By Rick Peterson

When Hayden's boys faced Kansas City-Bishop Ward back on Dec. 15th, the Wildcats needed overtime before escaping with a one-point victory over the Cyclones.

CooperColbachSH 1Senior Cooper Colboch paced Hayden with 21 points in Monday's 65-47 sub-state quarterfinal win over KC-Bishop Ward. [File photo/TSN]

Senior Dom Ridley scored 15 points, with four 3-pointers, in Hayden's 65-47 Class 3A sub-state win over KC-Bishop Ward Monday night. [File photo/TSN]

Monday's rematch, which came in a Class 3A sub-state quarterfinal, was a different story with Hayden, the No. 6 seed in the Royal Valley sub-state, rolling to a 65-47 win over No. 3 seed Ward in a game that was played at Kansas City-Turner.

With Monday's victory the 6-15 Wildcats advanced to a 7:30 p.m. Thursday night sub-state semifinal at Royal Valley to face No. 2 seed Perry-Lecompton, which took a 57-51 overtime win over Royal Valley.

Hayden, which posted its second win in its last three games, took control of Monday's contest with a 23-11 first quarter and the Wildcats still led by 12 points (38-26) at the half and took a 45-34 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats closed out the win with a 20-13 scoring edge over the final eight minutes.

Seniors Cooper Colboch and Dom Ridley combined for 36 points to pace Hayden, with Colboch scoring 21 points and Ridley adding 15.

Colboch hit three 3-pointers and went 4 of 4 at the free throw line while Ridley connected on four 3-pointers.

Colboch and Ridley got plenty of support from their teammates, with six Wildcats scoring five or more points.

Silver Lake boys 67, St. Marys 55

Silver Lake's boys moved on to the semifinals in the Riley County Class 3A sub-state tournament, posting a 67-55 Monday night win over St. Marys.

The Eagles, who improved to 14-7, will now face No. 1 sub-state seed Beloit in a 6 p.m. semifinal Thursday at Riley County.

Beloit, now 20-1, advanced with a 47-14 win over Minneapolis Monday night.

Riverside girls 55, Cair Paravel Latin 11

Cair Paravel Latin extended its season with a Class 2A sub-state play-in win on Saturday, but the Lions saw their year come to an end Monday in a 55-11 loss at Riverside, the No. 1 seed in the Jefferson County North sub-state.

Riverside took control with a 15-0 first quarter and extended its lead to 43-6 by the end of the third quarter, forcing a running clock in the final stanza.

Cair Paravel ended its season with a 6-16 record.




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