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Area Prep Roundup
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St. John 50, Ellinwood 20

ELLINWOOD — The St. John High School girls’ basketball team, ranked No. 8 in Class 1A Division-I in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, jumped ahead of Ellinwood (2-7) in the first quarter, 11-2, and held the lead to win on Tuesday night.
St. John (7-0) was led by Teresa Wade, who scored a game-high 15 points and was the only Lady Tigers player in double digits.
Morgan Osborne and Jamie Waters each added nine points, and Rhian Collins score six.
Bailey Schartz led the Lady Eagles, scoring six points. Darrien Beckwith, Brooke Panning and Lauren Thill each contributed four points.

Claflin 59,
Quivira Heights 35

BUSHTON — Claflin (9-1) and Quivira Heights (6-2) concluded more than just a game on Tuesday night in Bushton.
The two high schools, separated by only eight miles, have been rivals for years. Next year, the two schools will merge, and the rivalry will cease.
The Lady Wildcats, ranked No. 6 in Class 1A Division-I, amassed a 29-14 lead at halftime and held the lead throughout the second half to win the final game of the rivalry.
Claflin had three girls with 13 points: Courtney Liebl, Sydney Rugen and Natalie Hoffman.
Ashlee Maier added six points, and Morgan Hekele and Jennifer Hitschmann each contributed four.
The Lady Thunderbirds, ranked No. 4 in Class 1A Division-II, were led by Kinsey Phelan, who scored 12 points.
Minda Burton and Lindsey Woodmansee each scored seven points.

Kinsley 50, Otis-Bison 25
OTIS — A 19-point second quarter gave Kinsley a 29-14 halftime lead that Otis-Bison (2-6) was unable to cut into on Tuesday night.
Janel Tammen led the Lady Cougars with seven points. Hannah Bannister was right behind her with six points.
Emily Schneider and Dekota Nelson each added four points, and Kim Pechanec and MacKenzie Boone both scored two.

Spearville 53,
Pawnee Heights 22

ROZEL — Spearville had a 29-3 lead at halftime and a 19-point second half from Pawnee Heights (0-7) wasn’t strong enough to climb back.
The Lady Tigers were led by Jackie Dvorak, Capree Worthey and Jodie Skelton, who each scored five points.
Corrina Spence added four points and Rachel Wasko scored three.

Cimarron 33, Larned 22
CIMARRON – The Cimarron High School girls’ basketball team, ranked No. 5 in Class 2A in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, was down 12-11 after the first half on Tuesday night, but scored 22 points in the second half to beat Larned (2-5).
The Indians were led by Brittney Perez, who scored 10 points including two 3-pointers and 2 for 2 from the free-throw line.
Brittanie Miller pumped in six points, Amanda Haberman added four and Katey Vratil put in two free throws.

Quivira Heights 64, Claflin 49

BUSHTON – The final chapter in the rivalry between Claflin (1-9) and Quivira Heights (6-3) was written Tuesday night when the Thunderbirds routed Claflin for the final time.
The Thunderbirds were ahead after the first quarter, 17-12 and the Wildcats never climbed back.
The Quivira Heights offense was led by Gunner Phelan, who pumped in 27 points.
Taylor Siemsen was right behind him with 24 points, including five 3-pointers. Bryce Straub added seven, and Jordan Trevino, Joe Barton and Tanner Wolf each scored two.
Claflin leaned on Benn Kirmer, who scored 23 points, including four 3s. Matt Bevan and Tim Stueder each added eight points.
Christian Heitschmidt put in six points.

Macksville 72, La Crosse 35

LA CROSSE – Macksville (8-1) scored 38 points in the first half and scored another 34 in the second to give them more than enough to beat La Crosse on Tuesday night.
Kyle Bunker, who had a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds, led the Mustangs in both categories.
Taylor Tranbarger added 17 points and six rebounds and Efrain Lopez scored 15 points and grabbed eight boards.

Stafford 44, Fairfield 42

STAFFORD – Stafford (2-4) was down 33-30 going into the final quarter, but outscored Fairfield 13-9 to grab the win.
Alex Setter ran up 21 points to lead the Trojans, including13 for 16 from the free-throw line. He also grabbed seven rebounds.
Tanner Newell added 19 points. Eric Shulton and Taylor Newell each scored two.

Kinsley 45, Otis-Bison 41
OTIS — Kinsley trailed at halftime, 21-20, but the Leopards outscored Otis-Bison (5-3) 25-20 in the second half to record the win.
The Cougars had two players, Trevor Keller and Dylan Wissman, lead the team with nine points.
Patrick Piper and Brandon Pechanec each contributed seven points.
Jackie Cornwell scored four points, Dominic Trapp put in three and Michael Hlavaty scored two.

Spearville 39,
Pawnee Heights 36

ROZEL — Pawnee Heights outscored Spearville 22-18 in the second half, but was unable to take the lead on Tuesday night.
Chad Wallace led the Tigers with 14 points.
Jacob Hardiman, Sam Spence and Aron Clapham each added six points.