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Veritas boys cruise; Seabury sweeps

January 26, 2005

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— After trailing by two at the end of the first quarter, Veritas Christian went on a 28-6 run heading into halftime and never looked back Tuesday night against Chanute Academy.

"The guys held their composure," Veritas coach Doug Bennett said, "and were able to put on full-court pressure and take control of the game pretty quickly."

Paul Kempf had six assists to go with his team-high 19 points. Andrew Bartlow scored 14, and Nathan Hammer added 10. Noah Barclay also had six assists.

"It was a free-throw contest early on, and finally our athleticism started to take over," Bennett said. "Chanute is down this year. They've had good programs in the past, but it's a game we should have won pretty handily."

Veritas (8-5) will travel Thursday to St. Marys.

Seabury Academy boys 47, Heritage Christian 43

Topeka -- Behind 14 points and 17 rebounds from Steven King, Seabury Academy improved to 3-8 with a victory at Topeka Heritage Christian.

The Seahawks, who led by as many as 16 points in the second half, were able to hang on thanks to King's dominating performance and clutch free-throw shooting.

"He always plays hard, and he's always very consistent rebounding and defensively," Seabury coach Marcus Heckman said. "They were keying in on (Adam) Davis and (Grayson) Dillon, and he did a nice job of finding gaps in the lane.

"It was really a breakout game for him and something I think he'll continue."

Dillon and Grayson still helped in a big way, combining for 25 points.

Seabury will try to make it two in a row Thursday night in a make-up contest at Colony Crest.

Seabury girls 44, Heritage 18

Topeka -- The Seahawks put together a complete team effort and rolled over Heritage.

"It was a really good game for us," Seabury coach Nick Taylor said. "It was a totally intense game. We were really focused and on a mission tonight. We never let up."

Laura Frizell led the way with nine points and eight rebounds. Laura Hoffmann also tallied nine points, and Linaya Newstrom and Lane Frizell scored six each.

Regan Sisson snagged seven rebounds, Molly Thurman had six and Jen Crawford grabbed four.

As a team, the Seahawks committed just seven turnovers and had 12 assists and 13 steals.

"Overall, we played really well tonight," Taylor said. "The girls are really playing together as a team and really jelling right now. Going into the middle of the season, it's really great to see that everything is clicking right now. I'm really pleased."

Seabury (5-6) will travel Thursday to Colony Crest.

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