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No. 1 St. John boys stay unbeaten
Ellinwood girls stay unbeaten
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BOYS
ST. JOHN 60,
LACROSSE 36
NESS CITY — Cole Kinnamon scored 20 points and Dean Wade chipped in 19 points as No. 1 ranked Class 2A St. John (15-0, 5-0 CPL) stayed unbeaten with a 60-36 victory over LaCrosse in a Central Prairie League basketball game.
Kinnamon fed several assists to Wade for his signature slam dunks. St. John travels to Victoria Friday.
The Tigers led 23-5 after one period and 37-14 at halftime. LaCrosse played without standout Sheldon Schmidt, averaging 19 points per game. Jack Garcia led LaCrosse (9-8, 2-4 CPL) with 13 points.

St. John              23 14 19  4  — 60
LaCrosse             5   9   9  13 — 36
St. John—Kinnamon 7-12 6-9 20; Dean Wade 8-12 3-4 19; Gera Calleros 4-11 2-2 12; Smith 1-3 3-4 5; Woodward 0-1 0-0 0; Valenzuela 0-1 0-0 0; Jorge Calleros 1-2 0-0 2; Ramirez 1-3 0-0 2; Fishe 0-3 0-0 0; Neri-Leon 0-2 0-0 0; Milton 0-3 0-3 0; Totals 22-53 14-23 60.
LaCrosse—Garcia 3-9 6-8 13; Herdman 2-4 4-5 8; Sherman 3-4 0-0 6; Jay 2-6 1-7 5; Greathouse 2-8 0-0 4; Klozenbucher 0-2 0-0 0; Totals 12-33 11-20 36.

HOISINGTON 51,
HILLSBORO 43
HOISINGTON — Hoisington scored the game’s final seven points triggered by an assist from Corbin Crawford to Ryan Broeder for a 51-43 victry over Hillsboro in a Central Kansas League basketball game. The Trojans sliced a 10-point lead to 44-43 when the Cardinals scored the final seven points.
Hoisington (7-9, 2-5 CKL was paced by Steffan Dolechek with 13 points and Christopher Wright added 10 points. Micah Allen led Hillsboro (9-7, 3-4 CKL) with 20 points. The Cardinals play at Lyons Friday.

Hillsboro           11  11 12   9  — 43
Hoisington        16  10 14  11 — 51
Hillsboro — Allen 20, Cross 9, Vogt 6, Knoll 5, Werth 2, Funk 1
Hoisington — Steffan Dolechek 13, Wright 10, Owen 9, Grant Dolechek 6, Crawford 5, Broeder 5, Specht 2, Donovan 1

ELLINWOOD 60,
NESS CITY 50
NESS CITY — Marc Waite scored 26 points to spark Ellinwood’s boys past Ness City 60-50 in a Central Prairie League basketball game. Tyson Martinez added 17 points for Ellinwood (10-6, 4-1 CPL). The Eagles play Kinsley at home Friday.
Dakota Stephen paced Ness City (10-5, 2-2 CPL) with 13 points.

Ellinwood           11 15 13  21 — 60
Ness City            9   8  17  16 — 50
Ellinwood—Waite 26, Martinez 17, Vink 7, Monday 6, Schartz 4
Ness City—Stephen 13, McMillen 11, Harris 10, Flores 10, Stiawalt 6
MACKSVILLE 70,
KINSLEY 67
KINSLEY — Russell Brigdon poured in 26 points and teammate Diego Delgadillo added 23 points as Macksville’s boys raced past Kinsley 70-67 in a Central Prairie League basketball game. Brigdon drilled eight 3-pointers and Delgadillo added five 3-pointers. The Mustangs outscored Kinsley 42-9 on 3-pointers.
Macksville (5-11, 2-4 CPL) outscored Kinsley 27-19 in the second period. The Mustangs play Fowler at home Friday.
Austin Boggs led Kinsley (5-11, 0-4 CPL) with 21 points.

Macksville        14  27  18  11 — 70
Kinsley             14  19  18  16 — 67
Macksville—Brigdon 26, Delgadillo 23, Miller 10, Sebes 5, Penner 3, Ibarra 3
Kinsley—Boggs 21, Carey 20, Nealson 8, Rose 6, Espinosa 5, Crocket 5, Frame 4

CENTRAL PLAINS 54, PLAINVILLE 31
CLAFLIN — Layne Bieberle scored 15 points and Michael Ryan added 13 point as No. 3 ranked Class 2A Central Plains beat Plainville 54-31 in a non-league basketball game. Jacob Warnken scored 12 points.
Central Plains (12-3) plays LaCrosse at home Friday.

