated March 5 at 10:32 p.m.

Semaj Hervey had 15 points and led four Heights players in double figures as the Falcons won their first Class 5A sub-state boys basketball game since the 1970s, 83-21 over visiting Arkansas City on Wednesday night.

Heights, which last competed in 5A in 1978, will play host to City League-rival Kapaun Mount Carmel in Friday’s sub-state final.

Arie Johnson had 14 points, Ealy Bell 13 and Chris Lowe 12 for the Falcons, who rolled to a 48-12 halftime lead.

5A boys

Hays 68, West 43 — West was led by Caleb Farris and Chaz Capps, who had 10 points each.

Carroll 67, Great Bend 41 — Matt Price had 16 points and Connor Evans had 13 for the host Eagles, who advance to a Friday sub-state final at Hays.

Maize South 64, Liberal 32 — The host Mavericks ran out to a 20-3 lead in advancing to a Friday sub-state final against Eisenhower. Peyten Ricks led Maize South with 24 points, while Kade Kordonowy had 18.

Eisenhower 66, Goddard 57 — Eisenhower built a double-digit lead in the third quarter to help Eisenhower to a semifinal victory. The Tigers will play host to Maize South on Friday in a sub-state final.

6A girls

Free State 50, East 23 — Astrid Same had 10 in the Blue Aces’ semifinal loss at Lawrence.

Maize 56, Campus 25 — The host Eagles led 36-12 to advance to Friday’s sub-state home final against Garden City. Saige Baalman led Maize with 11 points.

Garden City 66, Northwest 40 — Calea Carr and Cassie Pauls had 15 points each for Northwest, which was held to 12 first-half points in being eliminated.

Topeka 57, Derby 47 — Derby rallied from 11 points down in the second half but was eliminated in overtime. Topeka scored 13 straight points in the extra period. Madi Greenwood had 23 points and Grace Mitchell 12 for the Panthers.

5A girls

Eisenhower 48, Goddard 45 — Brynn Minor had 20 points to help Eisenhower hold off visiting Goddard’s late rally in a sub-state semifinal. Jenna Clasen had 19 points to lead Goddard.