Area basketball roundup: Bishop Seabury bounces back with big win

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Bishop Seabury bounced back to record a 64-36 win over Cornerstone Family Thursday night.

After falling to Grandview Christian this week, the Seahawks (13-5) stressed the importance of a strong start to get back in the win column. Bishop Seabury did just that, jumping out to a 16-2 lead en route to a lopsided win.

“It was a really good overall performance,” head coach Jonathan Raney said. “We talked about improving our start, coming out from the tip and playing with an intensity and an urgency, and I thought we did.”

Miles Branch, who missed the previous outing, scored 16 points and collected nine rebounds. Branch and Luke Hornberger established themselves inside, helping the Seahawks take advantage of their size. Stavian Jones and Zach Bloch got the offense going, combining for 15 assists.

As a team, Bishop Seabury shot a season-best 46 percent from long range and held the opposition to a 33 percent clip from the floor.

Bishop Seabury will play host to Chris Prep at 7 p.m. Monday.

Bishop Seabury (64)

Stavian Jones 15, Joao Carlos Ramirez 4, Zach Bloch 9, Chris Green 4, Miles Branch 16, Luke Hornberger 14, Jett French 2.

Tonganoxie 42, Paola 41

Senior Calvin Morgan propelled Tonganoxie’s boys basketball team to a 42-41 win over Paola.

After a missed 3-pointer, Morgan collected the rebound in the final seconds. He put the ball back up off the rebound, netting the game-winning basket for the Chieftains on the road. Tonganoxie is now 8-11 overall, including 3-7 in Frontier League action.

Tonganoxie will travel to Atchison Tuesday.

Baldwin 52, Ottawa 29

Baldwin’s girls basketball team posted four double-digit quarters during a 52-29 victory over Ottawa Thursday night.

The Bulldogs jumped out to an 18-8 advantage, and were in control from that moment on. Kayla Kurtz led the way with 15 points, as she knocked down five shots from the floor. Macey Frost joined her in double figures with 12 points, which came via three 3-pointers.

Baldwin plays host to Eudora at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Baldwin (52)

Kayla Kurtz 15, Josie Boyle 4, Anna Burnett 5, Lindsey Toot 2, Kate Ogle 7, Jenna Harvey 2, Macey Frost 12, Rian Gere 5.

Ottawa 77, Baldwin 37

The Baldwin boys basketball team never recovered from a lopsided second quarter in a 77-37 loss to Ottawa.

Entering the second period, the Bulldogs were trailing by a 19-17 margin before they gave up 24 points over the next eight minutes. Over that span, Baldwin managed just 8 points as a team. Monroe Morgan was the lone BHS player in double figures with 17 points.

Baldwin plays host to Eudora at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Baldwin (37)

Monroe Morgan 17, Cam Dillon 5, Jordan Barth 4, Matthew Garber 4, Alex Berg 3, Nathan Cessna 2, Nathan Fursman 2.

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