Area basketball roundup: Veritas boys net 2 victories to start 2019
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The Veritas boys basketball team tacked on two more wins to start the new year.
In Friday’s game, Veritas recorded a 68-56 win over Manhattan CHIEF behind four double-digit quarters. The Eagles then notched a 65-29 victory over St. John’s Military School on Saturday afternoon.
Trey Huslig scored 22 points on 17 shots in the first game to lead the way, and Tucker Flory added 20 points on 12 attempts. Jackson Rau joined them in double figures, scoring 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting. Veritas scored 23 points in the final period to secure a double-digit win.
Flory led the way in Saturday’s lopsided win, scoring 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting. Huslig finished with 11 points, while Rau notched 10 points. Veritas scored 21 points in the second quarter and added 21 in the third period as well to cruise to another win.
Eudora boys 59, Louisburg 31
Eudora eased past Louisburg, 59-31, in the first game of the 2019 portion of its schedule.
Jayden Pierce led the way for the Cardinals, scoring 18 points in the win. Rock Jerome added 13 points; no other EHS player finished in double figures. Louisburg was held to just 4 points in the second period and 6 in the final quarter.
Eudora girls 51, Louisburg 28
The Eudora girls basketball team pushed its way to a 51-28 win over Louisburg Friday night.
The Cardinals started things off with a 16-point outburst in the opening period before breaking the game opening with 20 in the third quarter. Reagan Hiebert led the team with 15 points, while Kate Erpelding finished with 14.
Eudora (6-1) plays host to Spring Hill on Monday.
Piper 63, Baldwin girls 47
The Baldwin City girls basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, dropping a 63-47 decision at Piper.
Kayla Kurtz led BHS in a losing effort, scoring 17 points. The Bulldogs were held to just 5 points in the opening period and never recovered.
Baldwin (6-1) plays host to Ottawa on Monday.
Perry-Lecompton boys 57, Riverside 25
Perry-Lecompton was in complete control throughout its 57-25 win over Riverside Friday night.
The Kaws scored 15 points in the opening period and never looked back. They added 18 in the second quarter before scoring 14 more in the third. Blake Farmer led the way with an 18-point effort, though two other players scored in double figures. Colton Mallonee finished with 12 points, and Connor Anderson added 11.
Perry-Lecompton (6-2) plays host to Royal Valley on Tuesday.
Perry-Lecompton girls 62, Riverside 36
The Perry-Lecompton girls basketball team erased an early deficit with a huge second quarter to claim a 62-36 win over Riverside.
After trailing 12-10, the Kaws scored 25 points in the second quarter to take control of the game. They added 19 points in the final period to finished off the win on the road. Jenna Keller paved the way with 17 points, and Blaise Ball added 12 points in the win.
Perry-Lecompton (3-5) plays host to Royal Valley on Tuesday.
Tonganoxie girls 30, Ottawa 27
Tonganoxie notched its second win of the season, defeating Ottawa by a 30-27 margin at home.
It marked the team’s first win since claiming a 48-8 victory over Turner. The Chieftains are now 2-5 on the season, and they will play host to Piper at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.