Derby Invasion 45, Veritas boys 42
Eudora — Veritas Christian's boys basketball team fought back from a 15-point deficit but couldn’t overtake Derby Invasion, 45-42, on Saturday.
Derby hit six three-pointers in the first quarter and built a 25-10 lead. After the Eagles switched from a zone to a man-to-man defense, they tied the game twice in the fourth quarter but never took the lead.
“We battled back. The guys really fought hard,” Veritas coach Gary Hammer said. “They didn’t give up after the first quarter and really showed a lot of heart. I was really proud of the way they came back. We just had too deep of a hole. That first quarter kind of did us in.”
Chad Stieben scored 13 points to lead Veritas. Caleb Holland added 11 points, and Elijah Harvey scored eight.
Veritas (10-3) will play host to Wichita Sunrise on Saturday in Eudora.
Derby Invasion 56, Veritas girls 31
Eudora — Tori Huslig and Madi Bennett scored 11 points apiece, but Veritas Christian's girls basketball team fell, 56-31, to Derby Invasion on Saturday.
The Eagles trailed by just six points at halftime but were outscored 18-6 in the third quarter.
Veritas (7-7) will play Wichita Sunrise on Saturday in Eudora.