Area basketball roundup: Bishop Seabury boys beat KC Christian by 67-63 margin
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In its first game of 2019, the Bishop Seabury boys basketball team bested KC Christian by a 67-63 margin Tuesday night.
Zach Bloch led the Seahawks on the offensive end, as he poured in 13 of his team-high 30 points in the final period to help secure the narrow win. Bloch set the tempo for Bishop Seabury and attacked the basket with ease.
Miles Branch played his first game, but played limited minutes due to foul trouble. He finished with 11 points. Chris Green was second on the team in scoring, netting 13 points for the Seahawks.
“Proud of the guys for finding a way to get the win, but we are going to have to play a lot better Friday, especially on the defensive end,” head coach Jonathan Raney said.
Bishop Seabury (6-1) plays host to Veritas at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Bishop Seabury (67)
Stavian Jones 5, Joao Carlos Ramirez 2, Sam Bayliss 3, Zach Bloch 30, Chris Green 13, Miles Branch 11, Luke Hornberger 3.
KC Christian (64)
Caleb Tywater 10, Drew Habbel 19, Marc Trujillo 10, Brandon Engel 13, Harrison Spencer 11.
Perry-Lecompton 70, Royal Valley 41
Perry-Lecompton rolled over Royal Valley to a 70-41 win Tuesday night.
A trio of players scored in double figures for the Kaws. Colton Mallonee finished with 18 points, while Blake Farmer added 15 points. Connor Anderson registered 14 points to join the two in double figures. The Kaws broke the game open with a 26-point showing in the second period.
Perry-Lecompton (7-2) travels to Sabetha at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Ottawa 52, Baldwin 22
Baldwin never posted a double-digit quarter in a 52-22 loss to Ottawa.
The Bulldogs were down just four after one quarter before allowing 23 points in the second period. Baldwin’s best period came in the third quarter, when the team scored 8 points. The Bulldogs are now 1-8 on the season.
Eudora 53, Spring Hill 43
The Eudora girls basketball team scored 19 points in the first quarter en route to a 53-43 win over Spring Hill.
Reagan Hiebert led the Cardinals with 17 points. Harper Schreiner recorded 11 points, while Riley Hiebert tallied 10 points to finish in double figures.
Eudora (8-1) travels to Bonner Springs at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Baldwin 58, Ottawa 27
A balanced effort on the offensive end lifted Baldwin to a 58-27 win over Ottawa.
Senior Kate Ogle led the Bulldogs with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting, but many other players had a role in the convincing win. Senior Macey Frost logged 9 points on 10 shots, while senior Kayla Kurtz finished with 8 points. Senior Rian Gere also registered 9 points in the win.
Baldwin (7-1) plays host to Louisburg at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Royal Valley 59, Perry-Lecompton 30
The Perry-Lecompton girls basketball team suffered a 59-30 loss Tuesday night.
In a losing effort, Jenna Keller scored 12 points for the Kaws. Royal Valley jumped out to an 18-11 lead in the opening period and never looked back. With the loss, the Kaws dropped to 3-6 on the year.
Perry-Lecompton travels to Sabetha at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Chieftains swept at home
Both Tonganoxie basketball teams lost at home to Piper on Tuesday night.
The Tonganoxie girls basketball team suffered a 69-16 loss to fall to 2-6 on the year. The boys team, meanwhile, dropped an 80-53 decision and is now 3-4 on the season. Both squads will travel Friday to Spring Hill.