Area basketball roundup: Bishop Seabury boys improve to 2-0 with convincing win

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Behind a dominant defensive effort, the top-ranked team in Class 2A ended 2019 with a lopsided win.

Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team rolled past Christ Prep for an 82-32 road win Friday night. It was an impressive performance, considering the Seahawks (2-0) hadn’t played a game since early December.

“Overall proud of the performance,” BSA head coach Jonathan Raney said. “Guys worked really hard in practice over the past two weeks and were ready to go from the opening tip.”

BSA employed a full-court pressure defense, creating turnovers and getting easy baskets in transition all night. Stavian Jones was at the forefront of that tenacious defense, which ultimately led to him having success on the other end as well. Jones paced Bishop Seabury with a game-high 31 points.

Joao Carlos Ramirez posted his second double-double in as many games, scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds. Zach Bloch had 17 points in his first game of the year after missing the season opener with a knee injury.

Bishop Seabury will face Barstow in its home opener on Jan. 7.

BSA 26 22 22 12 — 82

CPA 6 4 17 5 — 32

Bishop Seabury (82)

Sam Hertzog 2, Zach Bloch 14, Stavian Jones 31, Cobe Green 9, Joao Carlos Ramirez 22.

Baldwin girls stay perfect

Baldwin girls basketball will take its unbeaten record to 2020.

The Bulldogs erased an early deficit to claim a 48-33 win over Spring Hill Friday night at home. Baldwin outscored the opposition, 17-2, in the final quarter to secure a double-digit win. BHS, which is ranked No. 4 in Class 4A, is now 4-0 entering the break.

Josie Boyle led the team with 16 points, while Anna Burnett added 12 points.

Baldwin will travel to Prairie View on Jan. 3.

Spring Hill 13 9 9 2 — 33

Baldwin 8 15 8 17 — 48

Baldwin (48)

Karly Neufeld 3, Josie Boyle 16, Anna Burnett 12, Lauren Russell 3, Jenna Harvey 11, Riley Smith 3.

PLHS boys claim narrow win

Perry-Lecompton’s boys basketball team will head to winter break on a winning streak.

The Kaws squeaked past Nemaha Central for a 48-46 victory. They have now won three games in a row after dropping a pair of contests to start the season. Nemaha Central, which jumped out to a 16-9 lead, was held to just 7 points in the fourth quarter.

A trio of players scored in double figures for PLHS. William Welch led the way with 15 points. Parker Stone knocked down a pair of 3-pointers, finishing with 12 points. Blake Farmer scored 10 points in the win.

In the girls game, Perry-Lecompton scored a total of 15 points in the second half in an eventual 55-36 loss to Nemaha Central.

Jenna Keller led the team with 14 points in a losing effort. Katy Hurd was the only other Kaw in double figures, adding 10 points on four made field goals.

Perry-Lecompton will travel to Riverside on Jan. 10.

Boys box

PLHS 9 16 10 13 — 48

NC 16 12 11 7 — 46

Perry-Lecompton (48)

Parker Stone 12, William Welch 15, Bradley Robb 7, Kaden Doleman 2, Dawson Wlliams 2, Blake Farmer 10

Girls box

PLHS 11 10 8 7 — 36

NC 14 6 16 19 — 55

Perry-Lecompton (36)

Blaise Ball 2, Jenna Keller 14, Campbell Keller 7, Brooke Metcalfe 3, Katy Hurd 10.

Cardinals sweep Chieftains

In a battle between area schools, Eudora earned two wins in a home doubleheader against Tonganoxie on Thursday.

On the girls side, Harper Schreiner scored 27 points to lead EHS to a 62-46 win. Three other Eudora players finished in double figures. Riley Hiebert scored 12 points, Emma Durr finished with 11 and Reagan Hiebert produced 10 points. EHS (No. 7 in Class 4A) is now 4-1 on the year.

In the nightcap of the doubleheader, Eudora claimed a 53-48 win over Tonganoxie. EHS will play host to Louisburg on Jan. 10, while Tonganoxie will play host to Baldwin on Jan. 7.

Girls box

THS 7 15 11 13 — 46

EHS 23 22 10 7 — 62

Tonganoxie (46)

Hattie Baldock 4, Pollard 2, Emma Sunderland 5, Morgan Brunsven 12, Ashtin Barnes 6, Raegan Seba 9, Lang 1, Lauren Gray 7.

Eudora (62)

Reagan Hibert 10, Riley Hiebert 10, Harper Schreiner 27, Emma Durr 11, Melia Martin 2.

Boys box

THS 9 13 12 14 — 48

EHS 11 12 18 12 — 53

Veritas outlasts KC East

After falling into an early hole, Veritas surged past KC East for an 81-75 win Friday night.

KC East jumped out to a 31-18 advantage in the opening period, but VHS (3-2) battled its way back into the game with a 28-point effort in the second period. Will Bartkoski and Will Rau accounted for over 65% of the Eagles’ scoring production in their latest win.

Bartkoski scored 33 points on 13-of-18 shooting in 32 minutes. Rau hit three triples, while going 6-of-16 from the floor, to add 20 points. Rau also logged 11 assists and nine rebounds for the Eagles. Brennan Clements finished with 14 points to join them in double figures.

KC East 31 10 17 17 — 75

Veritas 18 28 14 21 — 81

Veritas (81)

Will Rau 20, Will Bartkoski 33, Lawson Ream 4, Aden-Jay Baker 9, Calvin Clements 1, Brennan Clements 14


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