Girls tournament week takes center stage in area basketball

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Canton-Galva 42, Halstead 38-Canton-Galva captured fifth place with a win Friday night at the Sedgwick Classic at Halstead’s expense.

Kaitlyn Bressie led the Eagles with 12 points.

Canton-Galva trailed 20-19 at halftime but used a 23-18 second-half advantage to secure the win.

Hutchinson Trinity 41, Canton-Galva 27-After jumping to a quick 9-6 lead after one quarter, Canton-Galva went scoreless for the rest of the first half on the way to a 14 point loss to state-ranked Hutch Trinity Tuesday at the Sedgwick Invitational.

Dani Bair scored eight points to lead the Eagles.

Peabody-Burns 56, Douglass 47- The Warriors salvaged the final game of the Berean Academy Tournament.

Peabody-Burns led 31-26 at halftime but used a 14-6 third quarter to post the win.

“I was really pleased with the tournament play by our team,” coach Darren Schroeder said. “Being a young team, we are starting to play consistently on both ends and that’s encouraging.”

Jessi Hilliard, who was named to the all-tournament team, scored 26 points, including 10 of 14 free throws. Elaina Newell added 12 points, including a pair of 3-point baskets.

“We did a nice job of pushing the ball up the floor,” Schroeder said. “The third quarter we played solid on both ends.”

Bennington 48, Peabody-Burns 33-The Warriors lost their second game in as many tries at Berean.

Forced to play much of the game without leading scorer Jessi Hilliard, who eventually fouled out with 5:30 to play, Peabody-Burns relied on Elaina Newell, who scored 17 points.

The Warriors trailed 31-28 after three quarters, but couldn’t overcome the deficit.

“It was a hard-fought defensive battle with both teams keeping each other in check,” Schroeder said. “But after Hilliard fouled out, the Warriors just couldn’t find their rhythm the rest of the game.”

Burrton 42, Peabody-Burns 32-The Warriors lost the opening round game of the Berean Academy Tournament in a tough battle with Burrton.

Trailing 7-6 after one quarter, Peabody-Burns was outscored 17-3 in the second quarter.

Although Peabody-Burns cut the deficit to 30-21 after three quarters, they weren’t able to come back for the win.

Jessi Hilliard scored 16 points for Peabody-Burns.

“We lost some focus during the second quarter and allowed them to get some open shots, which they hit,” coach Darren Schroeder said.

Centre 57, Hope 48-The Cougars continued their mid-season roll by winning Friday at Hope.

Centre’s full-court defense forced 31 turnovers as both Megan Gutsch and Teaira Turner came up with six steals.

Centre led 31-26 at halftime.

Selena Seifert led Centre with 18 points, followed by Turner with 13 and Krista Heiser 10.

Centre made 21 of 56 field goal attempts (38 percent) while limiting Hope to 29 percent (17-29).

Centre won the rebounding battle 38-32. Heiser, Gutsch and Turner each had eight rebounds.

Centre 55, Solomon 27- Fresh off its Eisenhower League Tournament championship, the Cougars won easily against Solomon.

Centre led 26-19 at halftime but outscored Solomon 29-8 in the second half.

Alyssa Luna led Centre with 14 points while Selena Seifert added 13 and Teaira Turner 10.

Centre made 25 of 68 field goal attempts (37 percent) while limiting Solomon to 12 of 39 (31 percent).

The Cougars won the rebounding battle, 36-29. Megan Gutsch pulled down nine and Luna eight.

The Cougars forced 37 Solomon turnovers. Seifert, Jackie Klenda, Turner and Luna each recorded six steals.

AREA BOYS BASKETBALL

Rock Creek 62, Canton-Galva 51- Canton-Galva lost the third-place game of the Canton-Galva Invitational Monday night in a game postponed from Saturday.

Rock Creek led 36-31 at halftime but outscored the Eagles 26-20 in the second half.

Seth Moddelmog scored 17 points to lead the Eagles.

Rock Creek made 12 of 13 free throws while Canton-Galva made eight of 12.

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