The first Friday of the basketball season is here, with the winter season tipping off in earnest. See how your team started the year in the Friday Girls Basketball Catch-All.
The two-time defending 6A state champion Heights was tested against Bishop Carroll, but reestablished itself with a 65-55 win over the Golden Eagles.
Another of the two City League state champions, Kapaun also picked up an early league win, ousting Wichita East 62-45.
Wichita Northwest rode the hot hand of Rhiannon Taylor for a 57-33 win over Wichita North. Taylor finished the game with 17 points for the Grizzlies . Daya Sargent and McKayla Crawford led North with Sargent scoring 8 and Crawford with 7.
Wichita South is in the win column in the City League as well with a big 68-22 win over Wichita Southeast.
AVCTL Div. II
Andover took care of Maize South 56-34 to pick up an early league win.
Heart of America
Ell-Saline started off the year defending the home court to get a 45-31 win over Hutchinson Trinity.
Hays City Shoot-Out
Emily Hiebert and Abbie Lehman scored 11 points each to lead the Railers to a 43-31 win over the hometown Hays Indians. Newton blew the game open in the fourth quarter, doubling up the Indians to pull away.
Kearney beat DeSoto 41-31, and Riley County edged Colby 37-33. Great Bend rolled Thomas More Prep 58-37.
Katrina Roenfeldt led Dodge City to a 41-30 win over Goddard with a game-high 12-point night.
Remington got a stellar performance from Kylie Schunn, who scored 20 points on the night, but it was Halstead that got the win, holding off the Broncos 44-37.
Pratt’s Jenson Maydew and Payton Hoeme helped the Greenbacks fight off Garden City in a 50-46 win. Maydew led the team with 16 points and Hoeme was close behind with 15.
The Conway Springs trio of Sara Echelberry, Brittney May, and Chelsea Ebenkamp helped the Cardinals to a 51-17 win over Medicine Lodge. Echelberry led all scorers with 16 points, May had 14, and Ebenkamp was in double figures as well with 10.
Garden Plain used a huge night from Alli Heimerman to beat Wichita Trinity 55-37. Heimerman gave the Owls 20 points on the night, and Lizzie Costello chipped in 13 as well. Kelli Henderson led the Knights with 14 points and had 9 rebounds as well.
St. John-Hudson picked up a 52-40 win over Pratt Skyline, with Teresa Christie and Morgan Osborne leading the way. Christie finished with a team-high 14 points and Osborne was close behind with 13.
Kylah Comley led Sterling with 18 points in a 46-44 nail-bitter over Berean. Chelsey Riffel helped the Black Bear’s cause with 14 points as well. Xannie Quiring led the Warriors with 14 points and Carrie Unruh added 11.
Fairfield’s Brittany Carter went for 14 points in a 60-23 win over Hutch Central Christian. Central Christian was led by Sarah Hagen who had 13 points.
South Gray got a big win over Satanta behind the strength of a 22-point night for Dusty Watkins. The Rebels beat Satanta 58-39.
Andover Central dominated Campus 69-36, and Manhattan similarly had its way with Derby in a 60-36 win for the Indians.
In a battle between two of the best teams in the state, 5A No. 2 Salina Central got the best of 4A No. 1 McPherson 41-30.
Salina South dispatched Goddard Eisenhower 58-35, while Winfield crushed rival Arkansas City 72-47.
Mulvane took out Augusta 45-33, Abilene held off Smoky Valley 39-31, and Haven dominated Pretty Prairie 61-28.
Lyons beat Elsworth 51-39 and Belle Plaine got a 44-37 win over Bluestem.