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The boys led by three at halftime, but Ell-Saline outscored them 28-20 in the second half for a 41-36 win Feb. 4. Zach Weis had a game-high 16 points for the Warriors.
Bennington lost a pair Feb. 3 at Sedgwick. It was no contest in the girls game as the Cardinals led 15-2 after the first quarter and never looked back, rolling 48-21. Modin led Bennington with nine points. The boys were up by two after the first quarter and trailed only 27-20 at halftime. But they couldn’t keep pace with the Cardinals, who went on to win 54-34. Zach Fife and Zach Weis each scored 10 points for Bennington.
The Warriors continued to roll, easily winning a pair at home Feb. 4 against Marion. Berean’s girls, ranked third in Class 2A, blanked Marion 9-0 in the second quarter to build a 26-12 halftime advantage, en route to a 53-21 victory. Zuercher scored 14 points and Sommerfield 10. The top-ranked boys won 58-34.
The Eagles lost both games to Inman Feb. 4 at home. The boys trailed by 11 at halftime, but Inman outscored them 38-23 in the second half and went on to win 66-40. Taylor Myers scored 16 points for C-G. The girls trailed by nine at halftime and lost 42-32. Makenzie Farnham hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the Eagles.
The Cardinal boys outscored Bennington 28-20 in the second half of a 41-36 win Feb. 4 on the road. Hays led Ell-Saline with 15 points, with Arceo adding 12.
The Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association continues to rank Ell-Saline’s Tate Omli as the No. 1 wrestler in the 189-pound weight class in Class 3-2-1A.
Moundridge’s boys broke open a tie game at halftime Feb. 4 by outscoring Trinity 13-2 in the third quarter and went on to beat the Celtics 45-38. Derek Racette scored 16 points for Trinity. The girls trailed 22-11 at halftime and dropped a 44-25 decision.
Luke Ropp scored 17 points to lead the Teutons past Canton-Galva 66-40. Inman led 28-17 at halftime and outscored the Eagles 38-23 in the second half. Devan Wenthe added 10 points for the Teutons.
Chelsea Goble scored 16 points and Staci Schroeder eight as the girls won 42-32.
“Overall, we did a pretty good job of getting the ball to our post players and we rebounded pretty well,” said Teuton coach Jeff Friesen. “It was a pretty consistent effort on our part for most of the game.
Marion lost both games Feb. 4 at Berean. The girls trailed by 14 at halftime and lost 53-21, while the boys lost 58-34.
The Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association currently ranks two Warriors in Class 3-2-1A. Both Randy Regier and Brody Carroll are sixth in their respective weight classes – Regier at 125 pounds and Carroll at 130 pounds.
Trey Unrau scored 21 points as the Wildcats edged Hutch Trinity 45-38 Feb. 4 on the road. Tied at halftime, Moundridge broke the game open with a 13-2 third quarter. With an 11-point halftime lead, the girls were in control early in their 44-25 victory. Taylor Schrag scored a game-high 16 points for the Wildcats.
The boys expanded a one-point halftime lead by outscoring Sedgwick 32-20 in the second half for a 57-44 win Feb. 4 on the road. Caleb Cherryholmes led the Broncos with 14 points, while Claassen added 12. The girls rallied from a three-point deficit after the third quarter to pull out a 41-38 win. Schunn scored 12 for the Broncos.
Down by one at halftime, Sedgwick’s boys couldn’t keep pace with Remington as the Broncos won 57-44 Feb. 4 on the road. Remington outscored Sedgwick 32-20 in the second half. Elliott Money was the only Cardinal in double figures with 10 points. The girls couldn’t hold on to a three-point lead after three quarters and fell 41-28 to Remington. Haley Bright scored 14 and Sandra Douvier 12 for the Cardinals.
Sedgwick took a pair of games from Bennington Feb. 3 at home. The girls built a 15-2 first-quarter lead en route to an easy 48-21 victory. Haley Bright scored 15 and Sandra Douvier 10 for the Cardinals. On the boys side, Bennington led by two after the first quarter before Sedgwick took a 27-20 advantage at the intermission. The Cardinals outscored the Bulldogs 27-14 in the second half for a 54-34 win. Dan Vogt had 16 points and L. Vogt 12 for Sedgwick.