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Lady Tigers cruise to 58-25 win over Victoria
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VICTORIA — The St. John-Hudson High School had four players in double figures in a 58-25 victory over Victoria on Friday night.
Jamie Waters led the Lady Tigers (15-2) with 13 points as they led 33-11 at intermission.
Morgan Osborne and Tara Christie finished with 11 points apiece.
Teresa Christie added 10 points for St. John, which is ranked No. 3 in Class 1A Division-I in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

GIRLS

At Victoria

St. John 58, Victoria 25
ST. JOHN (15-2)
    Tia Smith 1 0-0 3, Jessica Hanson 3 0-0 8, Morgan Osborne 3 4-6 11, Jamie Waters 5 0-0 13, Tara Christie 4 3-4 11, Alexis Witt 0 2-4 2, Teresa Christie 5 0-3 10. Totals 21 9-17 58.
VICTORIA (9-8)
    Huser 2 2-3 7, Schmidt 1 0-0 3, Nowak 2 4-4 8, Broyles 1 0-2 3, Dome 2 0-0 4, Crawford 0 0-2 0. Totals 8 6-11 25.
St. John    14    19    15    10  —  58
Victoria     7     4    11     3   —  25
    Three-point goals — St. John 7 (Waters 3, Hanson 2, Smith, Osborne); Victoria 3 (Huser, Schmidt, Broyles). Total fouls — Victoria 12, St. John 11. Fouled out — None.

Ness City 56,
Otis-Bison 43
OTIS — Ness City jumped ahead 18-12 after eight minutes, and Otis-Bison couldn’t make up ground.
Annie Kraisinger and Kim Pechanec scored 11 points apiece to lead the Lady Cougars (4-13).
Hannah Bannister added 10 points.

GIRLS

At Otis

Ness City 56, Otis-Bison 43
NESS CITY (9-8)
    Flax 9 0-1 17, Stiawalt 1 2-4 4, Foos 3 2-2 8, Rubottom 5 5-6 17, McVicker 5 0-1 10. Totals 21 9-14 56.
OTIS-BISON (4-13)
    Annie Kraisinger 3 3-9 11, Demi Bartonek 2 1-1 5, Katie Tammen 2 0-0 4, Hannah Bannister 4 1-3 10, Kim Pechanec 5 1-2 11, Reagan King 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 6-15 43.
Ness City    18    12    15    11  —  56
Otis-Bison    12    10     3    18  —  43
    Three-point goals — Otis-Bison 3 (Kraisinger 2, Bannister); Ness City 5 (Johnson 3, Rubottom 2). Total fouls — Ness City 17, Otis-Bison 16. Fouled out — None.

Fowler 61, Macksville 57
MACKSVILLE — Macksville just couldn’t catch up with Fowler, trailing by five at halftime.
The Lady Mustangs (3-12) cut the lead to three points, but didn’t get any closer.
Tara Bunker led Macksville with 18 points.
Melissa Espino added 16 points, including four 3-pointers.

GIRLS

At Macksville

Fowler 61, Macksville 57
FOWLER (9-8)
    S. Dressler 7 0-0 14, C. Dressler 3 3-4 9, Clark 3 0-2 8, Heinz 4 1-3 9, Friesen 6 9-9 21. Totals 24 13-18 61.
MACKSVILLE (3-12)
    Melissa Espino 5 2-2 16, Kristina Murphy 1 0-1 2, Tara Bunker 7 4-5 18, Karissa Langlois 2 2-2 6, Selena Galan 2 0-0 4, Kiley Freeman 1 0-0 3, Mindy Wood 1 6-8 8. Totals 19 14-18 57.
Fowler         13    12    18    18  —  61
Macksville     8    12    20    17  —  57
    Three-point goals — Macksville 5 (Espino 4, Freeman); Fowler (None). Total fouls — Macksville 15; Fowler 14. Fouled out — None.

BOYS
St. John 49, Victoria 36
VICTORIA — Spencer Nusser led the St. John Tigers with 17 points, including a pair of 3-pointers as they improve to 17-0 on the season.
Dean Wade added a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds for St. John, which is ranked No. 1 in 1A D-I.
St. John travels to Wichita to challenge Word of Life on Tuesday night.

BOYS

At Victoria

St. John 49, Victoria 36
ST. JOHN (17-0)
    Trey Nelson 0 0-0 0, Omar Ramirez 2 3-6 8, Francisco Calleros 0 1-2 1, Spencer Nusser 5 5-7 17, Ethan Long 1 1-2 3, Dean Wade 5 5-9 15, Zuriel Reyes 2 1-2 5. Totals 15 16-28 49.
VICTORIA (9-8)
    Gagnon 0 0-0 0, Ottley 0 1-2 1, Dome 4 1-3 9, D. Braun 1 0-0 3, Roth 3 0-0 6, N. Dreiling 0 2-2 2, D. Dreiling 1 0-0 3, L. Braun 3 1-3 7, Hobbs 0 1-2 1, Nowak 1 0-0 2. Totals 14 6-12 36.
St. John    14    5    12    18  —  49  
Victoria     8    5    10    13  —  36
    Three-point goals — St. John 3 (Nusser 2, Ramirez); Victoria 2 (D. Dreiling, D. Braun). Total fouls — St. John 25, Victoria 19. Fouled out — None.

