Canton-Galva?The fifth-seeded Eagle girls defeated No. 4 Lincoln in the Claflin-Central Plains Class 2A sub-state quarterfinals Tuesday, 37-24. Canton-Galva led 6-4 by the end of the first quarter and increased its margin to 16-8 by halftime. The Eagles enjoyed a double-digit, 23-13, advantage heading into the final period and outscored Lincoln 14-11 in the fourth quarter to solidify the win. Cassidy Enns led the attack with 15 points.
The girls? tournament run ended with an 81-63 semifinal loss to No. 1 Ellinwood Friday. Canton-Galva trailed 17-8 by the end of the first quarter but outscored Ellinwood 19-14 in the second period to trail by four, 31-27, at halftime.
Each team added 19 points in the third quarter for a 50-46 margin heading into the final period. Cassidy Enns scored 12 of her team-high 14 points in the second and third quarters.
However, Ellinwood?s Delaney Beckwith exploded with 19 points in the fourth quarter, and Ellinwood outscored Canton-Galva 31-17 to claim the 18-point win.
Beckwith led all scorers with 28 points. Rachel Doll added 22 and Blake Wilt 13.
Keana Haydon joined Enns in double figures for Canton-Galva with 12 points.
Canton-Galva concludes its season with an overall record of 11-11.
Meanwhile, the sixth-seeded Eagle boys lost a hard-fought sub-state quarterfinal battle to No. 3 Lincoln in overtime Tuesday, 62-59.
The Eagles conclude their season with an overall record of 9-12.
Centre?After a first-round bye as the No. 2 seed in the Class 1A-Division I sub-state tournament hosted by Rosalia-Flinthills, the girls defeated Rural Vista, 50-29, in the semifinals Thursday. It was the teams? third meeting this season.
Centre led 14-5 after the first quarter and increased its margin to 25-13 by halftime. The game?s leading scorer, Shelby Makovec, tallied 10 points by intermission. The teams battled fairly evenly through the third quarter, with Centre leading, 36-23, by the end of it, but the Cougars outscored Rural Vista 14-6 in the final quarter to earn the 21-point win. Makovec scored 16 of her game-high 26 points in the second half, including four baskets from beyond the arc.
Haylee Weeks paced Rural Vista with 13 points.
Meanwhile, the sixth-seeded boys lost to eventual sub-state champion No. 3 Pretty Prairie, 65-44, in the quarterfinals Tuesday.
By the end of the first quarter, Pretty Prairie had built a 14-3 lead. Cody Svoboda hit a three-pointer, accounting for all of Centre?s first-quarter points.
The Cougars matched Pretty Prairie?s scoring more closely in the second quarter, but trailed 31-17 at halftime.
Centre outscored Pretty Prairie 17-14 in the third quarter, but the Bulldogs doubled Centre?s fourth-quarter points, 20-10.
Dylan Deines led the Cougars with 13 points.
The Cougars conclude the season with an overall record of 2-18.
Goessel?After a first-round bye in the Class 1A-Division I sub-state hosted by Rosalia-Flinthills, the top-seeded Bluebird girls defeated the host team, 47-29, in the semifinals Thursday. Goessel led, 9-6, after the first quarter, and 17-12 at halftime. Page Hiebert, the game?s leading scorer, tallied nine points by intermission.
Goessel turned up the heat in the third quarter. The Bluebirds outscored Flinthills, 15-5, led by a seven-point effort from Hiebert in the period, and led, 32-17, heading into the final quarter. The Bluebirds tacked on 15 more in the fourth quarter to cruise to the 18-point win.
Page Hiebert led all scorers with 22 points. Brittney Hiebert added 11. Ashley Melugin led Flinthills with 11.
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Meanwhile, the fifth-seeded Goessel boys lost a hard-fought sub-state quarterfinal battle to No. 4 Flinthills Tuesday, 38-35.
The Bluebirds trailed, 15-10, after the first quarter, and 23-17 at halftime.
Goessel came roaring back with a 12-point third quarter?led by seven points from Zach Wiens?and the Bluebirds led, 29-27, heading into the final period. Flinthills reclaimed the lead in the final period, however, to win by three.
Wiens led all scorers with 14 points.
The Bluebirds conclude the season with an overall record of 6-15.
Peabody-Burns?As the No. 8 seed in the Class 2A sub-state hosted by Inman, the girls lost a quarterfinal matchup to eventual champion No. 1 Moundridge Monday, 62-9.
The Warriors conclude their season with an overall record of 3-18.
Meanwhile, the fifth-seeded Warrior boys lost to No. 4 Moundridge, 52-31, in the quarterfinals Monday.
Peabody-Burns concludes its season with an overall record of 9-12.