Wichita Kayli Farley scored 14 points — all in the first half, before she was forced to leave for good due to a leg injury — and Ellen Phillips added 11 as Veritas Christian’s girls basketball team beat Topeka Heritage, 40-32, to win the consolation bracket of the KCAA state tournament on Saturday.
“It was extremely exciting,” Veritas coach Kevin Shelton said. “Heritage beat us earlier in the year. They’re a much bigger team. Man, they have some big girls. The difference was our pressure. We caused 20 first-half turnovers, and that was the difference in the game.”
Shelton also cited Caysi Gatts, who scored seven points and was named to the All-KCAA All-Tournament team.
“She probably played the best game of the year for her,” Shelton said. “She played extremely well.”
On Friday, the Eagles advanced with a 29-19 victory over Flint Hills Christian. Phillips led Veritas in that one with 11 points.
Veritas, which won four of its final five games, concluded its season 7-17.