Area basketball roundup: Seahawks secure 53-41 win over Metro Academy
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Thanks to a stingy defensive performance, Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team secured a 53-41 home win over Metro Academy on Tuesday.
The Seahawks (13-2, No. 1 in Class 2A) held the opposition to just 16 points in the first half. Bishop Seabury never really got into a rhythm offensively, which was a credit to the opposition’s effort on the defensive end as well.
“Really proud of our defensive effort tonight especially in the first half,” BSA head coach Jonathan Raney said. “To hold a team like that to only 16 points in the first half says a lot about how far we have come on that side of the floor.”
Zach Bloch made some big shots in the fourth quarter, while Joao Carlos Ramirez and Luke Hornberger delivered clutch free throws to help the Seahawks hang on in the end.
Bloch paced the team with 17 points, including 8 in the fourth quarter alone. Cobe Green added 14 points on five made field goals from the floor. Ramirez netted four free throws in the final period to finish with 10 points in the win.
Bishop Seabury will host Cornerstone Family on Thursday.
Bishop Seabury (53)
Zach Bloch 17, Stavian Jones 7, Cobe Green 14, Luke Hornberger 5, Joao Carlos Ramirez 10.
Metro Academy 9 7 14 11 — 41
Bishop Seabury 13 12 11 17 — 53
Kaws sweep Holton
Both Perry-Lecompton basketball teams earned a road win Tuesday at Holton.
PLHS girls (9-6) made enough plays down the stretch to hang on for a 45-42 win in the first game of the doubleheader. Trailing 22-20 at the intermission, the Kaws scored 16 points in the third quarter to reclaim control of the contest.
Three different players reached double figures for Perry-Lecompton in the win. Blaise Ball and Jenna Keller each finished with 13 points. Ball went 5-for-7 at the free-throw line, while Keller drilled three triples. Campbell Keller hit a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 10 points.
On the boys side, the tandem of Bradley Robb and Blake Farmer was enough to propel Perry-Lecompton to a 61-46 win over Holton. Those two players combined for 40 points to help the Kaws improve to 11-4 on the year.
Robb connected on seven 3-pointers and one 2-pointer on his way to a 23-point performance. Farmer went 3-for-4 at the charity stripe and converted on seven 2-point baskets during his 17-point effort. Parker Stone finished with 11 points, while Billy Welch registered 8 points in the win.
After trailing 11-7 entering the second quarter, the Kaws poured in 21 points to take a 28-25 advantage into the locker room at halftime. PLHS then sealed the deal with 14 points in the third quarter and 19 more in the final frame.
Both teams will host Sabetha on Thursday.
Perry-Lecompton girls (45)
Blaise Ball 13, Jenna Keller 13, Campbell Keller 10, Brooke Metcalfe 3, Katy Hurd 4, Allyson Baker 2.
PLHS 15 5 16 9 — 45
HHS 12 10 11 9 — 42
Perry-Lecompton boys (61)
Parker Stone 11, Bill Welch 8, Bradley Robb 23, Blake Farmer 17, Dawson Williams 2.
PLHS 7 21 14 19 — 61
HHS 11 14 8 13 — 46
Baldwin sweeps Tonganoxie
In a battle between two area schools, Baldwin picked up a pair of wins on the hardwood against Tonganoxie on Tuesday.
Baldwin’s girls basketball team scored 20 points in the opening period and never looked back in a 54-23 win over Tonganoxie. Senior Josie Boyle paced the Bulldogs (12-3, No. 6 in Class 4A) with 17 points, while sophomore Riley Smith finished with 13 points. THS (3-13) never scored more than 7 points in any of the four quarters.
On the boys side, Baldwin held off a late surge by Tonganoxie in a 58-57 home victory. The Chieftains (9-7) scored 22 points in the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs (3-11) escaped with a narrow win after posting four double-digit outbursts in as many periods.
Both teams will be back in action next Tuesday. Baldwin will host Wellsville, while Tonganoxie will travel to Bishop Ward.
Baldwin 20 19 10 5 — 54
Tonganoxie 7 5 4 7 — 23
Tonganoxie 13 9 13 22 — 57
Baldwin 16 10 19 13 — 58
Veritas boys top Christ Prep
The Veritas boys basketball team got back in the win column with a 51-43 victory over Christ Prep on Tuesday.
VCS jumped out to a 12-10 lead in the first quarter and continued to add to its lead over the remaining three periods. The Eagles scored as many as 17 points in the final frame. Will Rau finished with a team-high 15 points and Will Bartkoski added 11 points.
Veritas (8-12) will travel to Classical on Friday.
Ben Hansen 6, Will Rau 15, Will Bartkoski 11, Lawson Ream 4, Aden-Jay Baker 2, Calvin Clements 2, Brennan Clements 6.
Christ Prep 10 11 8 14 — 43
Veritas 12 13 9 17 — 51
Eudora girls overwhelm Ottawa
The Eudora girls basketball team continues to pile up the victories.
On Tuesday, EHS cruised to a 72-26 road victory over Ottawa. The win came just five days after Eudora edged Baldwin, 47-43, at home. The Cardinals (14-1, No. 4 in Class 4A) have now won 12 games in a row, most of which have been convincing wins similar to the showing against Ottawa.
In the nightcap of the doubleheader, Eudora dropped a 33-26 decision to Ottawa. EHS has now lost three of the last four games, two of which have come against OHS. The Cardinals are now 7-8 on the season.
Eudora will host Paola on Friday.