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  • A game by game look at Friday's Shawnee County girls basketball games Feb. 18

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    EMPORIA (13-4, 9-4) at TOPEKA WEST (2-15, 2-11)

    Emporia is coming off a 63-19 Centennial League victory over Junction City while Topeka West dropped a 53-35 league loss at Hayden on Tuesday. Sophomore Rebecca Bearman and junior Jazmyn Ford both cracked double figures for Topeka West against Hayden, with Bearman scoring 13 points and Ford 11. 

    JUNCTION CITY (2-15, 2-12) at HIGHLAND PARK (2-15, 0-13)

    The Scots dropped a 43-41 decision to Junction City in the first meeting between the two schools and will be looking to pick up their first Centennial League win. The Blue Jays dropped a 63-19 league decision to Emporia on Tuesday while Highland Park fell at Manhattan, 73-31.

    MacySmithTWHayden senior Macy Smith scored a game-high 25 points in the Wildcats' 53-35 Centennial League win over Topeka West Tuesday night. [File photo/TSN]

    TOPEKA HIGH (16-1, 13-1) at HAYDEN (10-7, 7-6)

    Topeka High, ranked No. 2 in Class 6A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, is coming off its first loss of the season, dropping a 50-42 Centennial League decision at Seaman on Tuesday. Hayden has posted two wins this week, beating Tonganoxie on Monday before taking a 53-35 league decision over Topeka West on Tuesday. Senior Macy Smith paced Hayden against Topeka West with a game-high 25 points.

    MANHATTAN (7-10, 6-7) at WASHBURN RURAL (15-2, 11-2)

    Washburn Rural, ranked No. 3 in 6A by the KBCA, was off Tuesday after dropping a 46-42 Centennial League decision to No. 2 Topeka High last Friday. Sophomore Zoe Canfield led Rural against High with 14 points and four 3-pointers while senior Emma Krueger added 11 points. Manhattan is coming off a 73-31 league romp past Highland Park on Tuesday.

    Sophomore Taylin Stallbaumer scored 19 points in Seaman's 50-42 win over previously-unbeaten Topeka High Tuesday night. [File photo/TSN]Sophomore Taylin Stallbaumer scored 19 points in Seaman's 50-42 win over previously-unbeaten Topeka High Tuesday night. [File photo/TSN]

     LANSING (15-2) at SEAMAN (12-5)

    Seaman, ranked No. 8 in 5A by the KBCA, upset previously-unbeaten and No. 2 ranked (6A) Topeka High Tuesday night, 50-42. The Vikings face another tough test Friday, hosting No. 4 (5A) Lansing in a non-league contest. Seaman sophomore Taylin Stallbaumer scored 19 points against Topeka High while freshman Anna Becker added 13 points and was 9 of 9 at the free throw line.

    TURNER (3-14, 0-7) at SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (8-8, 3-4)

    Shawnee Heights posted a 56-54 United Kansas Conference road victory at Leavenworth on Tuesday while Turner is coming off a 66-5 loss to De Soto. Junior Emari Doby scored 21 points against Leavenworth while senior Zoe Oczko added 13 points and junior Taylor Rottinghaus 10 for the T-Birds.

    CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (10-7) vs. BISHOP WARD (7-10)

    At Kansas City Kansas Community College

    The Lions dropped a 41-27 decision to Maranatha Academy on Tuesday while Bishop Ward beat Cristo Rey 63-32 Wednesday night. Senior Jaley Barkley led Cair Paravel with 14 points against Maranatha while freshman Gracie Babbitt added 10 points. The Lions took a 38-27 win over Ward earlier in the season.

    RILEY COUNTY (7-9) at ROSSVILLE (10-8)

    Rossville took a 59-49 victory over Wabaunsee on Tuesday while Riley County is coming off a 34-30 decision over Council Grove. Sophomore Emma Mitchell led the Bulldawgs with 22 points against Wabaunsee while Kinley Porter added 14.

