Preps notebook: Bishop Seabury boys get back in win column with 63-51 victory over Maur Hill
photo by: Carter Gaskins
Coming off a pair of losses over the weekend, Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team got back in the win column Tuesday.
BSA secured a 63-51 win over Maur Hill at home on Tuesday, ending a two-game losing skid. The Seahawks (8-2, No. 1 in Class 2A) were coming off a fourth-place finish in the Baldwin Invitational following losses to Augusta and Louisburg.
“After a tough weekend, I was proud of how our boys responded over the last few days,” Bishop Seabury coach Jonathan Raney said. “If we can continue to build off this then I think we will be heading in the right direction.”
Although the Seahawks gave up 21 points in the fourth quarter, there were plenty of positives in the team’s latest win. Zach Bloch was aggressive from the opening tip, making the right plays and also finding ways to get his teammates involved.
As a team, Bishop Seabury got back to sharing the ball by making the extra pass. Luke Hornberger and Joao Carlos Ramirez both controlled the glass for BSA, which recorded its seventh double-digit victory of the season.
Bloch finished with a team-high 22 points in the win. Stavian Jones and Cobe Green each added 12 points for the Seahawks.
Bishop Seabury will play host to Chris Preparatory Academy on Friday.
Maur Hill 13 8 9 21 — 51
Seabury 17 14 9 23 — 63
Bishop Seabury (63)
Zach Bloch 22, Stavian Jones 14, Cobe Green 14, Luke Hornberger 6, Joao Carlos Ramirez 7.
FSHS boys swim claims runner-up, LHS places 3rd
Both city swim squads netted top-3 finishes at the Topeka Invitational on Tuesday at Capitol Federal Natatorium.
Free State’s boys swim squad scored 356.5 points as a team, trailing only Shawnee Mission East’s mark of 519 points. Lawrence High, meanwhile, placed third out of 13 squads with a team score of 256 points.
The Firebirds finished with five first-place finishes out of 12 events. The quartet of Reilley Moore, Matthew Reimer, Brady Flynn and Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck won the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:31.29.
Sirimongkhon-Dyck won the 200 IM with a time of 2:02.66 and the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 1:02.20. Moore placed first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.01 and the 100 butterfly with a mark of 51.79.
Tyler Jones and Ryan Christian led Lawrence High with a pair of third-place finishes in their respective individual events. Jones finished third in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:16.92, while Christian claimed third in the 200 freestyle with a mark of 1:56.53.
The Sunflower League meet is slated to take place next week.
Topeka High Invitational
Tuesday at Capitol Federal Natatorium
Team scores: 1. SM East 519; 2. Free State 356.5; 3. Lawrence 256; 4. Washburn Rural 240; 5. Seaman 236; 6. Olathe South 175; 7. Salina 118.5; 8. Bishop Miege 104; 9. Topeka High 99; 10. Salina Central 95; 11. Junction City 49; 12. Emporia 47; 13. Hayden 30.
200-yard medley relay: 2. Free State (Finn VanDyke, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Reilley Moore, Brady Flynn), 1:41.23; 6. Lawrence (Giuliano Lule-Paredes, Maxwell Cowardin, Tyler Jones, Chirstopher Oral), 1:50.51.
200 freestyle: 3. Ryan Christian, LHS, 1:56.53; 14. Giovani Lule-Paredes, LHS, 2:09.29; 15. Trenton Snyder, LHS, 2:09.38; 16. Nicholas Burket, FS, 2:14.41; 21. Gabe Clark, FS, 2:20.55.
200 IM: 1. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, FS, 2:02.66; 4. Tyler Jones, LHS, 2:10.81; 6. Giuliano Lule-Paredes, LHS, 2:13.75; 10. Alexander Moore, FS, 2:17.76; 11. Max Bates, FS, 2:24.96.
50 freestyle: 1. Reilley Moore, FS, 22.01; 5. Brady Flynn, FS, 23.07; 10. Christopher Oral, LHS, 23.78; Maximilian Whittaker, LHS, 23.79; 12. Matthew Reimer, FS, 24.31; 20. Andrew Augustine, LHS, 25.31.
