Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer
Rick Peterson



Silver Lake senior girls basketball standout McKinley Kruger reached the 1,000-point scoring milestone Thursday in the Eagles' 62-30 home Mid-East League victory over Riley County.

McKinleyKrugerSL2024 1Silver Lake senior McKinley Kruger scored 18 points Thursday night, reaching the 1.000-point milestone for her career in a 62-30 win over Riley County. [File photo/TSN]

MaKenzieMcDanielRossSenior Makenzie McDaniel (10) scored a game-high 20 points in Silver Lake's 62-30 win over Riley County Thursday night. [File photo/TSN]s

Kruger scored 18 points as the undefeated and top-ranked (Class 3A) Eagles improved to 7-0 while senior Makenzie McDaniel led all scorers with 20 points and sophomore Kailyn Hanni added nine points.

Silver Lake jumped out in front 22-7 in the first quarter and took a commanding 38-16 halftime lead.

The Eagles outscored the Falcons 22-8 in the third quarter to take a 60-24 lead and a running score was used throughout the fourth quarter.

DayneJohnsonRC 1Sophomore Dayne Johnson (11) scored a game-high 19 points in Thursday's 53-38 Silver Lake win over Riley County. [File photo/TSN]


Silver Lake outscored Riley County 27-15 in the second half to pull away for a 53-38 home Mid-East League victory over the Falcons.

Silver Lake, which improved to 5-2, trailed 14-12 at the end of the first quarter before rallying for a 26-23 halftime advantage.

The Eagles then outscored Riley County 8-3 in the third quarter to take a 34-26 lead and pulled away for the 15-point victory with a 19-12 fourth quarter.

Dayne Johnson led Silver Lake with a game-high 19 points while Elijah Lopez added 10 points and junior Brody Deiter nine. 

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