    SILVER LAKE (16-1) at ROCK CREEK (15-3)

    Silver Lake has split two earlier games with Rock Creek, with the Mustangs handing the Eagles their lone loss back on Jan.22, taking a 60-55 victory. Silver Lake was off Tuesday after taking a 68-46 win over rival Rossville last Friday. Kaibryn Kruger paced the Eagles with 19 points and five 3-pointers against the Bulldawgs while McKinley Kruger added 14 points and Makenzie McDaniel 13.

  • A game by game look at Friday's Shawnee County boys basketball games Feb. 18

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    ElijahBrooksWRTopeka West senior Elijah Brooks and the Chargers take a one-game lead in the Centennial League race into Friday's home game against Emporia. [File photo/TSN]

    EMPORIA (3-14, 2-11) at TOPEKA WEST (16-1, 12-1)

    Emporia is coming off a 74-62 Centennial League victory over Junction City on Tuesday while No. 2-ranked (Class 5A) Topeka West took a 51-48 overtime decision over Hayden. Senior Elijah Brooks scored 25 points for West, including the game-winning 3-pointer. West has now won 15 straight games and holds a one-game lead in the Centennial League race.

    JUNCTION CITY (11-7, 8-6) at HIGHLAND PARK (14-3, 11-2) 

    No. 4-ranked (5A) Highland Park now trails Topeka West by a game in the Centennial League race after dropping a 52-50 overtime decision at Manhattan on Tuesday. Highland Park will host Topeka West next Tuesday. Junction City is also coming off a loss, dropping a 74-62 league game to Emporia.

    JoeOttingWest1Hayden junior Joe Otting (33) scored 20 points on 10 of 13 shooting in the Wildcats' 51-48 overtime loss at Topeka West Tuesday night. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    TOPEKA HIGH (4-14, 4-10) at HAYDEN (4-13 2-11)

    Hayden will be playing its third game of the week, beating Tonganoxie on Monday before dropping a 51-48 overtime heartbreaker at Topeka West on Tuesday. Junior Joe Otting led the Wildcats with 20 points against Topeka West. Topeka High is coming off a 79-44 Centennial League loss at Seaman. The Trojans played without sophomore standout BJ Canady, out with an injury. Senior Matt Flenoy led High with 13 points.

    MANHATTAN (6-11, 5-8) at WASHBURN RURAL (8-9, 7-6)

    Manhattan is coming off a big 52-50 overtime Centennial League victory over Highland Park Tuesday night. Washburn Rural was off Tuesday night after taking a 60-35 Centennial League win at Topeka High last Friday. Senior Quincey Kidd led Washburn Rural with 14 points while Jack Bachelor added 12 points and Wyatt Conklin 11 for the Junior Blues.

     LANSING (8-9) at SEAMAN (10-7)

    Seaman has won its last two games, over Hayden and Topeka High, by an average of 32.5 points. The Vikings are coming off a 79-44 Centennial League win over the Trojans on Tuesday night, with junior Kaeden Bonner leading the way with a game-high 26 points and six 3-pointers. Mateo Hyman and Ty Henry added 12 points each for Seaman.

    TURNER (0-12, 0-6) at SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (11-5, 4-3)

    Shawnee Heights snapped a four-game losing streak with a 71-63 United Kansas Conference road victory at Leavenworth Tuesday night. Sophomore Brennon Dodge led the T-Birds with 18 points, including three 3-pointers, while Jayden Moore and Jaret Sanchez added 12 points apiece and Deacon Pomeroy 10. Heights took an 82-58 win over the Bears in the first meeting between the two schools.

    CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (13-4) vs. BISHOP WARD (13-4)

    At Kansas City Kansas Community College

    Cair Paravel, ranked No. 8 in 1A Division I by the KBCA, will be out to avenge a 67-41 loss to the Cyclones earlier in the season. The Lions are coming off a 72-57 win over Maranatha Academy on Tuesday while Ward is coming off a 69-33 victory over Cristo Rey. Senior Zach Clark scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Cair Paravel against Maranatha while senior Noah Hastert had 19 points and 17 rebounds and blocked six shots.

    RILEY COUNTY (4-13) at ROSSVILLE (3-15)

    Rossville is coming off a 58-49 loss to state-ranked Wabaunsee while Riley County dropped a 58-53 decision to Council Grove. Freshman Tayson Horak scored 15 points for Rossville on five 3-pointers against Wabaunsee while junior Kade Perine added 13 points.