Diving: 2. Elliott Ahlvers, FS, 239.65; 5. Keyan Crawford, LHS, 188.95; 10. Michael Leonard, FS, 161.85; 16. Jack Keathley-Helms, FS, 127.50; 18. Donnavan Dillon, LHS, 102.75.
100 butterfly: 1. Reilley Moore, FS, 51.79; 6. Jacob Heinz, FS, 59.89; 11. Matthew Reimer, FS, 1:01.19.
100 freestyle: 3. Finn VanDyke, FS, 50.79; 4. Brady Flynn, FS, 51.08; 5. Maximilian Whittaker, LHS, 51.63; 11. Christopher Oral, LHS, 54.18; 13. Maxwell Cowardin, LHS, 54.68; 21. Nicholas Burket, FS, 58.79.
500 freestyle: 3. Tyler Jones, LHS, 5:16.92; 4. Ryan Christian, LHS, 5:18.25; 9. Jacob Heinz, FS, 5:35.66; 13. Gabe Clark, FS, 6:08.21; 14. Trenton Snyder, LHS, 6:09.09; 20. Morgan Uecher, FS, 6:47.60.
200 freestyle relay: 1. Free State (Reilley Moore, Matthew Reimer, Brady Flynn, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck), 1:31.29; 6. Lawrence (Christopher Oral, Andrew Augustine, Maxwell Cowardin, Maximilian Whittaker), 1:37.36.
100 backstroke: 3. Finn VanDyke, FS, 59.54; 5. Giuliano Lule-Paredes, LHS, 1:00.37; 7. Alexander Moore, FS, 1:01.02; 10. Max Bates, FS, 1:02.26; 17. Jake Signor, LHS, 1:10.61; 28. Owen Stafford, LHS, 2:29.95.
100 breaststroke: 1. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, FS, 1:02.20; 10. Viet Nguyen, FS, 1:10.07; 15. JJ Smith, LHS, 1:15.36; 16. Giovani Lule-Paredes, LHS, 1:15.66; 21. Gabe Thompson, FS, 1:16.98; 27. Chase Reed, LHS, 1:24.96.
400 freestyle relay: 4. Lawrence (Tyler Jones, Maxwell Cowardin, Ryan Christian, Maximilian Whittaker), 3:32.74; 8. Free State (Jacob Heinz, Viet Nguyen, Alexander Moore, Finn VanDyke), 3:42.10.
Baldwin girls earn narrow win over Hayden
Baldwin’s girls basketball team rallied back from an early deficit to earn a 52-50 win over Hayden in the opening round of Wellsville Top Gun Tournament on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs (11-1, No. 4 in Class 4A) fell behind early before completing the comeback with a strong second half. BHS scored 14 points in the third period and finished things off with a 17-point effort in the final quarter.
Three players finished in double figures for Baldwin. Sophomore Riley Smith paced the team with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting. Senior Josie Boyle finished with 12 points, while junior Jenna Harvey added 11 points.
With the win, Baldwin will now face Wellsville in the semifinals of the event at 6:45 p.m. Thursday.
Baldwin 19 12 14 17 — 52
Hayden 10 16 11 13 — 50
Josie Boyle 12, Anna Burnett 5, Lauren Russell 6, Jenna Harvey 11, Riley Smith 16, Carly Fursman 2.
THS sweeps Heritage Christian Academy
Both Tonganoxie basketball teams netted home wins on Tuesday.
To begin the night, the Tonganoxie girls basketball team claimed a 44-35 victory over Heritage Christian Academy. The THS boys then capped off the doubleheader with a 67-54 win over HCA behind a 23-point outburst in the second period.
Both teams will travel to Jefferson West on Friday.
Lady Firebirds Winter Classic to begin
This year’s Lady Firebirds Winter Classic, which features both city girls basketball teams, is slated to begin on Thursday.
Free State, the tournament host, is the sixth seed and will face No. 3 FL Schlagle at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the opening round. After the conclusion of that game, No. 7 Lawrence will square off with No. 2 Derby.
In the bottom half of the bracket, Topeka High is the No. 1 overall seed and scheduled to face No. 8 Junction City in the first game of the event at 3:30 p.m. No. 4 Olathe West will take on No. 5 Blue Valley Southwest at approximately 5 p.m.
The tournament will feature each team playing three contests in three days, with the championship game slated to take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.