Lansing It only took one unproductive quarter Friday night to send the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team home with its fourth straight loss.
For the Chieftains, a listless third quarter at Lansing led to a 40-31 Lions victory.
LHS (4-3 overall, 4-0 Kaw Valley League) opened the second half with a 9-0 run as Tonganoxie failed to score a single point until the final two minutes of the third quarter.
THS senior Danielle Miller finally broke the drought with 1:34 to go in the third, when she put in an easy inside basket on an assist from fellow forward Tavia Brown.
With five missed field goals, five turnovers and two misfires at the free-throw line in the third, Tonganoxie (2-5, 1-4) squandered its two-point halftime advantage.
THS plays at 6 p.m. on Tuesday against De Soto in the first round of the Tonganoxie Invitational.
Spring Hill 70, Baldwin 46
Baldwin City — Spring Hill’s quickness and ability to drive to the basket proved too much for Baldwin.
Spring Hill outscored Baldwin 43-26 in the second half.
Allison Howard led Baldwin with 10 points.
Baldwin’s (6-2) next game will be Thursday at home against Osawtomie.
Oskaloosa 58, Wathena 38
Wathena — Haley Pfau led the Bears with 24 points.
Spring Hill 60, Baldwin 50
Baldwin City — Baldwin never recovered from five first quarter three-pointers by Spring Hill.
Spring Hill sank a pair of threes to open the game. The Broncos made three more later in the first quarter as they opened a 20-8 lead.
Justin Vander Tuig scored 18 for Baldwin.
Friday’s loss was the second straight for Baldwin (3-4), which hosts its tournament, starting Tuesday.
Ottawa 58, Eudora 34
Eudora — Semi Ojeleye led Ottawa with 19 points.
Adam Hasty added 17.
Justin Ballock scored 13 for Eudora.
Lansing 60, Tonganoxie 30
Lansing — What figured to be a difficult Friday night for Tonganoxie High got worse as it went.
The Chieftains (2-5 overall, 0-5 Kaw Valley League) were without starting center Dane Erickson and facing a Lansing team that was undefeated in league play.
Only able to hang around in the first quarter, THS soon found itself on the wrong end of a rout.
Tonganoxie coach Shawn Phillips said, given the situation (Erickson was with the THS debate team in Overland Park, competing at state), his team did nothing on the road to compete with LHS (5-2, 4-0).
Jeremy Carlisle scored 15 for Tonganoxie
The Chieftains play at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, when they face Silver Lake in the opening round of the Tonganoxie Invitational.
Santa Fe Trail 70, Hiawatha 45
Carbondale — Dalton Abel scored 22 points to lead Santa Fe Trail.
Jaco Ullery added 15.
Santa Fe Trail (4-3) plays in the Burlington tournament on Tuesday.
Holton 53, Perry-Lecompton 25
Perry — Perry-Lecompton fell to 1-8 on the season. The Kaws will play on Tuesday in the Baldwin Tournament.
Wathena 52, Oskaloosa 48
Wathena — Levi Wade scored 20 points for the Bears.