    SILVER LAKE (6-11) at ROCK CREEK (7-11)

    Silver Lake was off Tuesday after dropping a 46-43 decision to rival Rossville last Friday. Rock Creek is coming off a 54-45 win over Chapman.Luke Womack scored nine points and Troy Heiman seven for the Eagles in the loss to Rossville.

     

     

  • A game by game look at Friday Shawnee County boys basketball games Feb. 18

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    ElijahBrooksWRTopeka West senior Elijah Brooks and the Chargers take a one-game lead in the Centennial League race into Friday's home game against Emporia. [File photo/TSN]

    EMPORIA (3-14, 2-11) at TOPEKA WEST (16-1, 12-1)

    Emporia is coming off a 74-62 Centennial League victory over Junction City on Tuesday while No. 2-ranked (Class 5A) Topeka West took a 51-48 overtime decision over Hayden. Senior Elijah Brooks scored 25 points for West, including the game-winning 3-pointer. West has now won 15 straight games and holds a one-game lead in the Centennial League race.

    JUNCTION CITY (11-7, 8-6) at HIGHLAND PARK (14-3, 11-2) 

    No. 4-ranked (5A) Highland Park now trails Topeka West by a game in the Centennial League race after dropping a 52-50 overtime decision at Manhattan on Tuesday. Highland Park will host Topeka West next Tuesday. Junction City is also coming off a loss, dropping a 74-62 league game to Emporia.

    JoeOttingWest1Hayden junior Joe Otting (33) scored 20 points on 10 of 13 shooting in the Wildcats' 51-48 overtime loss at Topeka West Tuesday night. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    TOPEKA HIGH (4-14, 4-10) at HAYDEN (4-13 2-11)

    Hayden will be playing its third game of the week, beating Tonganoxie on Monday before dropping a 51-48 overtime heartbreaker at Topeka West on Tuesday. Junior Joe Otting led the Wildcats with 20 points against Topeka West. Topeka High is coming off a 79-44 Centennial League loss at Seaman. The Trojans played without sophomore standout BJ Canady, out with an injury. Senior Matt Flenoy led High with 13 points.

    MANHATTAN (6-11, 5-8) at WASHBURN RURAL (8-9, 7-6)

    Manhattan is coming off a big 52-50 overtime Centennial League victory over Highland Park Tuesday night. Washburn Rural was off Tuesday night after taking a 60-35 Centennial League win at Topeka High last Friday. Senior Quincey Kidd led Washburn Rural with 14 points while Jack Bachelor added 12 points and Wyatt Conklin 11 for the Junior Blues.

     LANSING (8-9) at SEAMAN (10-7)

    Seaman has won its last two games, over Hayden and Topeka High, by an average of 32.5 points. The Vikings are coming off a 79-44 Centennial League win over the Trojans on Tuesday night, with junior Kaeden Bonner leading the way with a game-high 26 points and six 3-pointers. Mateo Hyman and Ty Henry added 12 points each for Seaman.

    TURNER (0-12, 0-6) at SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (11-5, 4-3)

    Shawnee Heights snapped a four-game losing streak with a 71-63 United Kansas Conference road victory at Leavenworth Tuesday night. Sophomore Brennon Dodge led the T-Birds with 18 points, including three 3-pointers, while Jayden Moore and Jaret Sanchez added 12 points apiece and Deacon Pomeroy 10. Heights took an 82-58 win over the Bears in the first meeting between the two schools.

    CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (13-4) vs. BISHOP WARD (13-4)

    At Kansas City Kansas Community College

    Cair Paravel, ranked No. 8 in 1A Division I by the KBCA, will be out to avenge a 67-41 loss to the Cyclones earlier in the season. The Lions are coming off a 72-57 win over Maranatha Academy on Tuesday while Ward is coming off a 69-33 victory over Cristo Rey. Senior Zach Clark scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Cair Paravel against Maranatha while senior Noah Hastert had 19 points and 17 rebounds and blocked six shots.