Stafford 73, Burrton 69
STAFFORD — Stafford’s Derek McClure lit up the scoreboard with five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 30 points.
With 10 four-quarter points from McClure, the Trojans (4-9) were able to rally for a victory.
Taylor Newel added 12 points, and Ethan Johnson scored 10.

BOYS

At Stafford

Stafford 73, Burrton 69
BURRTON (4-11)
    Leonard 3 0-0 7, T Lane 8 5-12 22, Hurst 3 2-3 8, F. Lane 2 1-2 5, Bingham 2 2-2 6, Harper 8 2-2 19. Totals 27 12-21 69.
STAFFORD (4-9)
    Derek McClure 11 3-4 30, Austin Ceniti 4 0-2 9, Dustin McClure 4 1-2 9, Ethan Johnson 4 2-7 10, James Buchanan 1 1-2 3, Taylor Newell 5 0-0 12. Totals 21 7-17 73.
Burrton    17    19    23    13  —  69
Stafford    17    16    17    23  —  73
    Three-point goals — Burrton 3 (Leonard, T. Lane, Harper); Stafford 8 (De. McClure 5, Newell 2, Ceniti). Totals fouls — Burrton 19, Stafford 18. Fouled out — Burrton (T. Lane), Stafford (None).

Hoisington 64,
Ellinwood 28
ELLINWOOD — The Cardinals ran away with the Mid-Central Activities Association game from the outset, and capped the victory by outscoring Ellinwood 16-0 in the final quarter.
Cody Stetler led the Cardinals (14-3) with 16 points.
Jacob Warnken added 11 points, and Ryan Becker finished with 10.
Ellinwood was led by Kyle Blakeslee, who finished with 12 points.
The Eagles fall to 5-12 on the season.

Ness City 57,
Otis-Bison 47
OTIS — Otis-Bison trailed 15-7 after eight minutes, and couldn’t make up ground as Ness City maintained the lead.
Tyler Maier finished with a team-high 16 points for the Cougars (6-11).
Justus Bartonek added 14 points.

BOYS

At Otis

Ness City 57, Otis-Bison 47
NESS CITY (12-5)
    Gantz 0 6-7 6, Frank 2 0-0 4, Beckman 1 0-0 2, Foos 8 0-0 16, Ratliff 1 2-2 5, Flax 2 0-0 5, VonLehe 7 1-3 16, Frusher 1 1-2 3. Totals 22 10-14 57.
OTIS-BISON (6-11)
    Justus Bartonek 6 0-0 14, Hayden Maier 2 0-0 4, Dylan Wissman 1 0-2 2, Jordan Hoffman 4 0-0 8, Kade Hagans 1 0-0 3, Tyler Maier 8 0-2 16. Totals 22 0-4 47.
Ness City    15    10    18    14  —  57
Otis-Bison     8     7    17    15  —  47
    Three-point goals — Ness City 3 (Ratliff, Flax, VonLehe); Otis-Bison 3 (Bartonek 2, Hagan). Total fouls — Otis-Bison 15, Ness City 13. Fouled out — None.

Fowler 69,
Macksville 55
MACKSVILLE — Trailing 44-37 heading into the final eight minutes, Fowler scored 22 points to rally past Macksville.
Adolfo Ibarra led four Mustangs players in double figures with 20 points. He finished with seven rebounds.
Simon Miller scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Jordan Welch added 12 points and Tanner Tranbarger finished with 10.

BOYS

At Macksville

Fowler 69, Macksville 55
FOWLER (17-0)
    Joel Milford 0 1-2 1, Alexis Granados 0 0-0 0, Taylin Bird 4 3-4 12, Tate Shummard 3 0-0 9, Tem Shetley 2 0-0 6, Dylan Duesing 2 0-1 4, Ty Clark 5 6-8 16, Jett Reese 19 3-4 21. Totals 25 13-19 69.
MACKSVILLE (11-5)
    Tanner Tranbarger 4 0-0 10, Hugo Flores 0 0-0 0, Adolfo Ibarra 9 1-1 20, Clayton Wood 0 0-0 0, Jordan Welch 4 1-2 12, Simon Miller 6 0-0 13. Totals 23 2-3 55.
Fowler          11    26    10    22  —  69
Macksville    16    13    15    11  —  55
    Three-point goals — Fowler 6 (Shumard 3, Shetley 2, Bird); Macksville 7 (Welch 3, Tranbarger 2, Ibarra, Miller). Total fouls — Macksville 20, Fowler 12. Fouled out — Macksville (Ibarra); Fowler (None).

                                                                  — Kevin Price