By Rick Peterson


Highland Park's girls basketball team rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 71-39 romp past Class 6A school Free State in Thursday's opening round of the Glacier's Edge Invitational at Emporia.

PearmellaCarter 2Freshman Pearmella Carter scored 22 points, with nine rebounds and six steals in Highland Park's 71-39 win over Free State on Thursday. [Highland Park girls basketball]

After dropping a 55-47 non-league decision at Eudora on Tuesday, Rob Brown's Scots rolled to the Glacier's Edge semifinals with Thursday's 32-point win over the Firebirds.

Freshman Pearmella Carter paced the Scots with 22 points (9 of 13 from the field) and added nine rebounds and six steals.

Angelique Gowan-Britt added 18 points and also grabbed a game-high 14 points while recording three assists and three steals.

DeAsia Sanders had six assists and five steals in the win.

Highland Park, now 5-1, will face Blue Valley at 6:15 p.m. Friday in the first semifinal, followed by a matchup between host Emporia and Derby.

MikeyWilliamsSMN 1Junior Mikey Williams (5) scored 17 points with five 3-pointers in Highland Park's 58-19 Meadowlark Conference win over KC_Schlagle on Thursday. [File photo/TSN]

Hi Park boys roll past KC-Schlagle, 58-19

Highland Park's boys posted their second win of the week, taking a 58-19 Meadowlark Conference road win over Kansas City-Schlagle Thursday night.

Junior Mikey Williams paced the Scots with 17 points, including five 3-pointers, while junior Ja'Corey Robinson had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Junior Jamon Wilson dished out nine assists as the Scots improved to 8-1 on the season.

LaurenSandstromRural 1Senior Lauren Sandstrom led a balanced Hayden attack with 15 points in the Wildcats' 61-34 win over Marysville on Thursday. [File photo/TSN]

Hayden girls roll to Hiawatha Invitational title game

Hayden's girls, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, will play for the Hiawatha Invitational championship on Saturday after romping to a 61-34 victory over Marysville on Thursday.

Senior Lauren Sandstrom led Hayden with 15 points while junior Amelia Ramsey added 13 points and junior Norma Greco 11 points.

Now 10-1, Hayden will play for the tournament title at 4:30 p.m. Saturday against St. Joseph, Mo.-Lafayette.

Blue Valley tops Lady T-Birds

Shawnee Heights' girls dropped a 58-47 decision to Blue Valley in Thursday's first-round game of the Glacier's Edge Invitational at Emporia.

The T-Birds, now 5-5, will play a 3:15 p.m. consolation game on Friday against Free State.



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