St. John-Hudson 73,
ST. JOHN — The St. John-Hudson High School boys’ basketball team, which is ranked No. 1 in Class 2A on the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, cruised past Ellinwood on Tuesday evening.
The Tigers led 19-9 after eight minutes and continued to put distance between themselves and the Eagles.
St. John was led by Dean Wade, who finished with 14 points. He was joined by 11 players who scored for the Tigers.
Gera Calleros added 13 points, and Kade Kinnamon finished with 12.
Ellinwood was led by Kyle Jenks, who scored eight points.
Kaleb Schartz and Marc Waite each punched in six points.
KINSLEY — When Otis-Bison head coach Erin Patrick took over the job, he said he wanted to focus on defense first.
The Cougars are now ranked No. 8 in 1A Division-II, and holding opponents under 30 points.
Otis-Bison got a 19-point performance from Kyle Patrick, the Cougars’ 6-foot-6 junior.
Hayden Maier added nine points.
LARNED — Cimarron led 40-27 at halftime, and held off the Indians for a victory.
Larned was led by Brayden Smith, who scored 19 points.
Michael Reece added 11 points.
St. John-Hudson 44
ST. JOHN — Tied with eight minutes remaining, the 2A No. 9-ranked Ellinwood Lady Eagles edged the Lady Tigers in the final quarter.
Rachel Doll scored a game-high 15 points, and Kelsea Ward added 10 points.
The Lady Tigers were led by Teresa Christie, who scored 14 points.
Alexis Witt added 12 points.
KINSLEY — Kinsley got out to a quick early lead, and strolled to a win over Otis-Bison.
The Lady Cougars were led by Taylor Raegan, who finished with 17 points.
Annie Kraisinger added 11 points for Otis-Bison.
LARNED — Cimarron led 41-13 at halftime, and coasted to a win over Larned.
The Lady Indians were led by Allison Aldrich, who put in three 3-pointers on her way to 16 points.
Ashtynn Burns of Cimmaron scored a game-high 34 points.
— Kevin Price