Plainville           2   7   10  12 — 31
Central Plains  16  11  14  13 — 54
Plainville — Gehring 11, Friend 7, Bobek 6, Buresh 3, Gillum 2, Newell 2
CP — Bieberle 15, Ryan 13, Warnken 12, Crites 6, Rugan 4, Ingham 2, Lamatsch 2

DEERFIELD 57,
PAWNEE HEIGHTS 31
DEERFIELD — Anthony Mata scored 25 points as Deerfield raced past Pawnee Heights 57-31 in a non-league basketball game.
Colton Henbest led Pawnee Heights with 11 points and Spencer VanMeter added nine points. The Tigers play South Central at home Friday.

Pawnee Heights    9  11  7  4 — 31
Deerfield              19  23  9  6 — 57
Pawnee Heights — Henbest 11, VanMeter 9, Karst 8, Miller 3.
Deerfield — Mata 25, Skipper 6, Bemis 6, Navarette 6, J. Tackett 4, T. Tackett 2, Melendez 6, Rayes 2.

GIRLS
ELLINWOOD 55,
NESS CITY 51 (OT)
NESS CITY – No. 2 ranked Class 2A Ellinwood (16-0, 5-0 CPL) stayed unbeaten with a 55-51 overtime victory over pesky Ness City.
The Eagles outscored Ness City 13-8 in the fourth quarter and 12-8 in overtime. Ellinwood’s Allison Panning (13), Rachel Doll (11) and Delaney Beckwith (10) scored in double figures. Kinsley plays at Ellinwood Friday.

Ellinwood     10  7  13  13  12 — 55
Ness City      6  12  17  8    8  — 51
Ellinwood — Panning 13, Doll 11, Beckwith 10, Wilt 9, Arndt 8, Standlee 4
Ness City — Clarke 15, Richardson 15, McVicker 7, Holecek 6, Fritts 5, Foos 3

ST. JOHN 41,
LACROSSE 39
NESS CITY — Teresa Christie’s game-winning field goal capped St. John’s 41-39 upset over No. 5 ranked Class 1A LaCrosse as the Tigers rallied from a 15-point deficit to escape with a Central Prairie League basketball victory. Christie gathered up a loose ball after teammate Ashlyn Fisher missed an attempt.
Christie led St. John (10-5, 3-2 CPL) with 18 points. La Crosse’s Alyssa Oborny sank two free throws for a 39-39 tie. Oborny led the Leopards (14-3, 4-2 CPL) with 16 points and Marissa Wagner added 13 points.

MACKSVILLE 55,
KINSLEY 51
KINSLEY — Macksville’s girls survived 55-51 over Kinsley behind 18 points by Sophie Filbert and 15 points from Tara Bunker.

MACKSVILLE 55, KINSLEY 51
Macksville        4   13  9   29  — 55
Kinsley            10  13  11  17 — 51
Macksville — Filbert 18, Bunker 15, Vosburgh 10, Stimatze 6, Galan 3, Penner 3
Kinsley — Frame 20, Espinosa 11, G. Holguin 6, C. Holguin 5, P. Herrman 4, A. Herrman 3, Gleason 2

CENTRAL PLAINS 72, PLAINVILLE 31
CLAFLIN — No. 1 ranked Class 2A Central Plains roared past Plainville 72-31 in Tuesday’s non league basketball game. The Oilers (15-0) led 52-15 at halftime. Janae Ryan scored 19 points and Regan Phelan added 17 points.

PV                     9    6    5  11 — 31
CP                    28  24  16  4  — 72
PV — B. Casey 11, Junkermeier 7, Dewey 6, Werner 3, McQueen 2, A. Casey 2
CP — Ryan 19, Phelan 17, Crites 12, Kasselman 8, Steiner 4, Schartz 4, Stueder 3, Maxwell 3, Bieberle 2

HILLSBORO 43,
HOISINGTON 39
HOISINGTON — Hoisington standout Rylie Koester was sidelined with  an injury and Hoisington lost 43-39 to Hillsboro in a Central Kansas League basketball game. Alex Ratzlaff led Hillsboro (7-9, 4-3 CKL) with 18 points.
Marisa Jonas led the Cardinals (6-10, 3-4 CKL) with a caeer high 14 points and Emma Harmon and Jocelyn Pedigo added nine points apiece.

Hillsboro            3  11  11  18 — 43
Hoisington         9   9   10  11 — 39
Hillsboro — Ratzlaff 18, Proffitt 14, Heinrichs 4, Kaufman 3, Sechrist 2, Franz 2
Hoisington — Marisa Jonas 14, Pedigo 9, Harmon 9, Schremmer 4, Demel 3