Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer
Rick Peterson



A game-by-game glance at all of Friday night's Shawnee County girls basketball games:


WASHBURN RURAL GIRLS (5-1 overall, 1-0 Centennial) at HAYDEN (5-1 overall, 0-1 Centennial)

Washburn Rural and Hayden will both be playing their second Centennial League games of the week after the Junior Blues and Wildcats were the first Shawnee County teams to open 2024 with Tuesday night games. Washburn Rural rolled to a 58-31 win at Junction City while Hayden dropped a 54-40 home decision to Emporia. Senior Zoe Canfield and freshman Maddie Vickery scored 17 points apiece in just a half against Junction City while junior Brylee Meier led Hayden with 14 points and senior Avery Grunert added 12 points against Emporia.

AmeliaRamseyWyandotte 1Highland Park junior Amelia Ramsey is the city leader in scoring and rebounding, averaging 22 points and 15 rebounds. [File photo/TSN]

POSTPONED: ATCHISON GIRLS (3-3 overall, 2-0 Meadowlark) at HIGHLAND PARK (3-0 overall, 1-0 Meadowlark)

Friday's Atchison at Highland Park games have been postponed due to weather concerns and will be made up at a later date. Highland Park opened Meadowlark Conference play with an 87-17 win over Kansas City-Wyandotte in its final game before the holiday break while Atchison improved to 2-0 in the conference with a 47-36 win over Wyandotte in its 2023 finale. Highand Park

junior Amelia Ramsey leads the city in scoring and rebounding, averaging a double-double with 22 points and 15 rebounds per game while Tahtionna Broils averages 12.7 points, Pearmella Carter 11 points and De'Asia Sanders 8.0 points, 7.0 steals and 4.3 assists per game. Highland Park is ranked No. 7 in Class 5A by the KBCA.

KKEmmotDeSoto 1Freshman KK Emmot leads 4-1 Shawnee Heights with a 13.4 scoring average and a city-high 10 made 3-pointers. [File photo/TSN]

LANSING GIRLS (1-4 overall, 1-4 UKC) at SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (4-1 overall, 4-1 UKC)

Shawnee Heights, ranked No. 9 in Class 5A by the KBCA, has won four straight games, including a 39-35 United Kansas Conference win over Leavenworth in its final game before the holiday break while Lansing dropped a 51-23 league decision to Piper in its final game of 2023. Lansing dropped a 75-25 Wednesday night UKC game against De Soto. Freshman KK Emmot leads Shawnee Heights with a 13.4 scoring average while sophomore Reianna Vega averages 8.8 points and 6.0 rebounds and senior Rachel Swift 8.2 points. Emmot leads the city with 10 3-pointers. Senior Breezy Canady leads the T-Birds with 3.2 assists per game.

ImaniMcGloryBL 1Sophomore Imani McGlory is averaging a team-high 14.3 points for 3-3 Topeka West. [File photo/TSN]

DE SOTO GIRLS (5-2 overall, 3-1 UKC) at TOPEKA WEST (3-3 overall, 2-3 UKC)

Topeka West closed out 2023 with three straight wins to even its record at 3-3. The Chargers ended its pre-holiday slate with a 57-22 romp past Kansas City-Turner while De Soto wrapped up '23 with a 49-44 conference loss to Seaman. De Soto rolled to a 75-25 Wednesday night UKC win over Lansing. Sophomore Imani McGlory leads Topeka West with a 14.3 scoring average while senior Zoe Clark averages 8.5 points and senior Rebecca Bearman 5.2 points and a team-high 8.6 rebounds.

AnnaBeckerTW 3Junior Anna Becker (23) averages a team-high 13.6 points 3.4 assists for 5-0 Seaman. [File photo/TSN]

SEAMAN GIRLS (5-0, 4-0) at LEAVENWORTH (1-5, 0-3)

Seaman, ranked No. 3 in Class 5A by the KBCA, is coming off a 49-44 UKC win over De Soto to close out its 2023 schedule while Leavenworth is coming off a 39-35 conference loss to Shawnee Heights in its '23 finale. The Pioneers dropped a 50-23 UKC decision to Basehor-Linwood on Tuesday. Junior Anna Becker leads a balanced Seaman offensive attack with a 13.6 scoring average whle senior Taylin Stallbaumer averages 12.4 points and sophomore Maddie Gragg 10.6 points. Junior Ava Esser averages a team-high 7.8 points while Becker averages 3.4 assists and junior Jaida Stallbaumer 2.8 steals.

POSTPONED: TOPEKA HIGH GIRLS (2-5, 0-1 Centennial) at EMPORIA (6-1, 1-0 Centennial)

Tonight's Topeka High at Emporia games have been postponed to weather concerns and will be made up on Jan. 30. Topeka High and Emporia will both be playing their second games of the week after the Trojans traveled to Blue Valley Northwest for a non-league contest on Thursday while Emporia opened Centennial League play at Hayden on Tuesday. Topeka High dropped a 59=25 decision to Northwest while Emporia took a 54-40 win over Hayden. Senior Addie Kirmer scored a game-high 26 points in Emporia's win over Hayden.

MaKenzieMcDanielRossSenior Makenzie McDaniel (10) has helped lead top-ranked Silver Lake to a perfect 5-0 record to open the 2023-2024 season. [File photo/TSN]

ROCK CREEK GIRLS (2-4 overall, 0-3 Mid-East) at SILVER LAKE (5-0 overall, 3-0 Mid-East)

Silver Lake wrapped up 2023 with a 66-52 win over rival Rossville in a battle of state-ranked teams while Rock Creek is coming off a 46-29 loss to Riley County. Silver Lake, top-ranked in Class 3A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, got 20 points from senior Makenzie McDaniel in the Eagles' win over Rossville.

RyleeDickSL 1Sophomore Rylee Dick (12) is off to a hot start for 5-1 Rossville. [File photo/TSN]

ROSSVILLE GIRLS (5-1, 0-1) at RILEY COUNTY (4-2, 1-1)

Rossville, No. 4-ranked in Class 3A by the KBCA, is coming off its first loss of the season, a 66-52 decision to rival Silver Lake, in its final game of 2023, while Riley County beat Beloit 32-30 in its 2023 finale. Sophomore Rylee Dick has turned in an impressive start to the 2023-2024 season for the Bulldawgs, including a team-high 19 points in the Mid-East League loss to Silver Lake.

CAIR PARAVEL GIRLS (1-5 overall) at MARANATHA ACADEMY (4-1 overall)

Cair Paravel Latin takes a one-game winning streak into 2024, with the Lions ending '23 with a 53-36 win over Northland Christian. Maranatha also played Northland Christian in its final game before the holiday break, taking a 46-15 win. Freshman Becca Gateley leads Cair Paravel with a 6.2 scoring average while sophomore Karsyn Hastert averages 4.7 points and leads the city with 1.7 blocked shots per game. Senior Abby Kuder averages 7.2 rebounds for the Lions while sophomore KellyAnn Chada averages 4.3 steals and 3.0 assists.

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