    RILEY COUNTY (4-13) at ROSSVILLE (3-15)

    Rossville is coming off a 58-49 loss to state-ranked Wabaunsee while Riley County dropped a 58-53 decision to Council Grove. Freshman Tayson Horak scored 15 points for Rossville on five 3-pointers against Wabaunsee while junior Kade Perine added 13 points.

    SILVER LAKE (6-11) at ROCK CREEK (7-11)

    Silver Lake was off Tuesday after dropping a 46-43 decision to rival Rossville last Friday. Rock Creek is coming off a 54-45 win over Chapman.Luke Womack scored nine points and Troy Heiman seven for the Eagles in the loss to Rossville.

  • Tuesday prep roundup: Heights boys snap four-game skid, 71-63

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    Shawnee Heights' boys basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak with Tuesday's 71-63 United Kansas Conference win at Leavenworth while clinching a winning season.

    Shawnee Heights improved to 11-5 after winning just six games a year ago as four T-Birds scored in double figures.

    BrennonDodgenew 1Sophomore Brennon Dodge scored 18 points with three 3-pointers in Shawnee Heights' 71-63 UKC win over Leavenworth Tuesday night. [File photo/TSN]

    Sophomore Brennon Dodge led Shawnee Heights, 4-3 in the UKC, with 18 points, while sophomore Jayden Moore and sophomore Dylan Sanchez both added 12 points and freshman Deacon Pomeroy 10 points.

    Dodge hit three 3-pointers on the night while Moore went 7 of 8 at the free throw line.

    The T-Birds led 15-12 at the end of the first quarter and 32-24 at the half before opening up a double-digit advantage (53-38) with a 21-14 third quarter.

    The Pioneers outscored Heights 25-18 in the fourth quarter but the T-Birds held on for the win.

    Shawnee Heights will be at home Thursday to host Piper in a non-league game.

    SHAWNEE HEIGHTS GIRLS 56, LEAVENWORTH 54 --Shawnee Heights held on for a 56-54 United Kansas Conference road win over Leavenworth in a game that was tight throughout.

    The T-Birds, who improved to 8-8, 3-4, was led by junior Emari Doby with 21 points while senior Zoe Oczko added 12 points, junior Taylor Rottinghaus 10 points and senior Abby Schulte nine.

    Rottinghaus provided a lift for Shawnee Heights, which played without sophomore starter Breezy Canady, who missed the game due to illness.

    The T-Birds will be back in action Thursday, hosting Piper in a non-league contest.

  • Top-ranked Silver Lake girls lead seven county teams in KBCA rankings

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    Seven Shawnee County basketball teams continue to be ranked in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association state rankings released Tuesday, with Silver Lake's girls continuing to hold the No. 1 spot in Class 3A.

    Topeka West, which has won 14 straight games, remained No. 2 in the 5A boys rankings while Highland Park is No. 4.

    Cair Paravel is No. 8 in the 1A Division I boys rankings.

    Topeka High and Washburn Rural are ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in the 6A girls rankings behind Olathe North.

    Seaman remains No. 8 spot in the 5A girls rankings.

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  • A game by game look at Tuesday's Shawnee County girls basketball games Feb. 15

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    TOPEKA WEST (2-14, 2-9) at HAYDEN (9-7, 6-6)

    Both teams are coming off wins, with Hayden taking a 42-27 non-league win over Tonganoxie on Monday while Topeka West rolled to a 54-22 Centennial League victory at Junction City last Friday. Sophomore Lauren Sandstrom had a career night for Hayden in its win over Tonganoxie, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

    KikiSmithWRTopeka High junior Kiki Smith led the Trojans with 14 points in last Friday's 46-42 Centennial League win over Washburn Rural. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    TOPEKA HIGH (16-0, 13-0) at SEAMAN (11-5, 9-4)

    Topeka High rallied a 46-42 win over Washburn Rural in last Friday's Centennial League showdown, with the Trojans extending their lead in the league race to two games. Junior Kiki Smith led Topeka High with 14 points while senior Tae Thomas added 11 and sophomore Ladaysha Baird 10, including a huge fourth-quarter 3-pointer to give High the lead for good. Seaman took a 50-38 Centennial League win at Hayden on Friday, with freshman Anna Becker scoring 13 points, sophomore Taylin Stallbaumer 12 points and sophomore Brooklyn Gormley 11 for the Vikings.

