Area basketball roundup: Dominant defense propels Bishop Seabury boys to lopsided win
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Behind a strong defensive showing, Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team dominated Kansas City Christian for a 71-30 home win on Tuesday.
The Seahawks (4-0, No. 1 in Class 2A) caused their opponents problems with their pressure defense early and often. On the offensive end, Bishop Seabury shared the ball well and recorded a number of baskets off assists.
Cobe Green emerged with a breakout performance to lead the way for BSA. Green scored 21 points after some struggles to start the season. Zach Bloch was playing through an ankle injury, but still managed to score 14 points and set up his teammates all night. Joao Carlos Ramirez added 13 points, while Stavian Jones finished with 11 points.
On the girls side, Bishop Seabury suffered a 41-13 loss to Kansas City Christian. The visitors jumped out to a 15-4 lead in the first quarter, and the Seahawks never had a chance after that. Freshman Oona Nelson led the BSA girls with 7 points in the loss.
Bishop Seabury will play host to Midland Adventist Academy on Thursday.
KCC 8 9 8 5 — 30
BSA 22 25 21 3 — 71
Sam Hertzog 2, Zach Bloch 14, Sam Bayliss 3, Stavian Jones 11, Cobe Green 21, Luke Hornberger 7, Joao Carlos Ramirez 13.
KCC 15 4 15 7 — 41
BSA 4 5 2 2 — 13
Reagan Thayer 1, Sofia Gonzalez 0, Anna Johnson 3, Oona Nelson 7, Hannah Motsinger 2.
Veritas falls at Manhattan Chief
After giving up 45 points in the first half, the Veritas boys basketball team went on to suffer an 81-49 road loss to Manhattan Chief on Tuesday.
VHS scored 21 points in the third period, marking its best outing of the four quarters. But the early deficit loomed large in the lopsided loss. Brennan Clements led the team with 22 points, shooting 9 of 10 from the floor.
Will Rau flirted with a triple-double in the loss. He scored 10 points, going 3 for 8 from the field. He also recorded nine rebounds — all of them on the defensive end — to go along with nine assists and three steals for the Eagles.
Veritas will take on Bishop Seabury on Friday at Haskell Indian Nations University.
VHS 10 15 21 3 — 49
MC 19 26 29 7 — 81
Ben Hansen 2, Will Rau 10, Will Bartkoski 6, Aden-Jay Baker 4, Calvin Clements 5, Brennan Clements 22.
Baldwin girls overwhelm Ottawa
Baldwin’s girls basketball team played in front from the start in a 47-31 road victory over Ottawa on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs (No. 4 in Class 4A) jumped out to a 10-6 lead before scoring 17 points in the second period. They closed the double-digit win out with a 16-point effort in the fourth period. Senior Josie Boyle led the team with 14 points in the win, netting 4 of 5 attempts on the night. Senior Anna Burnett added 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting.
Seven different players eventually scored for Baldwin, which improved to 7-1 on the year.
On the boys side, Ottawa scored 20 points in each of the first two periods to hand Baldwin a 71-34 defeat. The BHS boys have now dropped seven games in a row, falling to 1-7 on the season.
Baldwin will face Cair Paravel on Thursday at Lee Arena at Washburn University. Girls will begin at 5:45 p.m., with the boys basketball game slated to follow.
BHS 10 17 4 16 — 47
OHS 6 14 2 9 — 31
Karly Neufeld 1, Josie Boyle 14, Anna Burnett 11, Lauren Russell 5, Jenna Harvey 9, Riley Smith 5, Carly Fursman 2
BHS 8 12 6 8 — 34
OHS 20 20 23 8 — 71
Eudora sweeps Spring Hill
Eudora picked up two wins in as many games on the hardwood at Spring Hill on Tuesday.
EHS girls edged Spring Hill for a 35-34 win. The Cardinals are now 6-1 on the year and ranked No. 7 in Class 4A. Eudora boys earned a 59-51 victory, improving to 5-2 and the team is currently ranked No. 7 in Class 4A as well.
Eudora will play host to Bonner Springs in a varsity doubleheader on Thursday.
THS swept by Piper
Both Tonganoxie basketball teams fell on the road on Tuesday.
In the boys game, THS couldn’t maintain early momentum in a 77-49 loss to Kansas City Piper. The Chieftains (4-3) jumped out to a 17-15 lead before allowing 26 points in the second period. Elijah Tyner led the team in a losing effort with 13 points.
The Tonganoxie girls (1-6) were overwhelmed in a 60-16 loss to Piper in the first game of the night.
Both teams will play host to Spring Hill on Friday.
THS 17 10 8 14 — 49
PHS 15 26 19 17 — 77