The boys’ tournaments weren’t the only tournaments in the state Thursday. There were a few on the girl’s side, and they were good matchups.
The song remains the same for the Wichita Heights Lady Falcons. North traveled to Heights to face the top-ranked team in 6A. The Lady Redskins are in last place in the City League and it showed as Heights dominated 91-16.
Kapaun took care of West on its home floor 53-21. The Lady Crusaders held West to single-digit point totals in each quarter. Kapaun led 34-11 at halftime and 18-5 after the first quarter. Kapaun’s Camille Kollar led all players with 11 points and teammate Molly McAulliffe added nine in the victory. Kenesha Jones led the Lady Pioneers with six points.
Northwest and Southeast were tied after the first quarter, but Southeast couldn’t keep pace with the Lady Grizzlies, as it lost 51-36. Northwest distanced itself in the second quarter when it outscored the Lady Golden Buffaloes 19-4. Northwest cruised the rest of the way. Southeast’s Jamillah Bonner led all players with 21 points; no other Lady Golden Buffalo scored more than seven points. Brianna Caldwell led the scoring for the Lady Grizzlies with 17. Alaina Shine added 12 in the win.
Maize South was down 22-21 to Buhler at halftime, but by the end of the third quarter, the game was tied at 32. The Lady Crusaders then outscored Maize South 17-9 in the final eight minutes of play to win 49-41. Buhler’s Taryn Torgerson led all players with 14 points and Josie Williams added 11 in the win. Emily Martin led the Lady Mavericks with 12 points. Lindsey Moser scored 10 points.
Rose Hill was down 17 points to Circle going into the final quarter and won. The Lady Rockets mounted a massive comeback to take down the Lady Thunderbirds in overtime. Rose Hill’s Kayla Justice and Kelsey Webber both scored 23 points to lead all players. Kyrstie Ehm scored a team-leading 18 points. Charity Hon added 12 in the losing effort.
The Reminton Lady Broncos took down the Wichita Trinity Lady Knights 63-36. Remington was in control from the beginning of the contest leading 12-6 after the first quarter and held a 27-19 lead at halftime. Remington’s Quin Tillotson led all scorers with 15 points. Mandy McNeill added 10 points in the victory. Lydia Manning led the Lady Knights with 11 points.
Riley County led Goodland by three points at the end of the first half and kept that trend going for the second half as it came away with the 36-34 win. Goodland’s Ashley Archer led all players with 16 points. No other Cowgirl scored more than six points. Rachel Rheaume scored 11 points to lead the Lady Falcons.
Hesston held Winfield scoreless for the first quarter to take a 23-0 lead. The Lady Swathers were ahead at halftime 45-8. It cruised the rest of the game to win 65-26. Ashley Weaver alone almost outscored Winfield with 22 points. Sam Short and Laci McCartney scored 16 and 12 points, respectively.
Wamego held a three point lead at halftime over Republic County 21-18. The game was tied at 34 going into the final quarter. Wamego was able to score 11 more points in the final quarter for the 57-46 win. Wamego’s Kaylee Page led all players 26 points. Kolbie Hefty added 10 points in the win. Republic County’s Kayley Johnson and Hunter Duensing led the Lady Buffaloes with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Royal Valley Tournament
It was never close in the Wabaunsee-Pleasant Ridge Matchup, as the Lady Chargers jumped out to a 12-4 first quarter lead and built on it for a 30-9 halftime score. Wabaunsee went on to win 51-29.
Salina Invitational Tournament
Abilene edged Smoky Valley 38-37 for third place in the Salina Invitational Tournament. Abilene outscored Smoky Valley 11-1 in the first quarter, but was able to chip away at the lead, but couldn’t get over the hill for the win. Smoky Valley’s Taylor Whittaker led all scorers with 13 points. Lori Dauer added 11 points in the victory.