Area High School Basketball

Centre boys?The Cougars had endured a tough week with losses at Olpe and Herington.

Olpe led the Cougars 26-11 by halftime and held that lead in the second half, topping Centre 58-41.

Brad Hajek scored 12 points and Eric Carlson 10 for the Cougars.

Against Herington, Centre trailed by nine after the first quarter and could not make up the deficit, losing to the Railers, 66-56.

Carlson and Hajek were again the scoring leaders for the Cougars with 17 and 12 points, respectively.

Marion boys?Marion lost a close game to Remington last Tuesday, then rebounded to top Olpe 54-46 Friday behind a balanced scoring effort and a strong fourth quarter.

Jaime Cooper led the Warriors Tuesday with 10 points.

But his effort was not enough as the Warriors lost to Remington 39-37.

Against Olpe, Marion trailed throughout most of the ballgame, then came back with a 21-6 fourth quarter to top Olpe by eight.

Justin Hett led Marion with 11 points.

Marion girls?The Warriors had a tough week, dropping a pair of games to Remington and Olpe.

Remington had too much firepower, led by the high-scoring Sarah Klaassen, who poured in 24 points.

Remington led 31-7 at halftime and extended the lead throughout the game.

Marion lost to Olpe 50-31 despite a good game from Melissa Moffitt, who scored nine points.

But Marion was outscored in the fourth quarter 21-9 after trailing by only seven heading into the final period.

Canton-Galva boys?The Eagles gave up 19-6 second quarter against Moundridge Tuesday night and could never recover, losing to the Wildcats 53-44 in a Heart of America League contest.

Jake Warren led Canton-Galva with 11 points, while Jake Hoppes added 10.

On Friday night, the Eagles looked to be on the rebound against Class 2A power Inman.

But Inman squelched Canton-Galva?s upset bid in overtime, 57-46. The Eagles were outscored 16-5 in the extra period.

Warren again led Canton-Galva with 24 points, including 11 of 14 from the free-throw line.

Canton-Galva girls?The Eagles had a pair of tough games last week, losing first to top-ranked Class 2A Moundridge on Tuesday, and then Inman on Friday.

Moundridge led Canton-Galva 28-4 after one quarter and never looked back on the way to a 75-24 win.

The Wildcats? star, Laurie Koehn, led all scorers with 38 points and eight 3-pointers.

On Friday, Canton-Galva gave Inman a tough game but fell, 49-39. The game was tied heading into the final quarter, but Inman outscored the Eagles 20-10.

Dana Regier and Kylee Koehn led Canton-Galva with 10 points each.

Goessel girls?The Bluebirds faced the tough task Friday of trying to slow down Class 1A power Little River. Goessel was unsuccessful, losing 48-32.

Karry Jay led Goessel with 10 points, followed by Tara Goerzen with nine. Cassie Cordell led Little River with 24 points.

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