    MARANATHA ACADEMY (7-7) at CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (10-6)

    Cair Paravel, led by senior Jaley Barkley, has turned its season around after starting the year 0-4, pushing its winning streak to six games with a 40-14 home win over Bishop Seabury on Friday. Maranatha Academy is coming off a 34-26 loss to Olathe Heritage Christian Academy.

    SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (7-8, 2-4) at LEAVENWORTH (7-9, 2-4)

    Shawnee Heights dropped a 68-44 United Kansas Conference decision at state-ranked Lansing on Friday while Leavenworth is coming off a 43-15 win over Turner. Shawnee Heights took a 50-38 home UKC decision over Leavenworth in the first meeting of the season between the T-Birds and Pioneers.

    HIGHLAND PARK (2-14, 0-12) at MANHATTAN (6-10, 5-7)

    Highland Park was off Friday after dropping a 61-38 decision to undefeated and Centennial League-leading Topeka High on Tuesday. Manhattan is coming off a 41-29 Centennial League loss to state-ranked Emporia. Freshman Amelia Ramsey scored 15 points for the Scots against the Trojans while senior Aiysa Taylor added nine points and Atiya Gonzles eight.

    WABAUNSEE (6-10) at ROSSVILLE (9-8)

    Rossville dropped a 68-46 decision to top-ranked (3A) Silver Lake last Friday. Sophomore Emma Mitchell scored 13 points to lead the Bulldawgs against Silver Lake. Wabaunsee is coming off a 35-25 victory over Riley County.

     

     

  • Friday prep roundup: West boys run win streak to 14 with 65-62 win over Blue Jays

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    Topeka West survived a tough road challenge at Junction City Friday night, taking a 65-62 Centennial League win to improve to 15-1 overall and 11-1 in the league.

    West, which ran its win streak to 14 games, protected its share of the league lead while sweeping the season series with the Blue Jays in a pair of close wins. The Chargers took a 67-66 overtime decision over Junction City in the first game between the two teams.

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    No. 2-ranked Topeka West led 17-15 at the end of the first quarter Friday night and led by seven (41-34) at the half before pushing its advantage to 56-46 at the start of the fourth quarter.

    Junction City (11-6, 8-5) rallied over the final eight minutes but the Chargers were able to hold on for the important league win despite hitting just eight of 23 free throw attempts on the night.

    Junior Sincere Austin, who scored 25 points in Tuesday's win over Manhattan, led Topeka West with 21 points while senior star Elijah Brooks added 17, all in the first half.

    Junior Malachi Berg was the third Charger in double figures, scoring 10 points.

    Topeka West will host Hayden on Tuesday.

    TOPEKA WEST GIRLS 54, JUNCTION CITY 22 -- Topeka West rolled to a 54-22 road win over Junction City Friday night, with the Chargers picking up their second win of the season.

    Topeka West, now 2-14 overall and 2-10 in the Centennial League, avenged a 32-30 loss to the Blue Jays earlier in the season.

  • A game by game look at Friday's Shawnee County boys basketball games Feb. 11

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    QuinceyKidd2 3Washburn Rural senior Quincey Kidd has scored 33 points in two games on the week, including 20 points in Tuesday's loss to Seaman. [File photo/TSN] 

    WASHBURN RURAL (7-9, 6-6) at TOPEKA HIGH (4-12, 4-8)

    Washburn Rural will be playing its third game of the week, taking a 54-51 Centennial League win over Junction City on Monday before dropping a 60-50 league decision to Seaman on Tuesday. Topeka High is coming off a 71-45 loss to league-leading and No. 4-ranked (Class 5A) Highland Park on Tuesday. Washburn Rural got 20 points from senior Quincey Kidd and 16 from junior Jack Bachelor in the Junior Blues' loss to Seaman while Topeka High got 15 points from sophomore BJ Canady and 12 from Germane Mays against Highland Park.

