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Emporia girls ride 11 3-pointers past Hayden, 50-29

Rick Peterson

 By RICK PETERSON

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Emporia's girls basketball team only made 16 field goals in Monday night's Centennial League road game at Hayden, but the Spartans got the most out of its buckets, hitting 11 3-pointers on the way to a 50-29 win.

Juniors Allie Baker and Gracie Gilpin hit four 3-pointers apiece to tie for team-high scoring honors with 14 points while senior Macey Adams hit two 3s and finished with 8 points.

Baker hit 3 treys in the first half as the Spartans, 13-6 overall and 10-4 in the league, led by as many as 18 points en route to a 25-15 halftime advantage and Gilpin hit 3 3s after halftime as Emporia fought through a third-quarter Hayden rally and pulled away down the stretch to lead by 23 points.

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A1 Lock & Key Performers February 22, 2021

Rick Peterson

By RICK PETERSON
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KAI ALLEN, Silver Lake

The Eagles' star senior 138-pounder captured the fourth regional/sub-state championship of his high school wrestling career in Saturday's Class 3A-1A sub-state at Marion, going 3-0 on the day with two pins to improve to 37-3 on the season. Allen, No. 3 in the KWCA state rankings, pinned Douglass' Matthew Reynolds 2:59 into the championship match after winning his first two matches with a 22-second pin and a 16-5 major decision. Allen helped lead the Eagles to the regional title by a 97-83 margin over Wellsville. 

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DAJIA ANDERSON, Washburn Rural

A senior, Anderson won the 191-pound title in last Friday's Division I girls sub-state tournament at Leavenworth, improving to 24-4 on the season and helping lead the Junior Blues to the team title. Anderson, top-ranked in the KWCA rankings and a returning state champion, recorded pins in 3:37 and 5:22 before outlasting No. 2-ranked Maranda Bell of Shawnee Heights in the championship match, 8-7.

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