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Seaman boys bounce back from OT loss; Rural girls improve to 13-1

Rick Peterson

By RICK PETERSON

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Seaman's boys basketball team bounced back from a tough overtime loss at Highland Park last Friday with arguably its biggest win of the season Tuesday night, taking a 56-47 home Centennial League victory over Washburn Rural.

The Vikings had Highland Park on the ropes in the final seconds of last Friday's game before the Scots forced overtime with a late 3-pointer and pulled away in the extra session for a 55-47 win.

This time it was Seaman that took control late, improving to 7-8 overall and 6-6 in the league while Washburn Rural fell to 9-5 and 8-3, dropping two games behind Topeka West in the league race.

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Seaman started the fourth quarter with a 7-0 run, but Washburn Rural cut its deficit to 2 points before the Vikings used another run to regain control and put the game away at the free throw line, hitting 11 of 13 charities on the night.

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West boys ride huge third quarter to road rout at Manhattan

Rick Peterson

By RICK PETERSON

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Topeka West's boys basketball team rode a 31-point third quarter to an 83-58 win at Manhattan Tuesday night, opening up a two-game lead in the Centennial League race.

Topeka West improved to 12-2 overall and 9-1 in the league and Tuesday's win, coupled with Washburn Rural's loss at Seaman, allowed West to open up a two-game advantage over Rural and Highland Park.

West held a slim 37-36 lead at the half, but exploded for 31 points in the third quarter to take a commanding 68-51 lead and outscored the Indians 15-7 the rest of the way.

Senior point guard Marque Wilkerson led the Chargers with a game-high 26 points, including 4 3-pointers, while junior Elijah Brooks added 18 points, junior Zander Putthoff 12 on 4 3-pointers and senior Trevion Alexander 11 points.

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