Second-half surge propels Veritas boys to victory

January 27, 2013


Veritas boys 46, Wichita Sunrise 33

Eudora — Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team rallied from an early eight-point deficit Saturday to defeat Wichita Sunrise.

Veritas trailed by five points at halftime but outscored Sunrise, 27-9, after intermission.

“We came out and had a great third quarter,” Veritas coach Gary Hammer said. “After the first quarter, we kind of bounced back and gained our composure. Our zone defense was great tonight, especially in the second half. Thomas Bachert probably had a half a dozen blocked shots and at least 10 rebounds.”

Chad Stieben scored 17 points to lead the Eagles. Andrew Currier added 10 points, and Elijah Harvey and Caleb Holland scored eight points apiece.

“It was a big win for us,” Hammer said. “Sunrise is a good team. The guys were really pumped up after the game.”

Veritas (11-3) will play Tuesday at Topeka Heritage.

Wichitia Sunrise 48, Veritas girls 24

Eudora — Wichita Sunrise outscored the Veritas Christian girls team 18-1 in the first quarter and never looked back.

Sunrise led, 37-8, at half.

“They’re the top team in our league,” Veritas coach Kevin Shelton said. “They were really good.”

Naomi Hickman scored nine points to lead the Eagles.

Veritas (7-8) will play Tuesday at Topeka Heritage.


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