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Seabury boys hold off University Academy

January 29, 2012

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Boys

Seabury 65, University Academy 63

Kansas City, Mo. — Khadre Lane scored 27 points, and Georgi Funtarov added 26 points to lead Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team to the University Academy Tournament title.

Seabury held a 16-point third-quarter lead before University Academy rallied.

“It’s good to win a championship,” Seabury coach Ashley Battles said. “We’re starting to understand a little bit better what the coaching staff wants.”

Seabury (5-7) will play host to Kansas City Christian on Tuesday.

Veritas 50, Midland Adventist 35

Eudora — Elijah Penny and Andrew Currier scored 16 points apiece, and Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team cruised past Midland Adventist.

The Eagles built a 33-13 halftime lead and held on.

“We played a real good first half,” Veritas coach Gary Hammer said. “We played really ugly basketball in the third quarter. Our intensity level wasn’t what it was in the first half. But we bounced back and did some good things in the fourth quarter.”

The Eagles honored four players on Senior Night. Penny, Caleb Bond, Sawyer Zook and Nick Bennett are the Veritas seniors.

Thomas Bachert added 10 points for the Eagles.

Veritas (11-5) will play Tuesday at Topeka Heritage.

Girls

Seabury 36, University Academy 20

Kansas City, Mo. — Courtney Hoag had 22 points, 20 rebounds, eight blocked shots and three steals, and Seabury’s girls basketball team won the championship of the University Academy Tournament on Saturday.

Alexa Gaumer added 10 points, nine rebounds, six steals and three assists for the Seahawks, and Sarah McDermott had four blocked shots.

The Seahawks raced to an 11-0 advantage and led 16-2 at halftime.

“The defensive intensity was unbelievable,” Seabury coach Becky Bridson said. “I’m really proud of the kids. Everybody got lots of playing time, so it was a lot of fun.”

Seabury (6-2) will entertain Kansas City Christian on Tuesday.

Veritas 39, Midland Adventist 13

Eudora — Ellen Phillips had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Kayli Farley added 12 points as Veritas smothered Midland Adventist.

“It turns out, we lost one of our starting guards to a torn ACL a couple of weeks ago, and they lost one of their starting guards to a torn ACL,” Veritas coach Kevin Shelton said.

The Eagles held Midland to single-digit scoring in each quarter, including a scoreless third.

“Our man defense was good,” Shelton said. “Kristen Finger just overwhelmed their point guard, and Ellen and Kayli did a good job shooting the ball for us.”

Veritas (4-12) was playing its third game without Madison Bennett, a junior guard who is out for the season because of a torn ACL.

“We’re trying to learn how to play without her. It’s a process,” Shelton said. “This was a good win for us. We needed it.”

The Eagles will travel Tuesday to Topeka Heritage.

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