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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.

  • Cair Paravel boys crack KBCA Class 1A-Division I state rankings

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    Seven Shawnee County basketball teams earned spots in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association state rankings, with Cair Paravel Latin's boys the latest county addition to the rankings.

    Cair Paravel, 10-3 on the season entering Tuesday night's game, garnered the No. 8 position in the Class 1A Division I rankings, released Tuesday.

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    Silver Lake continues to hold down the No. 1 spot in the 3A girls rankings..

    Topeka West, which has won 12 straight games to improve to 13-1, remained No. 2 in the 5A boys rankings while Highland Park (13-2) is No. 4.

    Topeka High and Washburn Rural are ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in the 6A girls rankings and will face off on Friday at Topeka High.

    Topeka High was 14-0 and Rural 14-1 entering Tuesday's games. 

    Seaman (10-4) moved up to the No. 8 spot in the 5A girls rankings.

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  • A game by game look at Tuesday's Shawnee County boys basketball games Feb. 8

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    SEAMAN (7-7, 6-5) at WASHBURN RURAL (7-8, 6-5)

    RuraljubeJC2Washburn Rural celebrates Monday's 54-51 Centennial League win over Junction City. The Junior Blues host Seaman Tuesday night. [Photo by Doug Walker/Special to TSN]

    Washburn Rural will be playing for the second straight night after taking a 54-51 home Centennial League win over Junction City Monday night. Senior Quincey Kidd led the Junior Blues with 13 points, all in the second half, while sophomore Griffin Durst added 11 points and junior Jack Bachelor 10 points, all in the second half. Seaman is coming off a 73-65 league loss to Highland Park last Friday. Senior Mateo Hyman scored a game-high 23 points for the Vikings against the Scots, while senior Dreighton Griess added 14 points, junior Kaeden Bonner 13 and senior Ty Henry 12. 

    Ketraleus AldridgeJunior Ketraleus Aldridge (1) and Highland Park will put their 13-2 record on the line Tuesday night against USD 501 rival Topeka High. [File photo/TSN]

    TOPEKA HIGH (4-11, 4-7) at HIGHLAND PARK (13-2, 10-1)

    Both the Trojans and Scots are coming off Centennial League victories last Friday, with Topeka High taking a 70-59 win over Emporia in the annual Dean Smith Game while Highland Park protected its share of the league lead with a 73-65 win at Seaman. Junior Mason Gomez led Topeka High with 24 points and seven 3-pointers against Emporia while sophomores BJ Canady and Bryson Thrasher added 12 and 11 points. Junior Ketraleus Aldridge scored 22 points and junior Tre Richardson added 17 points and Quentin Adams 10 for the No. 4-ranked Scots (Class 5A) against Seaman.

    ElijahBrooksWRSenior Elijah Brooks and 13-1 Topeka West will host Manhattan in a Tuesday night Centennial League matchup. [File photo/TSN]

    MANHATTAN (4-10, 3-7) at TOPEKA WEST (13-1, 9-1)

    Manhattan is coming off its biggest win of the season, a 43-41 Centennial League decision over Junction City last Friday. Topeka West, No. 2-ranked in Class 5A by the KBCA, was off Friday after taking a 56-42 league win over Washburn Rural last Tuesday. Senior Elijah Brooks led the Chargers with 21 points while junior Xavier Alexander added 16. Topeka West has won 12 straight games and is tied in the loss column for the Centennial League lead with Highland Park.

    HAYDEN (3-10, 2-8) at JUNCTION CITY (10-5, 7-4)

    Junction City played a Monday night makeup game at Washburn Rural, with the Blue Jays dropping a 54-51 Centennial League decision to the Junior Blues. Senior Howard Johnson led Junction City with 20 points. Hayden is coming off a 54-42 league win at Rural last Friday, with senior Trent Duffey pacing the Wildcats with 18 points while juniors Joe Otting and Jake Muller added 15 and 14 points, respectively.

    BASEHOR-LINWOOD (12-2, 4-0) at SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (10-3, 3-1)

    Shawnee Heights is coming off a 53-36 United Kansas Conference loss to De Soto, while Basehor-Linwood, No. 7-ranked in Class 5A by the KBCA, is coming off a 73-42 win over Wamego. Senior Carter Olson scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Shawnee Heights against De Soto while sophomore Brennon Dodge added 12 points with a pair of 3-pointers.

    OLATHE HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (10-5) at CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (11-3)

    Cair Paravel Latin is coming off a 70-40 win over Marais des Cygnes Valley last Friday. Senior Zach Clark scored 21 points to lead the Lions while senior Noah Hastert had 16 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 blocked shots. Heritage Christian is coming off a 62-47 win over Bishop Seabury.

