By Rick Peterson

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After giving up 76 points in Thursday night's one-point overtime loss to Wichita Southeast, Hayden got a lot stingier on the defensive end in Friday's Topeka Invitational Tournament consolation contest, giving up just 33 points over the first three quarters and 45 for the game in a 55-45 win.

"We played defense,'' Hayden coach Dwayne Paul said. "I think you guys have been covering me long enough to know I don't care how many points we score. I want to hold teams under 45 points and that's always our goal.

"When we don't get that I'm not very happy, win, lose or draw.''

JoeOttingWSE2Hayden senior star Joe Otting scored 27 points Friday as the Wildcats took a 55-45 win over Shawnee Mission North in the Topeka Invitational Tournament. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

Getting a monster 27-point night from senior Joe Otting, who has 55 points in his two tournament games, Hayden evened its record at 5-5 while advancing to Satiurday's 1:45 p.m. fifth-place game to take on citty rival Topeka High.

After the game was tied at 12 at the end of the first quarter Hayden opened up a 30-22 halftime advantage and stretched its lead to 45-33 at the start of the fourth quarter.

Paul was able to use 13 players in the game, with seven Wildcats cracking the scoring column.

And there was no doubt who the star of the game was, with Notre Dame football signee Otting dominating the contest.

Otting scored seven points in the opening quarter and had 16 of the Wildcats' 30 points in the first half, including his first 3-pointer of the season, before adding 11 points in the second half.

"We tried to get Joe established early and kind of let everything else kind of play off of him,'' Paul said.

Junior.Jacob Padilla joined Otting in double figures with 11 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Senior Brandon Boldridge led Shawnee Mission North with 14 points while senior Michael Smallwood added 11 points. 

Hayden will face Topeka High for the second time this season in the fifth-place game in West's auxiliary gym, with the Trojans advancing with a 63-37 consolation win over Lansing.

Hayden took a 67-57 decision over High in the earlier meeting between the two teams.

HAYDEN 55, SHAWNEE MISSION NORTH 45

Hayden                             12 18 15 10 -- 55

Shawnee Mission North 12 10 11 12 -- 45

Hayden (5-5) -- Padilla 3 3-4 11, Muller 1 0-0 2, McGibboney 1 2-5 4, Ham 0 0-0 0, Otting 9 8-9 27, Colbach 0 0-0 0, Foster 0 0-0 0, Gonzales 0 0-0 0, Mitchell 0 0-0 0, Deister 2 0-0 6, Charvat 1 0-0 2, Ridley 1 0-0 3, Grace 0 0-0 0.. Totals 18 13-28 55.

Shawnee Mission North (1-8) -- Doolin 0 0-0 0, Smallwood 4 2-3 11, Jagne 1 0-0 2, A. Casares 1 0-0 2, Boldridge 6 2-2 14, Franklin 2 0-0 5, Faile 1 0-0 3, Keamoede 0 0-0 0, Bynum 0 0-0 0, Dalley 0 0-0 0, Broome 2 0-0 6, Dyer 0 0-0 0, J. Casares 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 4-5 45.

3-point goals -- Hayden 6 (Padilla 2, Deister 2, Otting Ridley), Shawnee Mission North 5 (Broome 2, Smallwood, Franklin, Faile). Total fouls -- Hayden 11, Shawnee Mission North 17. Fouled out -- none. 

RESULTS FRIDAY

Topeka High 63, Lansing 37

Hayden 55, Shawnee Mission North 45

Topeka West vs. Lawrence

Highland Park vs. Wichita Southeast

GAMES FRIDAY

12 p.m. (main gym) -- Third place

12 p.m. (auxiliary gym) -- Seventh place

1:45 p.m. (main gym) -- Championship

1:45 (auxiliary gym) -- Fifth place