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St. John cruises to win
Area prep basketball
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PRATT — St. John-Hudson High School’s girls’ basketball team improved to 11-0 on the season with a 56-23 drumming of Wichita North to open the Pratt Girls’ Tournament of Champions on Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Tigers, who haven’t played since Jan. 11, got off to a slow start, leading 9-7 after eight minutes.
However, St. John, which is ranked No. 3 in Class 1A Division-I in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, outscored North 19-9 in the second quarter for a 28-16 lead at intermission.
The Lady Tigers were led by Morgan Osborne, who finished with 21 points and five rebounds.
Teresa Christie had a team-leading seven rebounds and scored 10 points.
Jamie Waters scored 12 points and had five steals for St. John.
St. John plays tonight at 8 against Maize South.

Central Plains 58,
Southeast of Saline 33
Central Plains had three players in double figures in its rout of Southeast of Saline.
Jennifer Hitschmann and Reagan Phelan scored 14 points apiece as the Lady Oilers, who are ranked No. 6 in 2A, pulled away in the second quarter.
Janae Hekele added 12 points for Central Plains (12-1), which will face No. 2-ranked Sterling tonight at 7:30.

Hoisington 50,
TMP Marian 46
HAYS — Hoisington scored 22 points in the third quarter, propelling it to a Mid-Central Activities Association win.
The Lady Cardinals (6-7) trailed 23-17 at halftime.
Jordin Greer scored 11 of her game-high 21 points in the third quarter.
Rylie Koester finished with 13 points, scoring seven in the third period.
Hoisington challenges Hesston on the road on Saturday.

Hoisington 73,
TMP Marian 60
HAYS — The Hoisington Cardinals started building its lead early, leading 53-35 heading into the final eight minutes.
Thomas More Prep Marian scored 25 points in the fourth quarter, but Hoisington (11-2) put the Monarchs away.
Cody Stetler scored 30 points, including 11 in the second quarter.
Anthony Broeder added 13, Ryan Becker finished with 11 and Jacob Warnken scored 10.

                              — Kevin Price