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Archive for Saturday, February 14, 2009

Chieftains sweep Santa Fe Trail

THS girls win, 45-44; boys roll, 58-44

February 14, 2009

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Tonganoxie girls edge past Santa Fe

Andie Jeannin hit the game-winning shot with five seconds left. Enlarge video

Chieftains get 10th win this season

The Tonganoxie boys defeated Santa Fe Trail 58-44. Enlarge video

Tonganoxie — Tonganoxie guard Andie Jeannin buried a jumper just inside the three-point line on the left wing with six seconds left to lead the Chieftains’ girls basketball team to a 45-44 victory against Santa Fe Trail on Friday.

The clutch jump shot was Jeannin’s fourth of the quarter. She scored 10 of Tonganoxie’s 15 fourth-quarter points.

Every time the Chargers took a lead, Jeannin and THS answered.

Cassie Pryor hit two free throws with 6:36 remaining to give SFTHS its second lead of the game, but Jeannin responded with a pull-up jumper.

Amanda Bixel regained the lead for SFTHS with a bucket, but the next time down the floor, junior THS guard Lauren Hall hit a three to take the lead back.

A Pryor free throw later gave the Chargers a 38-35 advantage, and Jeannin hit a three to tie it.

Pryor then hit two freebies with 3:36 to go to put the Chargers up two. However, Jeannin hit her fourth and final three with 2:37 remaining for a one-point Chieftains lead.

Bixel hit two free throws 16 seconds later to put the Chargers up one. After a Roni Grizzle bucket inside gave THS the lead once more, Bixel scored inside with 1:30 left, and SFTHS led, 44-43.

Pryor led Santa Fe Trail with 14 points, and Bixel added 13.

Jeannin scored a game-high 20 for Tonganoxie (12-4), and senior point guard Chrissie Jeannin had 11.

Tonganoxie will travel Tuesday to Lansing. Santa Fe Trail will head to Basehor-Linwood.

Ottawa 53, De Soto 49

De Soto — De Soto rallied from a 16-point deficity, but fell in the final minute.

Tami Crow led the Wildcats with 13 points, Katie Williams had 12, and Shelbi Petty added 10

Gardner-Edgerton 47, Eudora 35

Gardner — Haley Epperson scored 16 points for Eudora.

Eudora cut a seven-point fourth quarter deficit to two with 6:00 to play, but Gardner ended the game on a 15-5 run.

Eudora (10-6, 3-2) will play Monday at Atchison.

Oskaloosa 71, Pleasant Ridge 35

Easton — Nicole Rockhold hit 14 of 19 field-goal attempts and her only three-point try and scored 33 points as Oskaloosa hammered Pleasant Ridge.

Haley Pfau added 20 points for the Bears (13-3 overall, 6-1 Delaware Valley League).

Louisburg 57, Baldwin 42

Louisburg — Tracie Weege led the Bulldogs with 13 points. Baldwin fell to 7-9 on the season.

Boys

Tonganoxie 58, Santa Fe Trail 44

Tonganoxie — After a slow start, Tonganoxie opened the second quarter on a 10-0 run and cruised past Santa Fe Trail.

The Chieftains (10-6) trailed by a point after the first quarter, but sophomore point guard Jeremy Carlisle sparked a game-changing run with a steal and a layup to open the second. Inside baskets from Keaton Schaffer and Austin Smith followed, as did free throws from Smith, Brandon Yoder and Jamie Everett.

Santa Fe Trail didn’t get its first points of the second quarter until Corey Dahl hit a jumper with 2:28 to go in the half.

Tonganoxie was only up seven late in the third when Dahl scored a layup in transition, but the Chieftains closed the quarter on a 9-2 run that began when Carlisle hit a hanging layup. Yoder then hit two free throws before Anthony Perry also hit a pair for SFTHS. Schaffer later set up Yoder for a layup.

Schaffer got Tonganoxie’s final points of the third after he was fouled on a three-point attempt, and he drained all three charity shots.

Schaffer led all scorers with 23 points. Although no other Chieftains scored in double figures, all 10 players score for the second straight contest.

Perry led the Chargers with 13, and Dahl had 11.

SFTHS will travel Tuesday to Basehor-Linwood, and Tonganoxie will hit the road for a matchup at Lansing.

Mill Valley 54, Perry-Lecompton 43

Perry — Mill Valley rallied from a four-point deficit in the fourth quarter for an 11-point victory.

Andy Bowman led the Kaws with 17 points.

Perry-Lecompton (9-7) will play Tuesday at Kansas City Turner.

Ottawa 55, De Soto 53

Ottawa — Kevin Barber scored 19 points in Ottawa’s victory over De Soto.

Jamel Townsend led De Soto with 19 points and eight rebounds, and Brendon Hudson hit four three-pointers and finished with 14 points.

Ottawa (11-5) will play Tuesday at Kansas City Schlage. De Soto will play host to Gardner-Edgerton on Friday.

Gardner-Edgerton 43, Eudora 39

Gardner — Eudora had a chance to tie or take the lead with less than six seconds to go, but as Evan Cleveland sprinted past halfcourt with the ball trying to set up Justin Ballock for a shot, Gardner poked it away and got a fast-break dunk.

Ballock led Eudora (9-7, 2-3) with 13 points, 11 in the second half. The Cardinals will play Monday at Atchison.

Louisburg 62, Baldwin 61 (OT)

Louisburg — Justin Vander Tuig led the Bulldogs with 19 points. Baldwin fell to 8-8.

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