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Area basketball: Baldwin wins a pair

December 9, 2013

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Boys

Baldwin 67, Chanute 52

Baldwin City — Baldwin High guard Cornell Brown led a second-quarter surge Monday as the Bulldogs downed Chanute in the first round of the Bulldog/Wildcat Classic.

Brown finished with 21 points to lead all scorers. The senior point guard took charge of the game in the second quarter, scoring 10 points by aggressively driving into the lane on half-court sets and to the basket on fast breaks.

The Bulldogs also knocked down five three-pointers in the quarter, three by senior guard Tim Craig, as they increased what had been a two-point advantage at the end of the first quarter to a 38-22 halftime lead.

After a cold third quarter in which Baldwin scored only five points, Brown helped steady the Bulldogs with 11 fourth-quarter points, including nine from the free-throw line.

The tournament that alternates annually between Baldwin and Burlington has a pool format.

Baldwin will play Wednesday against Iola.

Baldwin 11 27 5 24 — 67

Chanute 9 13 10 20 — 52

Baldwin scoring: Cornell Brown 21, Tim Craig 13, Luke Fursman 12, Jackson Barth 6, Michael Burton 6, Quinn Twombly 9

Chanute scoring: Caleb Dietsch 18, Colton Erickson 3, Trey Ellis 10, Derek Sharp 11, Aaron Haviland 3, Austin Troxell 7

Bonner Springs 73, Eudora 67

Eudora — Andrew Ballock scored 26 points, but Eudora lost to Bonner Springs at the Eudora Invitational Tournament.

The Cardinals (0-2) will play KC Harmon today.

Eudora scoring: Straub 4, Downing 19, Ballock 26, Scroggin 7, Wellman 3, Ray 1, Fawcett 7.

Girls

Baldwin 55, Chanute 47

Baldwin City — BHS used a balanced scoring attack to down Chanute in its first game of the Bulldog/Wildcat Classic.

Three Bulldogs scored in double figures, with junior forward Corey Valentine leading Baldwin with 13 points.

The Bulldogs pulled away from the Blue Comets in the second quarter when they outscored Chanute 16-9 to take a 27-14 lead.

Chanute applied full-court pressure in the fourth quarter in an attempt to come back but never came closer than the final score. Baldwin will play Wednesday against Iola.

Baldwin 11 16 16 10 — 55

Chanute 9 6 9 23 — 47

Baldwin scoring: Sierra Hall 2, Madeline Neufeld 6, Katie Jones 5, Corey Valentine 13, Alexia Stein 10, Hailey Cope 9, Maddie Ogle 10

Chanute scoring: Katie Martin 1, Katy Batten 5, Paige Kidwell 6, Anna Bagshaw 23, Madi Rollins 8

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