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HOISINGTON 61, HALSTEAD 25

HOISINGTON – Co-league leader Hoisington rolled past Halstead 61-25 behind 15 points by Drew Nicholson to tie for first place.

The Cardinals (14-3, 5-1 CKL) led 39-12 at halftime. Mason Haxton (13) and Bralen Thompson (10) scored in double figures.

Halstead      7   5 11 2 – 25

Hoisington 22 17 19 3 – 61

HOISINGTON (14-3, 5-1)—Nicholson 5-8 2-3 15, Haxton 5-6 1-4 13, Brewer 2-5 0-0 5, Richards 0-2 0-0 0, Thompson 5-8 0-010, Moooney 1-2 0-0 3, Robinson 3-7 0-0 6, Dolezal 1-2 0-0 2, Hanzlick 3-7 0-0 , Totals 25-47 3-7 61.

3-pointers—H 8-17 (Nicholson 3-3, Haxton 2-3, Brewer 1-3, Mooney 1-1, Richards 0-2, Thompson 0-2, Hanzlick 1-3).

HALSTEAD 48, HOISINGTON 34

HOISINGTON – Halstead’s Karenna Gerber scored 31 points as Halstead's girls roared past pesky Hoisington 48-34 in Friday’s Central Kansas League basketball game.

Livvy Brewer hit a jumper, Isabelle Gonzalez and Keeley Wolf converted free throws for a 22-17 score. Gerber scored 18 first-half points to go with 12 rebounds. Halstead led 40-24 after three quarters. Kaleigh O’Brien scored nine points and Josie Engel finished with six points and six boards.

Hoisington (4-13, 1-5 CKL) Keeley Wolf led the pack with 10 points, followed by four points apiece from Livvy Brewer, Isabelle Gonzalez and Ava Henry. 

Halstead (14-3, 5-1 CKL) has lost to No. 3 Haven (3A) and No. 5 Nickerson (4A). 

Halstead 14 12 14 8 – 48

Hoisington 6 11 7 10 – 34

ST. JOHN 72, VICTORIA 37

ST. JOHN – Red-hot Elijah Delp contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds to spark the Tigers past Victoria 72-37 in Friday's Central Prairie League basketball game.

CPL leader St. John (15-3, 7-0 CPL) won its seventh consecutive game to clinch a tie for the CPL title with Tanner Halling and Marshall Woolf each contributing 12 points. Marshall Woolf had four assists.

Victoria 3 10 12 12 – 37

St. John 15 24 22 11 – 72

ST. JOHN (15-3, 7-0)–Elija Delp 1-5 10-10 12, Tanner Halling 5-9 2-5 12, Marshall Woolf 6-9 0-0 12, Toby Woolf 4-5 0-0 8, Fernandez 3-5 0-0 8, Ortiz 2-3 0-0 5, Smith 1-1 1-1 3, Fisher 1-3 0-0 2, Calleros 1-3 0-0 3, Dunn 1-2 0-0 2, Adame 1-1 0-0 2, Miller 1-1 0-0 3, Totals 27-47 0-0 72.   

3-pointers–SJ 5-10 (Fernandez 2-3, Miller 1-1, Calleros 1-1, Ortiz 1-1, Delp 0-2, M. Woolf 0-2). Rebounds–SJ 33 (Delp 10). Assists–SJ 16 (M. Woolf 4). Steals–SJ 10 (Ortiz 3).

ST. JOHN 47, VICTORIA 23

ST. JOHN — Erin Crissman rescued the St. John Tigers with 14 points in a 47-23 Central Prairie League basketball victory over Victoria. Jade Portillo hiot a [pair of 3-pointers and scored 10 points.

Victoria 11 0 11 1 — 23

St. John 14 18 10 5 — 47

VICTORIA ()—Dome 2 0-0 6, Hammerschmidt 2 0-0 6, Sander 2 2-2 6, Huser 1 0-0 2, Kaitlyn Windholz 1 0-2 2, Kuhn 0 1-2 1, Totals 8 3-6 23. 

