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Lady Oilers close regular season with rout
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RANSOM — The Central Plains High School girls’ basketball team put away Western Plains early on Tuesday night to close out the regular season with a 74-20 win.
The Lady Oilers finished the first eight minutes ahead 22-5 led by Sydney Rugan, who finished with 17 points.
Jennifer Hitschmann joined her in double figures with 14 points.
“We played a little sloppy right there early on, but we cleaned it up pretty quickly,” Central Plains head coach Toby Holmes said. “Once we got settled in, we played pretty well.”
Darianne Schuckman led Western Plains with five points.
Holmes said that the Lady Oilers (15-5) will likely be a No. 2 or No. 3 seed in the Pratt-Skyline Class 2A sub-state.

Hoisington 49, Larned 28

HOISINGTON — Hoisington led Larned 12-10 after one quarter but opened up the margin in the second quarter for a 25-16 lead at halftime.
“We played well in spurts,” Hoisington head coach Mandy Mason said. “We pushed the ball too much at times, but overall, we played well.”
The Lady Cardinals (15-5) were led by Jordin Greer, who finished with 14 points including 5-for-7 from the free-throw line.
Mallory Flagor added 11 points.
Tiara Diaz led the Lady Indians (2-14) with 11 points.
Jessie Johnson was the No. 2 scorer with four points.
Hoisington is likely to either be the No. 2 seed or the third seed in the Lyons Class 3A sub-state, according to Mason.
Larned will be competing in the Ulysses Class 4A sub-state.

Pretty Prairie 40, Stafford 25
STAFFORD — Stafford played close, but in the final quarter, Pretty Prairie was able to put the game away making free throws down the stretch.
“We had a chance to win it, but we didn’t,” Stafford head coach Jim Menze said. “We couldn’t make baskets when we needed to, and that’s been our problem all season long. We don’t have someone who can consistently make baskets.”
Sue Wapelhorst led Pretty Prairie with 18 points.
Adrianne Millershaski led the Lady Trojans with 10 points.
Stafford will travel to Ransom to face Western Plains on Tuesday night for the first round of the Class 1A Division-II sub-state.

St. John 45, Otis-Bison 28
ST. JOHN — Jamie Waters led St. John against Otis-Bison with 15 points.
After one quarter the Lady Tigers, who has been ranked No. 1 in Class 1A Division-I in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll nearly all season, were ahead 19-7, and never relinquished their lead.
Teresa Wade finished with 10 points.
Hannah Bannister led the Lady Cougars with a game-high 16 points.


At St. John



St. John 45, Otis-Bison 28

     Annie Kraisinger 1 0-0 2, Dekota Nelson 0 0-0 0, Hannah Bannister 5 2-2 16, Kim Pechanec 0 0-0 0, Janel Tammen 3 4-6 10. Totals 9 6-8 28.
ST. JOHN (16-2)

     Jessie Hanson 0 0-0 0, Morgan Osborne 1 0-0 3, Jamie Waters 6 0-0 15, Tara Christie 0 0-0 0, Teresa Christie 4 1-2 9, Rhian Collins 0 0-0 0, Alexis Witt 4 0-0 8, Teresa Wade 5 0-0 10. Totals 20 1-2 45.
St. John                 19   9  9  8  —  45
Otis-Bison              7  11  1  9  —  28

     Three-point goals — St. John 4 (Waters 3, Osborne); Otis-Bison 4 (Bannister 4).

Hodgeman County 53,
Macksville 37

MACKSVILLE — Macksville hung around through the first quarter, but Hodgeman County scored 17 points in the second quarter to jump ahead.
Kristina Murphy and Karissa Langlois each scored nine points to lead the Lady Mustangs, who are 1-19 heading into the their sub-state.
Macksville will be competing in the South Central Class 1A Division-I sub-state.

At Macksville



Hodgeman County 53,
Macksville 37

     C. Bradshaw 1 1-2 3, K. Cohoon 0 0-0 0, A. Setzkorn 0 0-0 0, R. Borger 3 6-6 12, S. Estrada 0 1-2 1, M. Mihm 0 2-2 2, L. Shuler 1 3-5 5, S. Liggett 7 3-4 7, C. Worthy 3 3-4 11, M. Whit 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 19-25 53.