     GavinWilhelmWRSeaman senior Gavin Wilhelm scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers in the Vikings' 60-50 Centennial League win over Washburn Rural on Tuesday night. [File photo/TSN]

    SEAMAN (8-7, 7-5) at HAYDEN (3-11, 2-9)

    Seaman beat Washburn Rural 60-50 Tuesday night in a Centennial League contest to snap a three-game losing skid while Hayden dropped a 49-43 league decision at Junction City. Senior Gavin Wilhelm scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers to lead Seaman against Washburn Rural while juniors Kaeden Bonner and Aron Davis added 13 and 10 points, respectively. Hayden, which beat Rural last Friday, gave Junction City a battle Tueday night before the 10th-ranked (Class 6A) Blue Jays took control late.

    SILVER LAKE (6-10) at ROSSVILLE (2-13)

    Silver Lake will be playing its third game of the week, falling to Pleasant Ridge on Monday and taking a 64-54 win over Riley County Thursday night. Kamryn Kaniper scored 18 points to lead the Eagles against Riley County while Luke Womack scored 12 points and Brogan Renfro 11. Rossville is coming off of a 73-60 loss to state-ranked (3A) Osage City Tuesday night. Junior Francesco Patrizi led the Bulldawgs with 21 points while junior Kade Perine scored 20 points.

    SincereAustin1Topeka West junior Sincere Austin is coming off of a career-high 25-point performance in Tuesday's win over Manhattan. [File photo/TSN]

    TOPEKA WEST (14-1, 10-1) at JUNCTION CITY (11-5, 8-4)

    Topeka West rolled to its 13th straight win, a 77-48 Centennial League win over Manhattan on Tuesday, as senior Elijah Brooks scored 28 points and junior Sincere Austin had a career-high 25 points. The Chargers remain tied with Highland Park for the league lead in the loss column. Junction City will be playing its third game of the week, dropping a 54-51 decision at Washburn Rural on Monday before taking a 49-43 home win over Hayden on Tuesday.

    SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (10-4, 3-2) at LANSING (7-8, 2-4)

    Playing without 6-foot-6 senior Carter Olson, who is expected to be out for the season with a knee injury, Shawnee Heights dropped a 53-31 United Kansas Conference decision to state-ranked Basehor-Linwood Tuesday night. Sophomore Brennon Dodge led the T-Birds with nine points. Shawnee Heights has lost three straight games, all to state-ranked teams.

    BISHOP SEABURY (2-13) at CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (11-4)

    Cair Paravel cracked the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Class 1A Division I state rankings this week at No. 8, but the Lions are coming off a tough 72-69 loss to Olathe Heritage Christian Tuesday night. Senior Zach Clark led Cair Paravel with 19 points while Levi Will added 16 points with three 3-pointers, Noah Hastert had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Simon Everhart 13 points.

  • A game by game look at Friday's Shawnee County girls basketball games Feb. 11

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

     TaeThomasHPTopeka High senior Tae Thomas is coming off a 22-point game with five 3-pointers in a 61-38 win at Highland Park. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    Junior Brooklyn DeLeye leads a balanced offensive attack for No. 3-ranked Washburn Rural. [FIle photo/TSN]Junior Brooklyn DeLeye leads a balanced offensive attack for No. 3-ranked Washburn Rural. [FIle photo/TSN]

    WASHBURN RURAL (15-1, 11-1) at TOPEKA HIGH (15-0, 12-0)

    Two of the top teams in the state, No. 2-ranked Topeka High and No. 3 Rural, will do battle for the second time this season. The Trojans took a 45-39 win over the Junior Blues in the first game back on Jan. 4 at Rural. Topeka High is coming off a 61-38 Centennial League win at Highland Park, with senior Tae Thomas scoring 22 points with five 3-pointers and junior Kiki Smith adding 16 points. Rural is already 2-0 on the week, beating Junction City on Monday and taking a 42-20 decision over No. 8-ranked (Class 5A) Seaman on Tuesday. Sophomore Jada Ingram scored 11 points and senior Emma Krueger added nine for Rural.

