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Lady Oilers blow away Kinsley
Area prep basketball
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CLAFLIN — A 29-point second quarter boosted the Central Plains High School girls’ basketball team past Kinsley in a 62-37 rout on Friday night.
Senior post player Jennifer Hitschmann and freshman guard Reagan Phelan led the Lady Oilers, who are ranked No. 5 in Class 2A in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, with 14 points apiece.
Janae Hekele, back from an ankle injury, added 11 points for Central Plains (18-2).

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

GIRLS

Friday

At Claflin

Central Plains 62, Kinsley 37
KINSLEY
    Paige Herrman 2 0-1 4, Amber Espinosa 3 5-6 11, Clarissa Holgrim 1 3-4 5, Alex Herrman 2 0-0 4, Brittany Gleason 5 3-4 13. Totals 13 11-15 37.
CENTRAL PLAINS (18-2)
    Janae Hekele 5 0-0 11, Breanna Holmes 2 2-4 6, Katie Hipp 3 0-0 6, Jayde Beck 1 0-0 2, Jennifer Hitschmann 7 0-0 14, Taylor Rolfs 4 0-1 9, Reagan Phelan 5 2-4 14, Alice Radenberg 0 0-2 0. Totals 27 4-11 62.
Kinsley               11      6    11    9  —  37
Central Plains    10    29    19    4  —  62
    Three-point goals — Central Plains (Phelan 2, Rolfs, Hekele); Kinsley (None). Total fouls — Central Plains 17, Kinsley 12. Fouled out — Central Plains (Hipp); Kinsley (Espinosa).

Hoisington 39,
Hutchinson Trinity 20
HOISINGTON — Hoisington added to its lead in each of the four quarters as it pulled away from Hutchinson Trinity.
Lady Cardinals’ Rylie Koester was the only player from either team to score in double figures, finishing with 10 points.
Olivia Lowry added seven points for Hoisington (9-10).

GIRLS

At Hoisington

Hoisington 39, Trinity 20
TRINITY
    Hammersmith 2 0-0 5, Hedrick 0 2-2 2, Jasso 0 2-2 2, Blick 1 0-0 2, Racette 1 2-2 5, Reilly 1 1-2 4. Totals 5 7-8 20.
HOISINGTON (9-10)
    Mykela Riedl 1 0-0 2, Jordin Greer 1 3-4 5, Olivia Lowry 2 3-4 7, Rylie Koester 5 0-6 10, Abi Rziha 4 0-0 8, Abbi Demel 2 0-0 4, Presley Smith 1 1-2 3. Totals 16 7-16 39.
Trinity           6     4      4    6  —  20
Hoisington    8    13    10    7  —  39
    Three-point goals — Trinity 3 (Hammersmith, Racette, Reilly); Hoisington (None). Total fouls — Hoisington 9, Trinity 7. Fouled out — None.

Solomon 54, Otis-Bison 32
SOLOMON — With the score tied at 25 at halftime, Solomon started to utilize its size difference to pull away from Otis-Bison.
Hannah Bannister led the Lady Cougars with 14 points.
Otis-Bison, which drops to 4-13 on the season, hosts St. John on Tuesday night.

BOYS
Central Plains 60, Kinsley 39
CLAFLIN — Central Plains held a 34-21 lead at halftime, and outscored Kinsley 15-6 in the final quarter to put the game away.
Layne Bieberle finished with a game-high 24 points, going 9-for-11 from the free-throw line.
Braeden Crites added 16 points for Central Plains (11-8).
Bryce Steiner, who has been sidelined by cancer this season, got in the action for the Oilers’ final game of the season. He made one of two free throws.

BOYS

At Claflin

Central Plains 60, Kinsley 39
KINSLEY
    Connor Frame 1 0-0 2, Nathan Frame 3 9-10 16, Gustano Chantz  4 1-2 10, Austin Boggs 2 2-4 6, Weston Coss 1 0-0 3, Victor Ordaz 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 12-16 39.
CENTRAL PLAINS (11-8)
    Layne Bieberle 7 9-11 24, Bryce Steiner 0 1-2 1, Konner Hickel 1 0-0 3, Joe Barton 3 0-0 6, Michael Ryan 1 0-0 2, Colton Zink 0 1-2 1, Braeden Crites 6 4-4 16, Michael Lamatch 1 1-2 4, Kyler Schloctermeier 0 2-2 2, Dan Gunder 0 1-2 1. Totals 19 19-25 60.
Kinsley                 8    13    12     6   —  39
Central Plains    17    17    11    15  —  60  
    Three-point goals — Central Plains 3 (Bieberle, Hickel, Schloctermeier); Kinsley . Total fouls — Kinsley 20, Central Plains 15. Fouled out — Kinsley (C. Frame, Newsom); Central Plains (None).

Hoisington 57,
Hutchinson Trinity 35
HOISINGTON — Riding a double-double from 6-foot-8 post player Cody Stetler, Hoisington put away Hutchinson Trinity to improve to 16-3 on the season.
Stetler scored a team-leading 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. He went 9-for-11 (81.8 percent) from the field.
Anthony Broeder added 13 points for the Cardinals.

Ell-Saline 48,
Ellinwood 45, OT
ELLINWOOD — Trailing 19-16 at halftime, Ellinwood clawed back to send the game into overtime tied at 43.
Ell-Saline outscored the Eagles 5-2 in the extra period.
Kyle Blakeslee led Ellinwood (5-14) with 20 points. He went 7-for-7 from the free-throw line.
Derek Ward added eight points for the Eagles.

Larned 54, Ellsworth 43
ELLSWORTH — It didn’t start well for the Larned Indians.
They couldn’t get their perimeter shots to fall, trailing 10-5 after one quarter.
However, Larned picked it up in the second quarter and started driving to the basket on its way to a win.
Michael Reece finished with 23 points to lead the Indians (5-13).
Grant Unruh and Easton Palmer added eight points apiece for Larned.

                                                          — Kevin Price