St. John 36,
Quivira Heights 34
BUSHTON — The No. 8 team in Class 1A Division-II in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, the Quivira Heights High School girls’ basketball team, fell to the No. 3 team in Class 1A Division-I, St. John, on Tuesday night.
The Lady Thunderbirds closed to within one point at the end of the third quarter, but was unable to overtake the Lady Tigers.
St. John was led by Teresa Wade, who scored 14 points, including 5 of 6 from the free-throw line for 83.3 percent. Jamie Waters added nine points.
Quivira Heights got 15 points from Lindsey Woodmansee, who hit three 3-pointers. Kinsey Phelan contributed 11 points.
MACKSVILLE — Macksville built a 36-18 lead after three quarters that allowed the Lady Mustangs to outlast a 14-point final eight minutes from Otis-Bison on Tuesday night.
Megan Wood led Macksville with 14 points and eight rebounds. Jena Clowers and Yasnaya Susoeff each added nine points.
The Lady Cougars got a game-high 15 points from Janel Tammen, who also grabbed 11 boards to complete a double-double.
Hannah Bannister added seven points.
Claflin 60, Ness City 43
NESS CITY — Claflin scored 21 points in the closing eight minutes of the first half to build a lead that a 16-point fourth quarter from Ness City couldn’t overcome.
The Lady Wildcats, ranked No. 6 in Class 1A Division-I, were led by Courtney Liebl, who scored 14 points against the Lady Eagles.
Morgan Hekele and Ashlee Maier added 10 points apiece.
Larned 52, Ellinwood 27
LARNED — Larned took a 24-8 lead into the locker room at halftime and held on to twin on Tuesday night.
The Lady Indians were led by Brittney Perez, who put in 21 points. Shanna Prescott and Amanda Haberman each added eight points.
For the Lady Eagles, Lauren Thill led the way with 10 points. Darrien Beckwith added seven points and Bailey Schartz scored six.
Thomas More Prep-Marian 44,
HAYS — With a 19-12 lead at halftime, Thomas More Prep-Marian was able to control the game for throughout to top Hoisington on Tuesday night.
The Lady Cardinals were led by BreAnna Burns, who put in 10 points.
Mallory Flagor added eight points.
Quivira Heights 73, St. John 53
BUSHTON — Gunner Phelan took control of Quivira Heights’ game against St. John on Tuesday night, raining down 39 points on the Tigers.
Phelan hit 4 of 4 from the free-throw line and rang up 22 of his 39 in the second half.
Taylor Siemsen hit 13 of 14 free throws (92.8 percent) to add 21 points for the Thunderbirds.
St. John was led by Brandon Blakeslee, who hit 3 of his 5 3-pointers in the final eight minutes. Zach Minnis added 15 points.
Cunningham 58, Stafford 54
STAFFORD — For Stafford, 30 points from Tanner Newell wasn’t enough to best Cunningham on Tuesday night — but just barely.
Newell, a senior point guard, scored 21 of his 30 points in the final half against the Wildcats.
Alex Sutter added 11 points, Dustin McClure scored five and Taylor Newell put in four.
Ness City 58, Claflin 42
NESS CITY — Claflin held a 12-11 lead after the first quarter, but Ness City, ranked No. 7 in Class 2A, sprang to life to claim the lead and the game on Tuesday night.
The Wildcats were led by Benn Kirmer, who scored 14 points.
Christian Heitschmidt and Bryce Steiner each added nine points.
Ellinwood 43, Larned 41
LARNED — Larned scored 17 points in the final quarter, but Ellinwood held its lead to take away a victory on Tuesday night.
Ellinwood was led by Kyle Corbett, who scored 15 points. Brett Whelan joined him in double digits with 12 points.
Larned leaned on Jahman Hill, who scored a game-high 18 points. Justin Vratil added 10 points.