Mill Valley 60, Tonganoxie 45
Shawnee — With post players in foul trouble most of the night, the Tonganoxie High boys basketball team needed to knock down some outside jumpers Tuesday at Mill Valley.
However, the Chieftains didn’t find much perimeter success and suffered a loss to Mill Valley (8-7).
Starting THS posts Dane Erickson and Dylan Jacobs spent a lot of time on the bench, a trend that began early on, with Jacobs picking up two fouls in the first two minutes. Erickson picked up his third foul in the second quarter.
The result, Tonganoxie coach Shawn Phillips said, was a five-guard look on the floor for his team for most of the evening.
Compounding matters for the Chieftains (6-8 overall, 1-7 Kaw Valley League) was a cold shooting night from behind the three-point line, where they went 3-for-18.
Before Erickson got in foul trouble, he scored 10 of his 18 points in the first quarter.
At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Tonganoxie plays at K.C. Turner in Kansas City, Kan.
Baldwin 45, Eudora 26
Baldwin — After losing six straight games, the Baldwin High boys basketball team enjoyed a much-needed victory.
The Bulldogs opened the second half with a 14-4 run to break the game open
Baldwin carried a 19-10 lead into halftime.
Baldwin seniors Kyle Pattrick and Justin Vander Tuig combined for 10 points during the spurt.
Baldwin and Eudora split their regular season contests, with each school winning its home games.
Jefferson West 55, Perry-Lecompton 41
Meriden — Perry-Lecompton fell to 1-13 and will play host to Nemaha Valley on Friday.
Mill Valley 39, Tonganoxie 34
Shawnee — The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team’s defense kept it in the game Tuesday, but some unproductive stretches on offense prevented the Chieftains from winning.
THS scored just one point in the third quarter and went on to lose to Mill Valley (12-2).
The one-point quarter epitomized Tonganoxie’s troubles, coach Randy Kraft said.
The Chieftains (5-9 overall, 2-6 Kaw Valley League) were only down four at the half, and Kraft said it was because of the team’s defense.
At 6 p.m. on Thursday, Tonganoxie plays at K.C. Turner in Kansas City, Kan.
Baldwin 47, Eudora 33
Baldwin — A stellar first half helped the Baldwin High girls basketball team cruise to a victory over rival Eudora.
The Bulldogs led, 25-6, at halftime as they held the Cardinals to two field goals during the first 16 minutes.