NORTON — Beloit High School’s boys’ basketball team had an answer for Hoisington’s 6-foot-8 Cody Stetler as it held the senior center to nine points in a Class 3A sub-state semifinal game.
Beloit pulled away in the second and third quarters for a 60-44 victory on Friday night.
Stetler managed 13 rebounds, but went 3-for-14 from the field (21.2 percent).
The Cardinals’ Jacob Warnken matched Stetler’s point total with nine.
Hoisington closes its season at 17-5 overall.
Inman 33, Central Plains 23
STERLING — It was tied at 15 at halftime, but Inman outscored Central Plains 18-8, including 13-6 in the fourth quarter, to secure a 2A sub-state semifinal win.
Michael Lamatsch led the four Central Plains players who scored with eight points. He had a pair of 3-pointers.
Layne Bieberle added seven points for the Oilers (13-9).
Hutchinson-Central Christian 72,
SYLVAN GROVE — The Otis-Bison Cougars, who were 1A Division-II state runners-up last year, had their season come to a close in a sub-state semifinal game.
The Cougars finish the season with a 7-15 mark.
Central Plains 60, Pratt-Skyline 26
STERLING — A 23-8 second quarter in Central Plains’ favor led to a lopsided 2A sub-state semifinal victory for the Lady Oilers.
Freshman Taylor Rolfs had a pair of 3-pointers on her way to tying her season-high with a game-most 15 points for Central Plains (20-2).
Jennifer Hitschmann added 14 points, and Janae Hekele scored 11 for the Lady Oilers.
Wilson 69, Otis-Bison 46
SYLVAN GROVE — Wilson maintained, hitting nine 3-pointers, as Otis-Bison couldn’t keep up in a 1A D-II sub-state semifinal game.
The Lady Dragons held a 16-9 lead after eight minutes, and the Lady Cougars never regained ground.
Hannah Bannister led the Lady Cougars (5-18) with 21 points. Kim Pechanec added eight.
Russell 42, Hoisington 30
NORTON — The Hoisington Lady Cardinals saw their season end at the hands of No. 1-seeded Russell in Thursday night’s 3A sub-state semifinal game.
The Lady Cardinals finish the season with an 11-11 record.
Fourth positive case of COVID-19 identified in Barton County