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Spearville uses size in win over Larned
Area girls hoops
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Larned High Schools Jessie Johnson (32) defends Spearvilles Rachel Slattery (31) on Friday night during a semifinal game of the Keady Basketball Classic. - photo by Kevin Price Great Bend Tribune

LARNED — It was an uphill struggle for the Larned High School girls’ basketball team.
Spearville took a 7-3 lead in the first quarter and held on for a 40-28 victory in a semifinal game of the Keady Basketball Classic.
“We didn’t shoot the ball very well,” Larned head coach Michael Heater said. “We got up 76 shots. That’s always a good thing, but you got to make them.
“When our offense is stalling, we’ve got to generate something off the press. When you’re not making shots, you can’t get into a press.”
The Lady Lancers were able to take advantage of its height, using 6-foot sophomore Rachel Slattery and 5-11 senior Emily Slattery to keep the Lady Indians off the boards.
As a result, there weren’t many second chances for Larned, which struggled shooting the ball throughout the game.
 “In the first game, we got 32 offensive rebounds,” Heater said. “It looks like we got 17 tonight, so not quite as many offensive rebounds. That hurt us.”
Katie Rabe led the Lady Lancers with 11 points, hitting a pair of 3-pointers and shooting 5-for-9 from the free-throw line.
Emily Slattery finished with nine points for Spearville, which was only 17-for-41 from the line.
Tiara Diaz led the Lady Indians with 11 points.
“She got up 15 attempts,” Heater said. “She’s probably our best pure shooter right now, and we’re getting her some looks. We can’t complain about that. We just have to find a way to knock them down.”

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Sixth Annual Keady Basketball Classic

GIRLS

At Larned

Friday

Spearville 40, Larned 28
SPEARVILLE
    Emily Slattery 3 3-7 9, Carly Schuette 0 1-3 1, Katie Rabe 2 5-9 11, Taylor Offerle 2 5-6 10, Lindsey Haskamp 2 0-4 4, Rachel Stattery 0 3-11 3, Marissa Kistler 1 0-1 2. Totals 10 17-41 40.
LARNED (1-1)
    Roxy Foster 0 0-0 0, Bailey Schartz 3 1-4 7, Reagan Quick 2 0-0 4, Corrine Quick 0 0-0 0, Maci Perez 1 0-0 2, Tiara Diaz 4 1-2 11, Shay Shepherd 1 0-0 3, Jessie Johnson 0 1-2 1. Totals 11 3-8 28.
Spearville    7    12    6    15  —  40
Larned         3    11    8     6   —  28
    Three-point goals — Larned 3 (Diaz 2, Shepherd) . Totals fouls — Larned 27, Speaville . Fouled out — none.

St. John 51, Hoisington 21
LARNED — St. John led 29-10 heading into the locker rooms at halftime and added to its lead in the second half for a dominant win.
Senior guard Jamie Waters finished with a game-high 16 points for the Lady Tigers, who are ranked No. 7 in Class 1A Division-I in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll.
Teresa Christie added 13 for St. John.
Jordin Greer led Hoisington with 13 points.

GIRLS

At Larned
St. John 51, Hoisington 21
ST. JOHN (3-0)
    Tia Smith 0 1-2 1, Jessica Hanson 1 1-4 4, Morgan Osborne 2 2-2 6, Tara Christie 1 1-2 3, Maddy Lippoldt 2 0-0 4, Alexis Witt 0 2-2 2, Brandi Hanson 1 0-0 2, Teresa Christie 5 3-6 13. Totals 18 12-21 51.
HOISINGTON (1-2)
    Mykela Riedl 1 0-0 2, Jordin Greer 6 0-0 13, Olivia Lowry 0 0-0 0, Rylie Koester 0 1-2 1, Abi Rziha 2 1-2 5, Abi Demel 0 0-2 0, Presley Smith 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 2-6 21.
St. John        18    11    13    9  —  51
Hoisington     5      5      8     3  —  21
    Three-point goals —  St. John 3 (Waters 2, Hanson); Hoisington 1 (Greer); . Total fouls — Hoisington 19, St. John 8. Fouled out — none.

Central Plains 57,
Ellsworth 44
RUSSELL — Central Plains grabbed a lead right out of the gates.
The Lady Oilers led 13-5 after eight minutes, and extended its lead in the second and third quarters for the victory.
Reagan Phelan led Central Plains, which is ranked No. 5 in 2A, with 14 points.
Jennifer Hitschmann added 12, and Janae Hekele scored 11 as the Lady Oilers made 9 of 10 free throws.

GIRLS

At Russell
Amos Morris/George Stephens Classic

Central Plains 57, Ellsworth 44
CENTRAL PLAINS (3-0)
    Janae Hekele 5 0-0 11, Breanna Holmes 3 0-0 6, Katie Hipp 2 4-4 8, Kendra Oberle 0 0-0 0, Jayde Beck 0 0-0 0, Same Stoede 1 0-0 2, Jennifer Hitschmann 6 0-0 12, Taylor Rolf 2 0-0 4, Reagan Phelan 4 5-6 14. Totals 23 9-10 57.
 ELLSWORTH
    Herzog 3 2-4 10, Connally 1 5-6 8, Crowens 0 4-4 4, Landon 1 0-0 3, Keith 0 1-2 1, Davis 5 3-4 13, Williams 1 0-0 3, Dunn 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 15-20 44.
Central Plains    13    12    12    20  —  57
Ellsworth             5     9     10    20  —  44
    Three-point goals — Ellsworth 5 (Herzog 2, Connally, Landon, Williams); Central Plains 2 (Hekele, Phelan). Totals fouls — Central Plains 18, Ellsworth 12. Fouled out — Holmes.

Fairfield 36, Otis-Bison 34
FAIRFIELD — The game remained close throughout, as Otis-Bison trailed 26-24 heading into the final quarter.
Both teams scored 10 points in the final eight minutes as Fairfield held on to win.
Kim Pechanec led the Lady Cougars with 12 points.
Hannah Bannister added 10.
 
Pretty Prairie 58, Stafford 16
PRATT — Pretty Prairie led 20-4 after eight minutes during a second-round game of the Pratt-Skyline tournament.
Kym Womack and Adriane Millshaski led Stafford with seven points each.

GIRLS

At Pratt-Skyline tournament

Pretty Prairie 58, Stafford 16
STAFFORD (0-2)
    Womack 2 1-2 7, Millershaski 3 1-3 7, Lumpkins 0 0-0 0, Sosa 0 0-0 0, Harris 1 0-0 2, Schreiber 0 0-0 0, Cargill 0 0-0 0, Bordier 0 0-2 0. Totals 7 2-7 16.
PRETTY PRAIRIE
    Shay. Wewe 0 0-0 0, Brewer 0 0-0 0, Haflich 5 0-1 10, Shan. Wewe 2 0-0 4, Panek 1 1-2 3, Hines 13 2-2 29, Wapelhorst 5 2-4 12. Totals 26 5-9 58.
Stafford              4      2      7      3   —  16
Pretty Prairie    20    15    13    10  —  58
   Three-point goals — Pretty Prairie 1 (Hines); Stafford (none). Totals fouls — Pretty Prairie 11, Stafford 10. Fouled out — none.