Archive for Sunday, February 15, 2004

Tongie sweeps SFT

Chieftain boys prevail in overtime

February 15, 2004

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— Billy Baska's only basket was a big one.

Tonganoxie's senior reserve sank a game-tying three-pointer in the final minute of regulation Saturday, and the Chieftains defeated Santa Fe Trail, 63-57 in overtime.

"They left him open, and he took advantage," Tongie coach David Walker said.

Santa Fe Trail (3-13) led 27-19 at halftime, but Tonganoxie (6-9) made a 15-9 run in the third quarter to pull within 36-34.

"We were able to put some pressure on them and make them take some shots that were highly contested," Walker said.

Senior forward Luke McCarty scored all six of his points in overtime, and the Chieftains outscored the Chargers 15-9 in the extra period.

Shane Howard led Tonganoxie with 17 points. Sam Mitchell had 12, and Kirk Rodell added 10.

Tonganoxie will play host to Perry-Lecompton Tuesday, and Santa Fe Trail will play host to Lansing.

Tonganoxie 63, Santa Fe Trail 57 OT

SFT 13 14 9 12 9 -- 57

Tongie 8 11 15 14 15 -- 63

SFT -- Musgrave 2, Shively 3, Cooper 2, Shively 9, Conklin 3, Griffen 2, Musgrave 22, Carter 14.

Tongie -- Billy Baska 3, Shane Howard 17, Derek Sparks 4, Kirk Rodell 10, Sam Mitchell 12, Levi Huseman 6, Justin Walker 2, Luke McCarty 6, Mike Morris 3.

Tonganoxie girls 55, Santa Fe Trail 36

Addie Heim led all players with 16 points, and Michelle McWilliams added 10 for the Chieftains (12-4). Alexis Pryor led SFT (9-7) with 13 points.

"Our defense really stepped it up," Tongie coach Randy Kraft said. "The kids did a great job. The trap turned into a lot of easy baskets in the third quarter. This win was all about defense."

Tonganoxie will play Tuesday at Perry-Lecompton, while SFT will play at Lansing.

Tonganoxie 55, Santa Fe Trail 36

SFT 10 10 7 9 -- 36

Tongie 11 13 18 13 -- 55

SFT -- B. Pryor 8, A. Pryor 13, Hicks 2, Brown 1, Rutter 3, Boss 7, Headlee 2.

Tongie -- Michelle McWilliams 10, Allie Pistora 5, Addie Heim 16, Madison Weller 4, Katie Jeannin 5, Kelly Breuer 9, Sarah Holliday 6.

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