Junction City Veritas boys 55, Cair Paravel 33
Caleb Holland scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in Veritas’ third boys basketball win of the season over Topeka Cair Paravel in the consolation round of the KCAA state tournament in Junction City on Friday.
Veritas (17-8) tips off for fifth place today at 2 p.m. against St. John’s Military at Junction City Middle School. Veritas lost, 59-58, at St. John’s Military in the regular season last month.
Thomas Bachert scored 14 points against Cair Paravel, adding six rebounds and six blocks.
Veritas led 26-16 at halftime, and by 19 points after three quarters.
“This was the third time we’ve played them,” said coach Gary Hammer. “We won the first first two times. It’s sometimes hard to beat a team three times in one season.
“We’re excited to play for fifth place and against St. John’s again and hope for a different ending to it. Tomorrow’s the last game of the season and hopefully we can get fifth place.”
Veritas 13 13 19 10 — 55
Cair Paravel 8 8 10 7 — 33
Veritas: Chad Steiben 7, Micah Edmondson 4, Andrew Currier 4, Elijah Harvey 3, Caleb Holland 23, Thomas Bachert 14.
Veritas girls 43, Manhattan CHIEF 37
Junction City —Tori Huslig scored 13 points for Veritas, which defeated Manhattan CHIEF for the third time in four meetings this season in the consolation round of the KCAA state tournament.
Naomi Hickman scored 10 points for the Eagles (11-13). Veritas closes the season in Junction City in the consolation championship today at 12:30 p.m. against Derby Invasion for fifth place. “We played as well as we’ve played in the last couple weeks,” said coach Kevin Shelton. “We held our composure when they got within three in the fourth quarter. We held their top scorer to five points and she had over 20 in the opening round. We were really happy with the defense.”
Veritas 8 15 11 9 — 43
Manhattan CHIEF 5 12 13 7 — 37
Veritas: Tori Huslig 13, Maddie Bennett 8, Kristen Finger 8, Alison Dover 4, Naomi Hickman 10.
Manhattan CHIEF: Savage 13, Hawkinson 4, Naughten 2, Casada 5, Ditto 13.