Area basketball roundup: Seahawks post strong defensive showing in win
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Behind a strong defensive performance, the Bishop Seabury boys basketball team secured a 56-45 victory over Metro Academy Tuesday night.
The stellar defensive showing was necessary, as the Seahawks (11-4) struggled to get much going on the offensive in the first half. Miles Branch and Zach Bloch eventually got things going in the second half to propel Bishop Seabury (No. 7 in Class 2A) to another win.
Branch scored 21 points to lead the way, and threw down a viscous dunk off an assist by Bloch in the win. Block scored 16 points to join his teammate in double figures.
“We worked hard over the last week on some adjustments and to shore up on things and the boys came out focused on that end,” head coach Jonathan Raney said. “I was also proud of the way we competed on the glass. Before the game, we talked about playing with desire on the boards, and we did that.”
Bishop Seabury will square off with Veritas at 7 p.m. Friday at Eudora High School.
Bishop Seabury (56)
Joao Carlos Ramirez 8, Sam Bayliss 1, Zach Bloch 16, Chris Green 7, Mile Branch 21, Luke Hornberger 3.
Veritas pushes past St. John
The Veritas boys basketball team jumped out to a 16-8 lead in the first quarter on its way to a 61-33 win over St. John Tuesday night.
In the win, the Eagles scored at least 16 points in three of the four quarters. The team’s 7-point third period was the only quarter in which it did not outscore the opposition. As a team, Veritas shot 21-of-54 and collected 37 total rebounds.
Tucker Flory led the team with 21 points and nine rebounds. Scott Weinhold and Jackson Rau joined him in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Veritas will take on Bishop Seabury at 7 p.m. Friday at EHS.
Trey Huslig 6, Reed Wilson 2, Jackson Rau 10, Will Rau 6, Will Bartkoski 5, Scott Weinhold 11, Tucker Flory 21.
Tonganoxie boys take down Baldwin
The Tonganoxie boys basketball team notched a 54-48 win over Baldwin in a battle between two area teams.
In the win, Dallas Bond score 20 points for the Chieftains. Tonganoxie travels to Piper on Friday, while Baldwin travels to Wellsville on Tuesday.
Baldwin girls beat Tonganoxie
Baldwin eased past Tonganoxie, 56-16, during Tuesday’s tilt between area teams.
Macey Frost was a big reason for the lopsided win, as she drilled a school-record seven 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 21 points. She hit just one triple in the opening period before connecting on three in the second period and three more in the third quarter.
Kate Ogle scored 16 points to join Frost in double figures. No THS player had more than 6 points in the loss.
Tonganoxie travels to Piper Friday, while Baldwin (No. 4 in Class 4A) travels to Wellsville Tuesday.
Josie Boyle 8, Lindsey Toot 6, Kate Ogle 16, Macey Frost 21, Nikki Morgan 5.
Anna Soetaert 6, Ashtin Barnes 1, Seba 2, Megan Martinez 3, Lauren Gray 3.
Eudora sweeps Ottawa
Both Eudora basketball teams took down Ottawa at home Tuesday night.
In the girls game, the Cardinals (No. 9 in Class 4A) rolled past the Cyclones with a 40-22 win. Eudora’s boys basketball needed overtime to secure a 55-50 victory over Ottawa (No. 5 in Class 4A) in the nightcap.
Both teams will travel to Holton on Friday.