    ROSSVILLE (2-12) at OSAGE CITY (15-1)

    Rossville played a close game against state-ranked Wabaunsee, No. 4 in 2A, last Friday, dropping a 56-48 decision. Bulldawg junior Kade Perine scored 25 points in Rossville's loss to Wabaunsee. Osage City, ranked No. 8 in 3A, rolled to a 75-37 win over West Franklin in its most recent game.

     

  • A game by game look at Tuesday's Shawnee County girls basketball games Feb. 8

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    SEAMAN (10-4, 8-3) at WASHBURN RURAL (14[1, 10-1)

    AnnaBeckernew2Seaman freshman Anna Becker (23) scored 48 points in two Viking wins last week, including a game-high 22 points in last Friday's 67-35 win over Highland Park. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    ZoeCanfieldJCSophomore Zoe Canfield scored 10 points with a pair of 3-pointers in Washburn Rural's 69-26 win over Junction City Monday night. [Photo by Doug Walker/Special to TSN]

    Washburn Rural played a Monday night Centennial League makeup game against Junction City, rolling to a 69-26 home win over the Blue Jays. Senior Katelynn Brogan came off the bench to score a game-high 15 points while Rural sophomores Zoe Canfield and Jada Ingram added 10 points apiece. Seaman is coming off a 67-35 league win over Highland Park last Friday, with freshman Anna Becker scoring 22 points and sophomore Taylin Stallbaumer adding 14 points, sophomore Brooklyn Gormley 11 and freshman Ava Esser 10 points.

    KikiWRJunior Kiki Smith (23) has helped lead Topeka High to a perfect 14-0 record entering Tuesday night's Centennial League game at Highland Park. [File photo/TSN]

    TOPEKA HIGH (14-0, 11-0) at HIGHLAND PARK (2-13, 0-11)

    Topeka High, second-ranked in Class 6A, remained undefeated with a 65-36 Centennial League romp past No. 3-ranked (5A) Emporia last Friday. Junior Kiki Smith led the Trojans with 21 points while senior Tae Thomas added 15 points. Highland Park dropped a 67-35 decision at Seaman last Friday, with the Scots getting 12 points and 12 rebounds from freshman Amelia Ramsey.

    MANHATTAN (5-9, 4-6) at TOPEKA WEST (1-12, 1-9)

    Topeka West has been idle since 51-34 loss to Leavenworth in the Lady Firebirds Winter Classic on Jan. 28. Manhattan is coming off a 49-28 Centennial League win over Junction City last Friday.

    HAYDEN (7-6, 5-5) at JUNCTION CITY (2-12, 2-9)

    Junction City dropped a 69-26 Centennial League decision at Washburn Rural Monday night in a makeup game, with the Blue Jays getting 11 points from junior Sophia Holloway. Hayden is coming off a 46-32 loss at Washburn Rural last Friday. Senior Carly Stuke led the Wildcats with 10 points while sophomore Lauren Sandstrom added nine points and senior Macy Smith eight. 

    BASEHOR-LINWOOD (8-6, 3-1) at SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (7-6, 2-2)

    Both teams will be looking to bounce back from losses, with Shawnee Heights coming off a 56-48 United Kansas Conference defeat against De Soto while Basehor-Linwood dropped a 56-51 non-league decision to Wamego.

    OLATHE HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (8-5) at CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (8-6)

    Senior Jaley Barkley scored 18 points with three 3-pointers in Cair Paravel's 49-42 victory over Marais des Cygnes Valley last Friday. Heritage Christian is coming off a 43-27 win over Lutheran, Mo.

    ROSSVILLE (8-7) at OSAGE CITY (7-9)

    Rossville rolled to a 53-25 victory over Wabaunsee in its last game, getting 18 points from sophomore Emma Mitchell and 13 points from senior Caylee Douglas, who went seven of eight at the free throw line. Osage City is coming off a 41-31 win over West Franklin.

     

     

     

     

  • Friday prep roundup: Hayden boys break through with win at Rural

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    Hayden's boys basketball team had been knocking on the door for awhile, including a two-point loss to Centennial League co-leader Highland Park and a four-point overtime defeat against Class 6A Topeka High in its previous two games.

    Dwayne Paul's Wildcats knocked the door down Friday night, posting a 54-42 road win at Washburn Rural.

    TrentDuffeyWNWHayden senior Trent Duffey tied for game-high scoring honors with 18 points in the Wildcats' 54-42 Centennial League road win at Washburn Rural Friday night. [File photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    The Wildcats, who improved to 3-10 overall and 2-8 in the Centennial League, led all the way against Washburn Rural (6-8, 5-5), jumping out to a 14-6 first-quarter advantage and taking a 23-13 lead to the locker room at halftime.

    Hayden increased its lead to 12 points (41-29) at the start of the fourth quarter and Washburn Rural got no closer than seven the rest of the way.

    The Wildcats rode a 51-percent shooting night to Friday's victory, hitting five 3-pointers in the game.

