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High school sports roundup: De Soto girls edge Tonganoxie

January 19, 2011

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De Soto 30, Tonganoxie 29

Despite holding the De Soto High girls basketball team to no field goals in the final six-plus minutes, Tonganoxie couldn’t capitalize and fell Tuesday in the first round of its home tournament.

The Chieftains had a one-point lead with just 11 seconds remaining, but Wildcats senior forward Katie Gorman hit two free throws that proved to be the game-winners.

THS (2-5) had one last chance at a victory in its Tonganoxie Invitational opener but a contested 15-foot jumper by junior guard Haley Smith rimmed out as time expired.

De Soto’s only fourth-quarter field goal came with 6:42 to play, when senior point guard Shelbi Petty scored on a transition layup and the Wildcats (6-4) didn’t score again until Taylor Saucerman hit the front end of a one-and-one at the free-throw line with 25 seconds left.

However, Tonganoxie couldn’t take advantage in that stretch, scoring just six points as DHS struggled.

Oskaloosa 48, Perry-Lecompton 38

Oskaloosa — The Bears held the Kaws to three points in the first quarter.

Baldwin 50, Kansas City Christian 45

Baldwin City — Chad Berg made the most of his first-ever varsity boys basketball start on Tuesday night.

The Baldwin High freshman scored eight of his team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Bulldogs defeat Kansas City Christian in the first round of the Baldwin Invitational Tournament.

Baldwin will face Wellsville at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Wellsville 45, Perry-Lecompton 28

Baldwin — Jacob Brown led Wellsville with 11 points in the victory in the Baldwin Invitational. Jeremy Immenschuh scored eight points for Perry-Lecompton.

Silver Lake 55, Tonganoxie 40

Silver Lake was more than ready to start defending its Tonganoxie Invitational crown and last year’s runner-up didn’t match its intensity.

In a rematch of the tournament’s 2010 title game, the Eagles cruised to a win over host Tonganoxie.

The Chieftains (2-6) held a very brief lead in the opening minute before SLHS (7-2) began a 15-1 first-quarter run that had THS reeling.

Valley Falls 64, McLouth 46

McLouth — Fueled by a 15-4 advantage after the first quarter, Valley Falls defeated McLouth on Tuesday in the McLouth Invitational. Both teams moved to 4-3 on the season.

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