     Melissa Espino 3 2-4 8, Kristina Murphy 2 5-5 9, Bri Evans 0 0-0 0, Tara Bunker 0 2-4 2, Karissa Langlois 3 1-4 9, Kiley Freeman 0 0-0 0, Selena Galan 0 0-1 0, Mindy Wood 2 2-4 6. Totals 9 13-24 37.
Hodgeman Co.    7  17  14  15  —  53
Macksville          3    8    7  19  —  37

     Three-point goals — Hodgeman County 2 (Worthy 2); Macksville 2 (Langlois 2).

Moundridge 51, Ellinwood 19
ELLINWOOD — Turnovers provided the difference as Moundridge beat Ellinwood.
The Lady Eagles turned the ball over 13 times in the first half.
“We just got whipped,” Ellinwood head coach Ryan Mountain said. “We had 13 turnovers in the first half, eight in the first quarter and five in the second before I just said, ‘Don’t bother keeping that stat anymore.’
“We went down 8-0 off of four straight turnovers to begin the game.”
Brooke Panning led the Lady Eagles with six points.
Moundridge was led by Brooke Holloway with 14 points.
Ellinwood will compete in the Pratt-Skyline Class 2A sub-state and will likely play either Sterling, Skyline or Central Plains depending on tonight’s results, according to Mountain.

Other girls scores
Ingalls 46, Minneola 10
Hesston 56, Smoky Valley 41
Kinsley 54, LaCrosse 39
Pratt 63, Halstead 32
Sterling 60, Lyons 42

Moundridge 81, Ellinwood 46

ELLINWOOD — One of the state’s leading scorers, Trey Unrau of Moundridge, scored 29 points against Ellinwood, starting slow in his team’s win.
Unrau scored only six points in the first half as Ellinwood scored 20 points in the second quarter to close the margin to 27-25 at halftime.
Then Unrau unleashed a scoring torrent in the second half.
Eagles’ leading scorer Kyle Blakeslee finished with 21 points, going 8-for-9 from the free-throw line.

St. John 53, Otis-Bison 41
ST. JOHN — St. John jumped ahead 16-8 after one quarter and added to its lead in the third quarter to beat Otis-Bison.
Spencer Nusser led St. John (12-7) finishing with 18 points. He scored nine points in the third quarter as the Tigers outscored the Cougars 19-12.
Zuriel Reyes scored 12 points and Kade Kinnamon added 10.
Trevor Keller led Otis-Bison (12-7) with 14 points.
Dylan Wissman added nine points.

Macksville 87,
Hodgeman County 34

MACKSVILLE — Macksville had 12 players score in its rout of Hodgeman County to end the regular season.
The Mustangs (15-5) were led by Andrew Scheck, who finished with 15 points and five rebounds.
Adam Oak scored all 12 of his points in the first half, and Jordan Welch also scored 12 to finish in double figures.
Colten Ary finished with a team-high seven rebounds, scoring six points.
Andrew Briggs led Hodgeman County with nine points and five rebounds.

Central Plains 80,
Western Plains 48

RANSOM — Central Plains enjoyed a 31-7 cushion after one quarter as it finished off Western Plains.
Patrick Hubbard led the Oilers (9-11) with 16 points.
Layne Bieberle scored 14 points, Bryce Steiner contributed 12 and Benn Kirmer finished with 11.
Eddie Beckett scored 12 points to lead Western Plains.

Hoisington 66, Larned 47
HOISINGTON — Hoisington outscored Larned 13-2 in the second quarter to jump to a 38-18 lead at halftime.
The Cardinals maintained their lead to beat its Mid-Central Activities Association foe, claiming the league title.
Derrick Kaiser finished with 19 points to lead Hoisington (16-4).
Larned (4-16) was led by Cameron Brown, who finished with 11 points.

Other boys scores
Smoky Valley 47, Hesston 36
Minneola 48, Ingalls 35
Sterling 61, Lyons 56
Dodge City 42, Hays 31

               — Kevin Price