Area hoops roundup, Jan. 28, 2015

Canton-Galva?The boys opened their home tournament with a 71-37 victory over St. John?s Military Tuesday.

The Eagles lost to the Wichita Warriors, 62-45, Thursday. Tanner Klingensmith scored 13 points. Nick Bray added 12 and Travis Unruh 11.

Canton-Galva finished third in the tournament with a 69-59 victory over Sedgwick in triple overtime Friday. Unruh led all scorers with 24 points. Klingen?smith added 18 and Bray 11. Unruh and Klingensmith were named to the all-tournament team.

The girls will compete at the Sedgwick tournament this week. Both teams will travel to Ell-Saline Feb. 3.

Centre?The Cougars opened their home tournament with a win and a loss Tuesday. The No. 1 girls began with a 67-23 victory over No. 8 Peabody-Burns. Shelby Makovec led all scorers with 22 points. Shelby Pankratz added 13. The No. 8 boys lost to No. 1 Sacred Heart, 80-43. Nathaniel Engler scored 14 points.

The girls defeated Marion, 40-36, in the semifinals Friday. For more on this game, see elsewhere in sports. The boys defeated Rural Vista in the consolation semifinals, 57-50. Three Cougars scored 11 points to lead the team:?Dylan Deines, Cole Srajer and Dakota Stimpson.

The girls won the championship title for the second consecutive year with a 40-35 victory over Elyria Christian Saturday, having overcome a 13-point second-quarter deficit.

?A good third quarter with some nice interior passes allowed us to cut the lead?to two at the start of the fourth quarter,? coach Alan Stahlecker said. ?After pulling into the lead, some good free-throw shooting, timely rebounding and defensive stops allowed us to pull out a tough win.?

Makovec scored 18 points in the effort. Makovec and Pankratz were named to the all-tournament team.

The boys finished sixth in the tournament after a 56-44 loss to Elyria Saturday. Stimpson led the effort with 13 points. Engler added 11.

The Cougars will play at Elyria Christian Feb. 3.

Goessel?The boys opened the Burrton Invitational with a 69-45 loss to Berean Academy Tuesday.

Goessel defeated Fairfield, 60-32, Thursday in the consolation semifinals, then concluded the tournament with a 50-47 victory over Pretty Prairie to take fifth place Saturday.

The girls lost to Moundridge, 37-28, Friday.

The girls will participate in the Eli J. Walter invitational hosted by Berean Academy this week.

Goessel is the No. 1 seed with a 9-0 record and was scheduled to face No. 8 Stafford (0-8) Tuesday. The winner will face either No. 4 Douglass (7-3) or No. 5 Central Christian (3-6) Thursday at 6 p.m. The championship is set for Saturday at 7 p.m.

The other half of the bracket features No. 2 Trinity Academy (8-2), No. 7 Burrton (1-8), No. 3 Berean (7-3) and No. 6 Halstead (2-8).

The boys return to competition Friday at Moundridge. Both teams travel to Little River Feb. 3.

Peabody-Burns?The Warriors opened the Cougar Classic at Centre with a loss and a win Tuesday. The No. 8 girls began with a 67-23 loss to No. 1 Centre. Rylie McDowell led with eight points. The No. 5 boys defeated No. 4 Rural Vista, 60-53. Kornelius Skotaam led all scorers with 20 points. Braxton Kyle and Vince Newman each added 11. ?

The girls defeated Wakefield, 38-36, in the consolation semifinals Friday. Katy Benson scored 16 points. Rylie McDowell added 11. The boys lost to Sacred Heart in the semifinals, 81-32, Friday. Skotaam led the team with seven points.

The girls finished sixth in the tournament after a 54-41 loss to Solomon Saturday. Benson scored 12 points and McDowell 11. The boys, meanwhile, finished fourth with a 61-49 loss to Wakefield Saturday. Skotaam led with 15 points. Newman added 13.

The Warriors resume play Feb. 3 at Solomon.

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