ST. JOHN (9-8, 3-4)—Erin Crissman 6 2-5 14, Portillo 4 0-0 10, Claussen 3 0-0 6, Hudson 3 0-0 6, Bree Meyer 2 0-0 5, Smith 1 2-2 4, Payton Meyer 1 0-0 2, Hacker 0 0-1 0, Totals 20 4-8 47. 

3-pointers—V 4 (Dome 2, Hammershmidt 2); SJ 3 (Portillo 2, B. Meyer 1).

CENTRAL PLAINS 84, LACROSSE 15

LACROSSE – It’s 129 and counting. The Central Plains girls roared past LaCrosse 84-15 Friday to extend the state’s all-time winning streak to 129 games in a row.

Emily Ryan (22), Addison Crites (17), Kassidy Nixon (15) and Delaney Rugan (10) scored in double figures.

Central Plains 34 15 25 10 – 84

LaCrosse          4 10   1   0 – 15

CENTRAL PLAINS (18-0)—Emily Ryan 22, Addison Crites 17, Kassidy Nixon 15, Rugan 10, Lamatsch 2, Hammeke 2, Jeffrey 2, Potter 2.

BUCKLIN 64, MACKSVILLE 63

BUCKLIN – Macksville’s boys placed four players in double figures, but lost a heartbreaker 64-63 to pesky Bucklin in a non-league basketball game.

Macksville placed Harley Blaske (15), Ryan Kuckelman (13), Cleven Huggins (13) and Rogelio Ibarra (1) in double figures. Kuckleman contributed 15 rebounds and five assists in his best high school game. Huggins grabbed 14 rebounds.

”We really did a good job of continuing to battle after Bucklin shot the ball so well,” said Macksville coach Jeff Kuckelman. “We fought back a second time when they built a double digit lead in the second half. We got it back tied but could never get the lead. Our kids were very resilient but we just turned it over too much to give a serious chance to win the game.”

Macksville 11 17 14 21 – 63

Bucklin      18 18 13 15 – 64

MACKSVILLE (7-10)—Blaske 7-10 1-4 15, Kuckelman 5-13 3-4 13, Huggins 5-11 3-4 13, Rogelio Ibarra 4-13 0-0 10, Alvaro Ibarra 2-4 0-0 6, Barron 3-11 0-0 6; Totals 26-62 7-12 63.

3-pointers—M 4-14 (A. Ibarra 2-4, R. Ibarra 2-8, Barron 0-2), Rebounds—M 44 (Kuckelman 15). Assists—M 13 (Kuckelman 5). Steals—M 4. 

BUCKLIN 61, MACKSVILLE 49

BUCKLIN – Macksville’s Lydia Mendez scored 11 points and Abi Ibarra added 10 points in a 61-49 non-league basketball loss to Bucklin.  

Macksville 8 14 15 12 – 49

Bucklin      15 12 21 13 – 61

MACKSVILLE (4-13)—Lydia Mendez 3-15 0-0 11, Abi Ibarra 5-8 0-0 10, Kuckelman 4-5 0-0 8, Duncan 1-6 2-2 4, Garcia 1-8 2-2 4, Huggins 3-5 0-0 6, Galan 2-5 0-0 4, Clawson 0-2 0-0 0, Yoselin Ibarra 1-2 0-0 2, Totals 20-56 0-0 49.

3-pointers—M 3-9 (Mendez 2-8, Garcia 1-1), Rebounds—M 35 (Kuckelman 15). Assists—M 13 (Kuckelman 5). Steals—M 4. 

ELLINWOOD 80, KINSLEY 38

KINSLEY – Red-hot Britton Dutton scored 22 points with three steals as Ellinwood rolled past Kinsley 80-38 in Friday’s Central Prairie League showdown.

Ellinwood (12-4, 4-2 CPL) also placed David Hammeke (17) and Tyler Stuhlsatz (14) in double figures. Hammeke grabbed 11 rebounds. The Eagles converted 11 of 20 3-pointers to outscore the Coyotes 33-15.

