Tonganoxie girls 54, Gardner-Edgerton 51
Gardner -- Deaven Workman led a trio of Chieftains in double figures with 18 points as Tonganoxie (2-0) survived a late rally to clip Gardner-Edgerton in the Frontier League-Kaw Valley League Preseason Invitational high school girls basketball tournament on Tuesday night.
"We beat a good team at their own place," Tongie coach John Lee said. "We barely hung on but this was a quality win."
Tied 28-all at halftime, the Chieftains took a 40-34 lead heading into the final quarter. Workman then took over from the free-throw line, as the 5-foot-8 junior cashed six of seven charities to help seal Tongie's win.
Andrea Korb added 14 points and Jill Stauch 12 for the Chieftains.
"This was pretty much a team effort. We had balanced scoring, great defensive effort. Workman and Korb obviously played excellent tonight," Lee said. "Jill Stauch rebounded from a tough night Monday and gave us a great game, also."
Stauch scored just four points in a 65-41 win over Spring Hill on Monday.
Angie Bartmess paced G-E with 24 points.
Tongie will face Eudora at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at Spring Hill.
Tonganoxie 54, Gardner-Edgerton 51
Tonganoxie 12 16 12 14 -- 54
G-E 16 12 6 17 -- 51
Tonganoxie -- Marcy Dodge 4, Jill Stauch 12, Deaven Workman 18, Andrea Korb 14, Kara Mark 6.
G-E -- Mandy Trigg 2, Crysti Beetge 1, Avery Sutton 1, Sheena Shore 3, Kelley Weiss 15, Angie Bartmess 24, Christen McCullough 5.