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Prep roundup: Scots post fourth straight win behind Powell's 31 points

By RICK PETERSON
TopSports.news

Highland Park's boys basketball is starting to look like the team coach Michael Williams expected at the start of the 2020-21 season, with the Scots running their win streak to four games Tuesday night with a 63-58 home Centennial League win over Emporia.

CJ Powell, a 6-foot-6 senior, had a monster night for the Scots, scoring 31 points as Highland Park improved to 7-5 overall and 6-3 in the league. Junior Juan'Tario Roberts added 16 points with 4 3-pointers as the Scots' 1-2 punch carried the team offensively.

Emporia (6-6, 3-5) led 16-14 at the end of the first quarter, but Highland Park used a 15-7 second quarter to take a 29-23 lead at the half.

The Scots were still in front by 6 points (45-39) at the start of the fourth quarter and held off the Spartans for the win.

Emporia was led by senior Charles Snyder's 24 points.

CAIR PARAVEL LATIN BOYS 44, ST. MARY'S ACADEMY 38

Tuesday wasn't one of Cair Paravel Latin's most productive offensive games, but the Lions did the job defensively, not allowing more than 12 points in a quarter on the way to a 44-38 home boys victory over St. Mary's Academy.

Juniors Noah Hastert and Zach Clark scored 16 and 14 points to lead the Lions, who improved to 8-5 on the season.

Cair Paravel and St. Mary's Academy were locked in a 20-20 tie at the half, but the Lions opened up a 33-29 lead at the end of the third quarter and outscored the visitors 11-9 in the fourth.

Jacob Van Wamel paced St. Mary's Academy with a game-high 21 points.

NEK SAINTS GIRLS 49, CAIR PARAVEL 36

The NEK Saints outscored Cair Paravel Latin’s girls 18-8 in the third quarter to take control on the way to a 49-36 victory.

Cair Paravel used a 12-2 second quarter to tie the game 15-15 at the half, but the Saints outscored the Lions 34-21 in the second half.

Freshman Josie Barkley scored 17 points and junior Jaley Barkley added 10 to lead Cair Paravel, which fell to 4-6.

Adriel Holloway scored a game-high 29 points to lead NEK.

MANHATTAN BOYS 61, TOPEKA HIGH 53

Manhattan held off Topeka High down the stretch to take a 61-53 home Centennial League win over the Trojans.

Manhattan senior Owen Braxmeyer scored a game-high 25 points on the night, going 16 of 19 at the free throw line and hitting 7 of 10 charities in the fourth quarter. 

Senior Jayden Leesman led Topeka High with 17 points while seniors Isiah Esquibel and Jalen Smith added 14 and 11 points.

HIGHLAND PARK BOYS 63, EMPORIA 58

Emporia 16 7 16 19 -- 58

Highland Park 14 15 16 18 -- 63

Emporia (6-6, 3-5) -- Kirmer 1 0-0 2, Ortega 3 1-1 7, Gilpin 1 0-0 3, Hines 6 2-2 14, Snyder 11 1-6 24, Stewart 1 0-0 3, Leeds 2 1-2 5. Totals 25 5-11 58.

Highland Park (7-5, 6-3) -- Peppers 2 0-0 5, Powell 13 4-6 31, Kingcannon 0 0-0 0, Prosper 2 0-0 4, Roberts 5 2-2 16, Adams 0 0-0 0, Richardson 2 0-0 4, Simms 0 0-0 0, Daniels 0 3-4 3. Totals 24 9-12 63.

3-point goals -- Emporia 3 (Stewart, Gilpin, Snyder), Highland Park 6 (Roberts 4, Peppers, Powell). Total fouls -- Emporia 12, Highland Park 12. Fouled out -- none.

CAIR PARAVEL LATIN BOYS 44, ST. MARY'S ACADEMY 38

St. Mary's Academy 8 12 9 9 -- 38

Cair Paravel 14 6 13 11 -- 44

St. Mary's Academy (2-8) -- Garland 3 0-2 7, Clarendon 1 0-0 2, Harpe 2 0-0 5, Beaulieu 1 0-2 2, Van Wamel 9 3-9 21, Treacy 0 0-0 0, Zuno 0 1-2 1. Totals 16 4-15 38.

Cair Paravel (8-5) -- Everhart 2 1-2 5, Hastert 7 2-7 16, Clark 5 4-6 14, Fay 1 1-2 3, Will 2 0-0 4, Brian 1 0-0 2, Unruh 0 0-2 0, Gossard 0 0-1 0. Totals 18 8-20 44.

3-point goals -- St. Mary's Academy 2 (Garland, Harpe). Total fouls -- St. Mary's Academy 16, Cair Paravel 13. Fouled out -- none.

NEK SAINTS GIRLS 49, CAIR PARAVEL LATIN 36

NEK Saints 13 2 18 16 -- 49

Cair Paravel 3 12 8 13 -- 36

NEK Saints -- Gentry 0 0-0 0, Poage 2 0-0 4, Mullen 4 1-4 9, Holloway 11 7-11 29, Schwensen 1 0-0 2, Ryan 0 0-0 0, Birtell 1 0-0 3, McIntosh 1 0-0 2, Cardone 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 8-15 49.

Cair Paravel (4-6) -- Jaley Barkley 3 3-4 10, Cleverdon 0 0-0 0, Ewing 2 0-0 4, Drum 2 1-1 5, Nesbett Tucker 0 0-0 0, Josie Barkley 7 3-8 17, Vincent 0 0-0 0, Kuder 0 0-0 0, Schwartz 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 7-13 36.

3-point goals -- NEK Saints 1 (Birtell), Cair Paravel 1 (Jaley Barkley). Total fouls -- NEK Saints 19, Cair Paravel 15. Fouled out -- none.

MANHATTAN BOYS 61, TOPEKA HIGH 53

Topeka High 15 11 11 16 -- 53

Manhattan 12 15 12 22 -- 61

Topeka High (2-10, 2-7) -- Esquibel 6 1-2 14, Smith 5 0-1 11, McMillon 1 0-0 2, Leesman 8 1-1 17, Canady 1 0-0 2, Walker 1 0-0 3, Phillips 0 2-2 2, Kincade 1 0-0 2. Totals 23 4-6 53.

Manhattan (5-3, 3-4) -- Braxmeyer 4 16-19 25, Perkins 2 0-0 5, Reid 2 2-5 6, C. Wilson 1 1-2 3, Carr 2 3-4 8, J. Wilson 3 1-2 7, Hall 0 0-0 0, Brown 1 0-0 2, Coonrod 2 0-0 5,. Totals 17 28-30 61.

3-point goals -- Topeka High 3 (Esquibel, Smith, Walker),  Manhattan 4 (Braxmeyer, Brown, Perkins, Carr). Total fouls -- Topeka High 20, Manhattan 12. Fouled out -- none.