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Area basketball roundup: Tonganoxie girls, boys win at home tourney

January 16, 2013

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Girls

Tonganoxie 47, Eudora 32

Tonganoxie — Tonganoxie jumped out to an 18-2 lead after one quarter and cruised to a win against Eudora in the opening round of the Tonganoxie Invitational.

The Chieftains (8-1) extended their lead to 13 points at halftime and never allowed a serious comeback after the break. The Cardinals (2-9) didn’t allow THS to run away in the second half, but never got closer than nine points. The win propelled THS to the semifinals, where it will face Chanute on Friday.

Jenny Whitledge and Katelyn Waldeier led the Chieftains with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Allie Webb paced Eudora with 11 points.

Basehor-Linwood 43, Ottawa 29

Boys

Tonganoxie 58, De Soto 54

Tonganoxie — Jack Dale scored a team-high 17 points and the Tonganoxie High boys advanced to the semifinals of their home tournament with a win against De Soto on Tuesday.

After watching a five-point lead shrink to one with 2:41 remaining, the Chieftains (6-3) scored four straight to go up by two scores and held on for their sixth consecutive win. THS will face Blue Valley Southwest in semifinal action on Friday.

James Grizzle joined Dale in double figures with 12 points. Quinton Verhulst led the Wildcats (5-5) with 24 points.

Wellsville 54, Perry-Lecompton 40

Baldwin City — Wellsville advanced to meet Bonner Springs in the Baldwin Invitational semifinals on Friday night with a Tuesday win over Perry-Lecompton behind three players in double figures, including team-high 17 from Luke Meyer.

Baldwin 53, KC Ward 50

Baldwin City — Baldwin advanced in its host tournament to meet Anderson County in Friday’s semifinals.

Caleb and Christian Gaylord both had 12 points.

Ottawa 93, Platte County 32

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