Ellinwood 23 25 22 10 – 80

Kinsley      8 13 16 1 – 38

ELLINWOOD (12-4, 4-2)—Dutton 7-1`4 3-4 22, Hammeke 7-13 3-6 17, Stuhlsatz 6-9 0-0 14, Niles 1-3 0-0 3, Wondra 2-5 3-4 7, Doll 3-5 0-0 6, Knop 3-6 0-0 8, Zink 1-2 0-0 3, Totals 30-57 9-14 80.

KINSLEY—Gleason 4 0-0 9, Schmidt 3 3-4 9, Haynes 3 0-0 9, Holguin 1 0-0 5, Newsom 2 2-4 6, Totals 14 5-8 38.

3-pointers—E 11-20 (Dutton 5-7, Stuhlsatz 2-5, Knop 2-3, Niles 1-3, Zink 1-1, Doll 0-1); K 5 (Haynes 3, Holguin 1, Gleason 1). Rebounds—E 36 (Hammeke 11). Assists—E 18 (Dutton 4, Stuhlsatz 4, Doll 4). Steals—E 10 (Dutton 3). 

KINSLEY 65, ELLINWOOD 47

KINSLEY – Kinsley's girls roared past Ellinwood 65-47 in Friday’s Central Prairie League showdown.

Ellinwood's Mya Maxwell continued to excel with 18 points and four 3-pointers. Brittney Simpson added 10 points. Daphne Doll contributed 11 rebounds and two steals for Ellinwood (7-8, 3-3 CPL).

Ellinwood 13 12 8 14 – 57

Kinsley  26 10 13 16– 65

ELLINWOOD (7-8, 3-3)—Mya Maxwell 6-24 2-3 18, Simpson 4-9 0-0 10, Doll 3-9 3-7 9, Dimitt 2-8 0-0 4, Baker 1-3 2-4 4, Klepper 1-9 0-0 2, Totals 17-62 7-14 47.

3-pointers—E 6-21 (Maxwell 4-12, Simpson 2-4, Klepper 0-2, Dimitt 0-3. Rebounds—34 (Doll 11). Assists—E 7 (Baker 2, Klepper 2). Steals—E 7 (Doll 2). 

OTIS BISON 56, NESS CITY 31

NESS CITY – Otis-Bison’s Maddie Wiltse scored 20 points and Cristen Trapp (15) and Cora Anderson (14) scored in double figures in a 56-31 Central Prairie League basketball victory over Ness City.

The Cougars (16-1, 4-1 CPL) led 31-13 at halftime. 

Otis-Bison 17 14 11 14 – 56

Ness City    4   9   9  9 – 31

OTIS-BISON (16-1, 4-1)—Maddie Wiltse 7 6-8 20, Trapp 7 1-3 15, Anderson 6 2-4 14, Bartonek 1 0-0 2, Maier 1 1-2 3, Baalman 1 0-0 2, Totals 23 10-17 56.

NESS CITY (3-15, 1-5)—Seib 3 0-0 9, Pfannenstiel 0 1-2 1, Reinhardt 2 1-2 5, Morales 0 2-2 2, Flax 3 0-0 6, Liggett 1 0-0 2, Stark 2 0-0 4, Delaney 1 0-0 2, Totals 12 4-6 31.

3-pointers—C 3 (Seib 3).

NESS CITY 83, OTIS-BISON 57

NESS CITY – Ness City's Taylor Cable scored 28 points to spark the Eagles past Otsi-Bison 83-57 in Friday's Central Prairie League basketball victory.

Otis-Bison (3-14, 0-5 CPL) was paced by Jayce Kohls with 20 points and Peytan Butler added 12 points.