    Senior Trent Duffey led Hayden with 18 points while juniors Joe Otting and Jake Muller added 15 and 14 points, respectively.

    Junior Jack Bachelor scored 18 points for Washburn Rural, including three 3-pointers, to tie Duffey for game-high honors while senior Quincey Kidd added 10 points. The Junior Blues shot 36 percent from the field.

    Both Duffey and Muller canned two 3-pointers.

    WASHBURN RURAL GIRLS 46, HAYDEN 32 --Washburn Rural, third-ranked in Class 6A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, took control early en route to improving to 13-1 overall and 9-1 in the Centennial League with Friday's 46-32 home win over Hayden.

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    Rural took a 12-3 first-quarter advantage and led 21-8 at the half and 32-17 starting the fourth quarter.

  • A game by game look at Friday's Shawnee County boys basketball games Feb. 4

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    JackBachelor1Junior Jack Bachelor scored 16 points to lead Washburn Rural in Tuesday's 56-42 loss to Topeka West. [File photo/TSN]

    HAYDEN (2-10, 1-8) at WASHBURN RURAL (6-7, 5-4)

    Hayden was off Tuesday after dropping a 62-60 Centennial League decision to Highland Park last Friday while Washburn Rural is coming off a 56-42 loss to Topeka West Tuesday night. Junior Joe Otting led Hayden with 19 points against Hi Park while senior Trent Duffey added 16 points and Peyton Bartlett 11. Junior Jack Bachelor scored 16 points for Washburn Rural in the Junior Blues' loss to Topeka West.

    Ketraleus AldridgeHighland Park junior Ketraleus Aldridge scored 17 points to lead the Scots in Tuesday's 55-53 win over Emporia. [File photo/TSN]

    HIGHLAND PARK (12-2, 9-1) at SEAMAN (7-6, 6-4)

    Highland Park, which is tied with Topeka West for the Centennial League lead, has posted back-to-back two-point league wins, including a 55-53 win over Emporia on Tuesday. Junior Ketraleus Aldridge led Highland Park with 17 points against Emporia while juniors Quentin Adams and Tre Richardson added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Highland Park is ranked No. 4 in Class 5A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association. Seaman is coming off a 66-64 overtime loss to state-ranked Junction City. Senior Dreighton Griess came off the bench to score 19 points for Seaman while seniors Mateo Hyman and Ty Henry added 16 and 12 points.  

    EMPORIA (2-12, 1-9) at TOPEKA HIGH (3-11, 3-7)

    Topeka High picked up its third win on Tuesday, 69-56 over Manhattan, equaling its win total for the 2020-2021 season. Sophomore Bryson Thrasher scored 23 points to lead Topeka High while senior Germane Mays added 16 points and sophomore Isaiah Lyons 14. Emporia dropped a 55-53 league decision to Highland Park on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Parker Leeds and 13 from River Peters. 

    BrennonDodgenew 1Sophomore Brennon Dodge scored 19 points and hit five 3-pointers in Shawnee Heights' 56-46 win over Tonganoxie on Tuesday. [File photo/TSN]

    DE SOTO (11-2, 3-1) at SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (10-2, 3-0)

    Shawnee Heights posted a 56-46 win at state-ranked Tonganoxie on Tuesday, with sophomore Brennon Dodge scoring 19 points and hitting five 3-pointers for the T-Birds. Senior point guard Jarin Sanders scored 10 points for Shawnee Heights while senior Carter Olson scored nine points and grabbed 11 rebounds. De Soto, ranked No. 8 in the KBCA, is coming off a 62-40 win over Spring Hill.

    CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (10-3) at MARAIS DES CYGNES VALLEY (7-8)

    Cair Paravel posted a 70-49 victory at Kansas City Christian on Tuesday. Senior Noah Hastert led the Lions with 22 points and 16 rebounds while senior Carter Brian added nine points and senior Ethan Everhart and sophomore Simon Everhart scored eight points apiece. Cair Paravel will be facing a Marais des Cygnes Valley team that is coming off a 52-50 victory over Cornerstone.

    SILVER LAKE (5-8) at ST. MARYS (10-3)

    Silver Lake is coming off a 76-59 loss to state-ranked Osage City on Tuesday while St. Marys took a 67-38 victory over Rossville. Senior Carson Johnson scored a career-high 18 points for Silver Lake against Osage City while junior Kamryn Kaniper added 11 points. The Eagles will be facing a St. Marys team that is ranked No. 2 in 2A by the KBCA. 

    ROSSVILLE (2-12) at WABAUNSEE (10-3)

    Rossville dropped a 67-38 decision to 2A power St. Marys on Tuesday while Wabaunsee dropped a 55-48 decision to Lyndon. Junior Kade Perine scored 18 points to lead Rossville against St. Marys while Francesco Patrizi added 10 points.