Area Hoops Roundup (February 28, 2018)

GIRLS

◼ Centre completed its regular season Saturday with a loss to Blue Valley, 35-25, at Randolph. The game was delayed one day because of the weather.

It took both teams a while to warm up. The Cougars took a 5-4 lead by the end of the first quarter. Blue Valley responded with a 12-8 second quarter to take a 16-13 lead at halftime.

By the end of the third quarter, Blue Valley bumped the lead to 22-18. The home team saved its best quarter for the last one, using a 13-7 advantage to seal the victory.

Kelsey Hett led the Cougars with 10 points while Cassel of Blue Valley scored 18 points.

Centre, seeded third at 9-9, will receive a bye in the first round of the 1A-Div. I sub-state tournament hosted by Peabody-Burns.

The Cou­gars will play No. 1 seeded Chase County (12-7) on Friday at a time to be determined.

On the other side of the bracket are Rural Vista (15-4), Flinthills (7-12) and the host team, Peabody-Burns (0-19)

◼ Canton-Galva completed its regular season Feb. 23 with a 44-42 loss to Little River on the Eagles’ home court.

The Redskins jumped to a 14-9 lead by the end of the first quarter. Canton Galva claimed an 11-8 edge in the second quarter to trail at intermission, 22-20.

Fueled by 3-point baskets by Jayci Mastre and Kaysha Unruh, the Eagles took 32-29 led by winning the third quarter. But the visitors rallied in the fourth quarter with a 15-10 finish to claim the 44-42 victory.

Tia Moddelmog of Can­ton-Galva led all scorers with 15 points. Renken led Little River with 12.

Little River finished the season with a 12-7 record, and placed third in the Wheat State League with an 8-1 record. Canton-Galva finished with a 9-10 record overall and placed fifth in the WSL at 4-4.

The Canton-Galva girls, seeded sixth at 9-10, were to open Class 2A sub-state tournament play Monday at No. 3 seeded Goessel (15-4). Semi­finals and finals will be played at Hillsboro.

BOYS

Canton-Galva: A 24-0 first quarter by Little River set the tone for Friday’s game at Canton. The Eagles ended the regular season with a 63-34 loss to the Red­skins.

By the end of the second quarter, Little River was ahead 39-13.

The Redskins led 52-20 at the end of three quarters and finished the game with a 15-8 fourth quarter for the 29-point spread by the end of the game.

Brayden Collins led Can­ton-Galva with 12 points.

Little River’s Jayden Garrison tossed in 21 points to lead all scorers, while teammate Jace Garrison added 13.

The Eagles finished the regular season with a 3-16 record overall and a ninth-place finish in the Wheat State League at 1-8.

The Canton-Galva boys, seeded sixth, were to open Class 2A sub-state tournament play Tuesday at No. 1 seed Berean Academy (16-3). Semifinals and finals will be played at Hillsboro.

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