Friday's championship and consolation round games in the 33rd Newton Invitational


Newton Invitational

Consolation semifinals

Salina South 66, Garden City 43

The Salina South Cougars are headed for the consolation finals with a 66-43 win over Garden City.

South led 34-22 at the half.

Brittanie Gardner scored 18 points for South. Arianna Franch scored 12.

Marisela Rodriguez scored 15 for Garden City.

South plays Newton at 2 p.m. Garden City plays Beloit at noon for seventh place.

GARDEN CITY (5-6) Heitschmidt 0 2-6 2, 2; Benitez 0 0-2 4, 0; Boos 0 0-0 0, 0; Ruvalcaba 1 0-0 0, 2; Gonzales 0 2-4 0, 2; Josserand 1 0-1 1, 2; Nuzum 0 5-6 5, 5; Sassaman 1 2-2 3, 4; Martinez 0 2-4 0, 2; Schmale 3 3-4 3, 9; Rodriguez 4 7-7 4, 15; TOTALS 10 23-36 26, 43.

SALINA SOUTH (9-2) Antenen 1 (1) 4-6 4, 9; Hrabe 0 3-6 1, 3; Goodness 4 0-0 4, 8; Gardner 5 (2) 2-2 2, 18; Carey 0 0-0 0, 0; Neuburger 1 (1) 0-0 2, 5; Bristow 1 0-0 5, 2; Franch 4 4-7 4, 12; Hollander 2 1-4 1, 5; Thompson 0 0-2 3, 0; Crawford 0 (1) 0-0 0, 3; Smith 0 1-3 0, 1; TOTALS 18 (5) 15-30 26, 66.

Garden City 7 15 11 10 43

S.South 14 20 18 14 66

Championship semifinals

Andover Central 36, Rose Hill 35

Tiffany Bias hit a running layup with two seconds left in regulation to hand Andover Central a 36-35 win over Rose Hill Friday in the NIT semifinals at Ravenscroft Gym.

Tied 17-17 at the half, Andover Central made a 10-4 run in the third quarter. The Jaguars led by eight in the fourth quarter, but Rose Hill charged back and took the lead in the final minute of play.

Bias scored 14 points for Andover Central. Kristy Herman scored nine points for Rose Hill, 10-2.

The Jaguars reach the finals for the third straight year, playing at 6 p.m. today. Rose Hill plays for third place at 4 p.m.

ANDOVER CENTRAL (x-x) Potter 1 0-0 3, 2; Tennyson 2 2-2 4, 6; Storer 2 1-2 1, 5; Chapin 3 1-2 2, 7; Stiverson 0 0-0 1, 0; Bias 5 (1) 1-2 2, 14; Chamberlin 0 0-0 0, 0; Taton 1 0-0 0, 2; TOTALS 14 (2) 5-8 13, 36.

ROSE HILL (10-2) Herman 0 (3) 0-0 1, 9; Bates 2 2-2 1, 6; Burnett 0 0-0 0, 0; Webber 1 4-7 4, 6; Herbel 3 0-0 4, 6; Rash 4 0-0 1, 8; Bonar 0 0-0 0, 0; Lucas 0 0-0 1, 0; TOTALS 10 (3) 6-9 12, 35.

And.Cent. 8 9 10 9 36

Rose Hill 11 6 4 14 35

Omaha Marian 58, Liberal 35

The Omaha, Neb., Marian Crusaders return to the finals of Newton Invitational Tournament for the third time in the last four years, stopping the Liberal Redskins 58-35 Friday in semifinal play.

The loss was the first for Liberal, ranked second in the coaches Class 5A poll. Marian, 13-3, is ranked fourth overall in Nebraska.

Marian held Liberal to six points in the second half, outscoring Redskins 21-0 in the fourth quarter.

Vicki McIntyre led Marian for the second straight night, scoring 20 points. Lindsay Munger added 12.

Hannah Rotolo scored nine points for Liberal. Kiara Cohens and Latonya Gooden scored eight points each.

Liberal took a 14-12 lead after the first quarter and led by as many as 11 in the second quarter, but Marian cut that to three by the half, 29-26. Marian opened the third quarter with a 9-0 run.

Marian plays Andover Central in the finals at 6 p.m. Liberal plays Rose Hill for third at 4 p.m.

OMAHA MARIAN (13-3) Johnson 0 0-0 1, 0; Munger 6 2-2 2, 12; Smith 0 0-0 0, 0; Dudley 0 0-0 0, 0; Powers 0 0-0 0, 0; Cannon 2 (1) 0-0 0, 7; Thrash 1 (1) 0-0 1, 5; Latka 1 0-0 0, 2; Borowiak 0 0-0 0, 0; Tokheim 0 4-6 3, 4; McIntyre 9 2-2 0, 20; Tessmer 0 2-2 0, 2; Prendergast 2 0-1 1, 4; Washington 0 0-0 1, 0; TOTALS 21 (2) 10-13 9, 58.

LIBERAL (10-1) Rotolo 0 (3) 0-0 2, 9; Cohens 4 0-0 5, 8; Payton 0 (2) 0-0 3, 6; Lucero 0 0-1 2, 0; Gooden 4 0-0 3, 8; Sanchez 1 0-0 3, 2; McPhail 1 0-0 2, 2; TOTALS 10 (5) 0-1 20, 35.

Marian 12 14 11 21 58

Liberal 14 15 6 0 35

NIT leading scorers

(after two rounds)

Vickie McIntyre, Marian 38

Marisela Rodriguez, Garden City 37

Brittanie Gardner, Salina South 30

Tiffany Bias, Andover Central 29

Kristy Herman, Rose Hill 28

Adrianna Franch, Salina South 23

Chelsea Gronau, Newton 21

Kate Lehman, Newton 20

Hannah Rotolo, Liberal 20

Kayla Payton, Liberal 19