Otis-Bison 10 9 20 18– 57

Ness City    12 26 23 22 – 83

OTIS-BISON (3-14, 0-5)—Kohls 7 5-8 20, Butler 5 0-0 12, Dalton Regan 3 4-10 10, Thille 4 0-0 9, Christian Roth 0 3-5 3, Reeves 0 2-2 2, Graff 0 1-2 1, Totals 19 15-26 57. 

NESS CITY (9-9, 3-3)—Taylor Cable 13-20 2-3 28, Rodriguez 1-1 0-0 3, Guzman 6-14 0-0 13, E. Seib 4-10 0-0 10, Delaney 1-7 0-0 2, Stoecklein 2-5 0-0 6, Lopez 4-6 0-0 8, Ross 3-8 1-2 7, Fehrenbach 2-3 2-2 6, Schriber 0-4 0-0 0, Totals 36-84 5-6 83.    

3-pointers—OB 4 (Butler 2, Kohls 1, Thille 1); NC 6-23 (Seib 2, Stoecklein 2, Guzman 1, Rodriguez 1).

DIGHTON 64, OTIS-BISON 39

OTIS – Dighton's Kaden Bradstreet scored a career high 37 points to spark the Hornets past Otis-Bison 64-39 in Thursday's non-league basketball game.

Otis-Bison (3-13) was led by Dalton Regan with 13 points and Jayce Kohls (12)  and Peytan Butler (10) scored in double figures.

Dighton  19 12 13 20 – 64

Otis-Bison 7 7 15 10 – 39

DIGHTON (11-8)—Kaden Bradstreet 17 3-3 37, Blaine Whipple 4 0-0 9, Shapland 2 3-4 7, Coleman 3 0-0 7, Landgraft 1 0-0 3, Wilkinson 0 1-2 1, Totals 27 7-9 64.   

OTIS-BISON (3-13)—Dalton Regan 4 4-7 13, Kohls 4 2-2 12, Butler 4 0-0 10, Graff 1 0-0 2, Lopez 1 0-2 2, Maneth 0 0-2 0, Totals 14 6-13 39. 

3-pointers—D 3 (Landgraft 1, Whipple 1, Coleman 1); OB 5 (Butler 2, Kohls 2, Regan 1).

SOUTH CENTRAL 70, PAWNEE HEIGHTS 43 

COLDWATER — Pawnee Heights Tiger Harrison VanMeter scored 12 points and Alec Carlson added 11 points in a 70-43 Southern Plains Iroquois basketball loss to South Central.

Tiger Alec Carlson dished out three assists with three steals.

Pawnee Heights 12 10 12 9 — 43

South Central 20 16 18 16 — 70

PAWNEE HEIGHTS (7-10)—VanMeter 6-10 0-0 12, Carlson 4-12 1-2 11, Colglazier 4-7 0-0 8, Hands 3-4 0-0 6, Flores 2-6 0-0 4, Gilliland 1-2 0-0 2, Cordero 0-1 0-0 0, Totals 20-42 1-2 43.

3-pointers—PH 2-11 (Carlson 2-6, Cordero 0-1, Flores 0-4). Rebounds—PH 22 (VanMeter 6). Assists—PH 9 (Colglazier 3, Flores 3, Carlson 3). Steals—PH 9 (Hands 3, Carlson 3).

SOUTH CENTRAL 61, PAWNEE HEIGHTS 35

Pawnee Heights 5 12 9 9 — 35

South Central 19 23 12 7 — 61

SOUTH CENTRAL (13-5)—Herd 8-12 2-2 18, Sierra Jellison 6-16 1-3 16, Maris 2-5 0-0 4, M. Jellison 32-3 0-0 4, Peterson 1-3 3-4 5, Lohrding 2-4 1-1 5, Macias 0-1 0-0 0, Hackney 2-7 0-0 5, Girk 3-7 1-3 7, Totals 26-58 8-13 61.

3-pointers—SC 1-2 (Hackney 1-1, S. Jellison 0-1). Rebounds—SC 27 (Girk 7). Assists—SC 3. Steals—SC 24 (Herd 5, M. Jellison 5).