    SEAMAN (10-5, 8-4) at HAYDEN (8-6, 6-5)

    Seaman is coming off Tueday's 42-20 Centennial League loss to Washburn Rural, but the Viking have turned in a solid season with a very young team. Freshman Maegan Mills led the Vikings with six points against Rural while freshman Anna Becker scored a total of 48 points in two Seaman wins last week and sophomore Taylin Stallbaumer has been a team leader throughout the season. Hayden is coming off a 36-25 league win at Junction City, with seniors Sandy Anguiano and Macy Smith scoring eight points apiece for the Wildcats.

    SILVER LAKE (15-1) at ROSSVILLE (9-7)

    Rossville is coming off a 59-47 win over Osage City, with sophomore Kinsey Perine scoring 31 points and sophomore Emma Mitchell adding 14 points. The Bulldawgs face a tough challenge Friday against the No. 1-ranked (3A) Eagles. After a 75-36 win over Pleasant Ridge on Monday Silver Lake took a 44-32 decision over Silver Lake on Thursday.  

    TOPEKA WEST (1-14, 1-10) at JUNCTION CITY (2-13, 2-10)

    Topeka West dropped a 53-34 Centennial League decision to Manhattan on Tuesday and stepped outside the league to play Lawrence on Wednesday, dropping a 55-25 game to the Lions. Azaryah Duncan led the Chargers with 12 points in the loss to Manhattan. Junction City will be playing its third game of the week, losing to No. 3-ranked Washburn Rural on Monday and dropping a 35-26 Centennial League decission to Hayden on Tuesday.

    SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (7-7, 2-3) at LANSING (13-2, 6-0)

    Shawnee Heights dropped a 51-43 United Kansas Conference decision to Basehor-Linwood on Tuesday, with junior Emari Doby scoring 13 points and senior Abby Schulte 12 for the T-Birds. UKC leader Lansing rolled to a 74-4 league victory over Turner on Tuesday.

    BISHOP SEABURY (0-8) at CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (9-6)

    Cair Paravel continued its recent surge with a 34-26 victory over Olathe Heritage Christian on Tuesday, with senior Jaley Barkley leading the way for the Lions with a 21-point game, including three 3-pointers. Bishop Seabury is still looking for its first win of the season and is coming off a 48-19 loss to Ward.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Tuesday prep roundup: Hi Park boys protect league lead with win over Trojans

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    Highland Park's boys basketball team maintained its share of the Centennial League lead with a 71-45 home romp past Topeka High Tuesday night.

    The Scots, who improved to 14-2 overall and 11-1 in the league, steadily built their lead over the Trojans, including a 34-21 advantage at the half and a 48-32 lead entering the fourth quarter.

    Highland Park singed the net at a 59 percent clip (30 of 51) and hit six of nine 3-point attempts while committing just seven turnovers.

    JahmirKingcannonJunior Jahmir Kingcannon had 21 points with five 3-pointers in Highland Park's 71-45 win over Topeka High Tuesday night. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    Junior Jahmir Kingcannon scored 21 points with five 3-pointers while junior Ketraleus Aldridge added 18 points with five dunks and senior Juan'Tario Roberts 10 points.

    Sophomore BJ Canady led Topeka High (4-12, 3-8) with 15 points, 11 in the fourth quarter, while Germane Mays added 12 points.

    TaeThomasHPSenior Tae Thomas (15) led Topeka High with a game-high 22 points and five 3-pointers in Tuesday's 61-38 road win at Highland Park. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    TOPEKA HIGH GIRLS 61, HIGHLAND PARK 38 --Undefeated and second-ranked Topeka High took control with a 21-5 first quarter and led 37-20 at the half and 47-28 after three quarters.

    The Trojans (15-0, 12-0) rolled to the win despite shooting just 37 percent from the field and 44 percent from the tree throw line while hitting seven of 32 3-point attempts.

    Senior Tae Thomas paced Topeka High with a game-high 22 points and five 3-pointers while junior Kiki Smith added 16 points (two 3-pointers) and junior Adisyn Caryl eight points. 

    Freshman Amelia Ramsey led Highland Park (2-14, 0-12) with 15 points while Aisya Taylor added nine points and Atiya Gonzales eight.

    Topeka High will host No. 3-ranked Washburn Rural in a Centennial League showdown Friday night.