Area basketball roundup: Baldwin girls earn split in opening weekend of 2020

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Baldwin’s girls basketball team came away with one win and one hard-fought loss in the opening weekend of the 2020 portion of its schedule.

On Friday, BHS earned a 46-23 win over Prairie View to begin the year on a strong note. One day later, Baldwin dropped a 46-44 loss in the 810 Sports Classic at Piper High School. It marked the first loss of the season for the Bulldogs, who are now 5-1 on the year.

In the road win on Friday, the Bulldogs jumped out to a 20-1 lead in the opening period and never looked back. Senior Anna Burnett led the way with 13 points, going 6-of-15 from the floor. Senior Josie Boyle was 6-for-9 on the night to finish with 12 points for BHS.

Baldwin then surrendered a late lead in its narrow loss to Basehor-Linwood on Saturday. The Bulldogs led 28-19 after three periods before giving up 27 points in the fourth quarter. Junior Jenna Harvey scored 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting, while sophomore Riley Smith added 11 points.

The Baldwin boys basketball team suffered a 47-44 loss to Prairie View on Friday. The Bulldogs (1-4) have now lost four games in a row since defeating Paola in the season opener.

Baldwin travels to Tonganoxie on Tuesday.

Baldwin 20 13 13 0 — 46

Prairie View 1 10 4 8 — 23

Baldwin (46)

Josie Boyle 12, Anna Burnett 13, Lauren Russell 2, Jenna Harvey 9, Riley Smith 4, Nikki Morgan 6.

Basehor 9 7 3 27 — 46

Baldwin 13 4 11 16 — 44

Baldwin (44)

Josie Boyle 8, Anna Burnett 9, Lauren Russell 1, Jenna Harvey 15, Riley Smith 11.

Veritas falls to Manhattan CHIEF

Veritas boys basketball was not able to overcome an early hole in an 88-47 home loss to Manhattan CHIEF on Saturday.

Trailing 22-13 after one quarter, the Eagles (3-4) then gave up 30 points in the second period en route to the lopsided loss. Will Rau paced VHS on offense with 22 points, converting 9-of-18 attempts from the floor. He added six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

On the girls side, Veritas was handed a 55-8 defeat in its first game of 2020.

Both teams will travel to Cornerstone Family on Tuesday.

Manhattan 22 30 28 8 — 88

Veritas 13 13 16 5 — 47

Veritas (47)

Abel Brackenhoff 2, Will Rau 22, Will Bartkoski 2, Lawson Ream 5, Aden-Jay Baker 7, Calvin Clements 1, Brennan Clements 8.

PLHS boys roll past Rossville

Perry-Lecompton’s boys basketball team had a double-digit lead by the end of the first quarter, and the game was never in doubt after that.

PLHS pushed past Rossville for a 48-23 road win Friday night in its first game after the break. The Kaws scored at least 14 points in all but one quarter, while holding the opposition to single digits in three of the four periods.

Eight different players scored for the Kaws in the win. Parker Stone was the only player to finish in double figures, notching 12 points on five baskets. Perry-Lecompton (4-2) has now won four games in a row after dropping the first two contests of the season.

Perry-Lecompton will travel to Holton on Tuesday.

PLHS 14 4 15 15 — 48

RHS 4 2 10 7 — 23

Perry-Lecompton (48)

Parker Stone 12, William Welch 8, Bradley Robb 5, Kaden Doleman 5, Dawson Williams 9, Evan Gottstein 3, Blake Farmer 4, Baragan Ratzlaff 2.

PLHS girls edge Rossville

Behind a strong fourth quarter, Perry-Lecompton’s girls basketball team secured a 37-33 win over Rossville on Friday.

Trailing 33-32 entering the final frame, the Kaws scored 13 points in the fourth quarter to earn their first win of the new year. PLHS scored 8 points in each of the first three periods, which included an 8-6 advantage after the opening quarter.

Campbell Keller and Jenna Keller led the way for Perry-Lecompton on the offensive end. Campbell Keller scored 11 points by hitting four shots, while Jenna Keller knocked down three triples in her 10-point performance. Katy Hurd added 9 points on a 5-for-6 effort from the free-throw line in the win.

Perry-Lecompton (5-2) will travel to Holton on Tuesday.

PLHS 8 8 8 13 — 37

RHS 6 12 7 8 — 33

Perry-Lecompton (37)

Blaise Ball 5, Jenna Keller 10, Campbell Keller 11, Brooke Metcalfe 1, Katy Hurd 9, Chloe Daniels 1.

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