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Topeka High girls improve to 15-0 with 66-33 romp past Manhattan

Rick Peterson

By RICK PETERSON

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It's probably a given that Topeka High's girls basketball team has been thinking about Friday's showdown with Washburn Rural for a while now.

After all, the Junior Blues were the last team to beat the Trojans, in the 2019 Class 6A state championship game, and is the only team to play High closer than 16 points this season.

But High coach Hannah Alexander wanted to make sure that all of her team's attention Wednesday night was on Manhattan, which visited top-ranked Topeka High for a Centennial League makeup game, and that seemed to be the case as the Trojans rolled to a 66-33 win over the Indians to stretch their winning streak to 38 games.

"We always talk about executing and make sure we handle business right away and not get caught and not overlook any opponent,'' Alexander said after the Trojans improved to 15-0 overall and 12-0 in the league. "I thought they did a really good job executing that tonight.

"Control what you can control, that's what we say, and take care of business and make sure we get good at what we do.''

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Prep roundup: Cair Paravel girls roll past Veritas, 47-14

Rick Peterson

By RICK PETERSON

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Cair Paravel Latin's girls basketball team rolled to a 47-14 win over Veritas Christian Tuesday night as freshman Josie Barkley led the Lions with a game-high 14 points, equaling Veritas' point total as a team.

The 6-6 Lions were in command after a 12-2 opening quarter and went on to lead 30-13 at the half.

Cair Paravel limited Veritas to 1 point in the second half to finish off the rout.

VERITAS CHRISTIAN BOYS 56, CAIR PARAVEL LATIN 53

Seniors Will Rau and Will Bartkoski combined for 40 points as Veritas Christian outscored Cair Paravel 17-9 in the fourth quarter to pull out the 56-53 win.

Rau led all scorers with 26 points while Bartkoski added 14 points as Veritas improved to 11-6.

Cair Paravel, which fell to 9-6, was led by sophomore Luke Fay with 18 points and 3 3-pointers while junior Zach Clark added 16 points.

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