Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

By RICK PETERSON

TopSports.news

Silver Lake swept a non-league basketball twinbill at Santa Fe Trail Tuesday night, with both Eagle teams posting double-digit victories.

The seventh-ranked (Class 3A) Silver Lake girls improved to 11-1 with a 55-36 win over the Chargers while the Eagle boys snapped a four-game losing streak in an 81-62 win over Trail.

 TroyHeimaSFTSenior Troy Heiman led Silver Lake with 20 points in Tuesday's 81-62 non-league win at Santa Fe Trail. [File photo/TSN]

Silver Lake's girls, coming off the tournament championship in last week's Burlington Invitational, posted their fourth straight double-digit victory while handing Santa Fe Trail its second loss in 12 games on the season.

Silver Lake's boys, who improved to 4-8, were led by senior Troy Heiman with 20 points and three 3-pointers while junior Elijah Lopez added 12 points and freshman Dayne Johnson and sophomore Jared Johnson 10 points each.

MichaelBellCoach Michael Bell's Rossville girls advanced to the semifinals of the Jefferson North Invitational with a 48-9 first-round win over Valley Falls. [File photo/TSN]

ROSSVILLE GIRLS 48, VALLEY FALLS 9 -- Rossville rolled to a 45-9 first-round win over Valley Falls in the Jefferson County North Invitational, improving to 8-3 on the season.

With the win the Bulldawgs, who led 32-2 at the half, advanced to a 7:30 p.m. tournament semifinal on Friday against Atchison County, 10-0 and ranked No. 6 in Class 3A by the KBCA.

Freshman Rylee Dick led Rossville with 13 points while junior Kinsey Perine added 10 pointss, junior Katie Spielman eight points and juniors Emma Mitchell and Kinley Porter seven apiece.

Atchison County advanced to the semifinal with a 63-39 first-round win over Atchison.

DE SOTO BOYS 55, SHAWNEE HEIGHTS 48 -- De Soto earned a regular-season sweep over Shawnee Heights, taking a 55-48 home United Kansas Conference decision over the T-Birds.

The Wildcats, ranked No. 8 in Class 5A by the KBCA, improved to 9-2 overall and 7-1 in the UKC while the T-Birds fell to 8-4, 6-3. 

ST. MARYS ACADEMY BOYS 70, TOPEKA HIGH 60 -- St. Mary's Academy avenged a double-digit early-season loss to Topeka High, with the Crusaders taking control late in the game.

Topeka High fell to 2-11 on the season while St. Mary's Academy improved to 10-3.

KC-BISHOP WARD GIRLS 53, CAIR PARAVEL LATIN 28 -- Bishop Ward shut out Cair Paravel in the first quarter 8-0 and led 24-7 at the half on the way to the Kaw Valley Conference victory.

Cair Paravel, which fell to 3-9, got eight points from senior Kylie Cleverdon and seven from freshman KellAnn Chada.

Senior Mercedez Dominguez scored a game-high 17 points for Ward, which improved to 7-6.

KC-BISHOP WARD BOYS 75, CAIR PARAVEL LATIN 55 -- Bishop Ward improved to 11-1 with a 75-55 Kaw Valley Conference win over Cair Paravel.

Senior Jalen Pickens led the Cyclones with a game-high 30 points.

Cair Paravel (4-8) got 14 points from sophomore Jase Pavlik, 12 from junior Ty Gossard and 11 from junior Simon Everhart.

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