Preps notebook: Despite missing 2 starters, Bishop Seabury boys roll to 68-13 win
photo by: Carter Gaskins
Even with a shorthanded roster, Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team took care of business on Tuesday.
The Seahawks jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter before coasting to a 68-13 victory over Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy at BSA. It was an impressive win considering the fact that Bishop Seabury was playing without starters Cobe Green and Zach Bloch, who sat out as a precaution because of previous injuries.
Bishop Seabury (10-2, No. 1 in Class 2A) has now won three games in a row since placing fourth at the Baldwin Invitational in late January.
“Don’t feel like everyone stepped up the way I would (have) liked to fill in,” BSA head coach Jonathan Raney said. “We did some good things, especially coming out of halftime. Thought (Joao Carlos) Ramirez got something out of the game. (He) played really hard and with good energy.”
Ramirez, a 6-foot-6 sophomore forward, led the way with 17 points for the Seahawks, who scored at least 17 points as a team in each of the first three periods. Bishop Seabury posted a 24-4 edge in the third quarter to run away with another lopsided win.
Senior Luke Hornberger and freshman guard Enzo Karam finished with 15 and 13 points, respectively, to join Ramirez in double figures for the hosts. Earlier in the night, Bishop Seabury’s girls basketball team picked up a 30-20 victory over Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy.
Both teams will be back in action with a back-to-back stretch this weekend. Bishop Seabury will play host to Grandview Christian on Friday before welcoming Veritas Christian for another crosstown clash on Saturday.
Hyman Brand 0 7 4 2 — 13
Bishop Seabury 21 17 24 6 — 68
Bishop Seabury (68)
Enzo Karam 13, Sam Hertzog 5, Truman Hill 2, Sam Bayliss 4, Stavian Jones 3, Jett French 0, Gobind Singh 2, Luke Hornberger 15, Joao Carlos Ramirez 17.
LHS girls bowling wins home meet
The Lawrence High girls bowling team was victorious in a five-team meet at Royal Crest Lanes on Tuesday.
Behind a pair of top-five individual bowlers, LHS finished with a team score of 2,093 pins. Shawnee Mission North, the runner-up in the varsity girls competition, posted a score of 1,854 as a squad.
As has been the case for much of the season, Lawrence senior Emilie Rodman was the top individual bowler in her division. Rodman finished with a series score of 599, which was 46 pins better than Alyssa Williams of Shawnee Mission North. Lana Chieu of LHS notched third with a score of 543.
On the boys side, a trio of individuals finished just outside the top-five for Lawrence. Remy Fowler (sixth), Josh King (seventh) and Sebastian Daniel (eighth) all finished with a series score of 537 or better. The Lions took third as a team in the varsity boys division.
LHS will be back in action at Olathe Lanes East Bowling Center on Friday.
Varsity girls team scores: 1. Lawrence High 2093; 2. Shawnee Mission North 1854; 3. Shawnee Mission East 1845; 4. Gardner-Edgerton 1829; 5. Shawnee Mission West 1695.
LHS results: 1. Emilie Rodman 599; 3. Lana Chieu 543; 7. Jojo Blackwood 482; 13. Abby Tyler 434; 15. Karla Tyler 430; 18. Bean Foster 414.
Varsity boys scores: 1. Shawnee Mission West 2318; 2. Gardner-Edgerton 2279; 3. Lawrence High 2224; 4. Shawnee Mission East 1989; 5. Shawnee Mission North 1601.
LHS results: 6. Remy Fowler 544; 7. Josh King 542; 8. Sebastian Daniel 537; 12. Wheeler Battaglia-Davis 511; 16. Rhett May 495; 19. Maison Albarado 469.
PLHS swept by Jefferson West
Perry-Lecompton suffered two losses in a home doubleheader with Jefferson West on Tuesday.
The PLHS girls basketball team trailed from the start in a 48-33 loss to Jefferson West. Blaise Ball was the only player to finish in double figures for the Kaws (8-5), scoring 11 points in a losing effort.
In the nightcap of the doubleheader, the PLHS boys gave up a late lead in a 63-58 loss to Jefferson West. After scoring 22 points in the third quarter, Perry-Lecomton gave up 20 in the final period. Parker Stone led the Kaws (9-4) with 19 points in the loss.
Perry-Lecompton will travel to Hiawatha on Friday.
Girls box score
PLHS 6 9 14 4 — 33
JW 12 15 11 10 — 48
Blaise Ball 11, Jenna Keller 4, Campbell Keller 1, Brooke Metcalf 1, Katy Hurd 4, Allyson Baker 5, Chloe Daniels 7
Boys box score
PLHS 12 10 22 14 — 58
JW 14 17 12 20 — 63
Parker Stone 19, Billy Welch 10, Bradley Robb 9, Dawson Williams 11, Blake Farmer 9.
Local athletes sign letters of intent
Plenty of local football players signed their letters of intent on Wednesday.
Free State receiver Marcus Preston inked his plans to play football for the University of North Dakota. Offensive lineman Rylan Lutz signed to Pittsburg State University, while defensive lineman Devon Buck is headed to Benedictine College. FSHS seniors Malik Berry, Frankie Calderon and Lovette Epelle will go to Butler Community College.
Five Lawrence High players signed their respective letters of intent Wednesday morning as well. LHS receiver Chris McGee will play for Emporia State. Deshon Lewis is going to Baker University, while Nick Ray is headed to Ottawa University. Austin Hollins (Fort Scott Community College) and Cole Morris (Marines) also participated in the signing ceremony.