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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Warriors ground Bluebirds to reach finals

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  • ELBING — The Berean Academy girls’ basketball team advanced to the finals of the 46th Eli J. Walter Invitational with a 40-21 win over the Goessel Bluebirds Thursday in Elbing. Berean took an 8-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and 19-12 at the half. The Warriors took control of the game with a 14-6 run in the third quarter. Carrie Unruh led the Warriors with 16 points. Xannie Quiring added nine. Goessel, 6-6, was led by Page Hiebert with eight points and Jessica Harvey with seven. Berean, 10-1, faces Wichita Trinity Academy at 7 p.m. Saturday in the championship game. Goessel plays Douglass at 5:15 p.m. for third place. Burrton 31, Central Christian 14 The Burrton Charger girls snapped an eight-game losing streak, stopping Hutchinson Central Christian 31-14 in consolation semifinal play. The game was low scoring and close early, with Burrton leading 5-4 after the first quarter and 10-7 at the half. Burrton outscored Central 21-7 in the second half. Abbie Winter led Burrton with 15 points. Central Christian, 1-11, was led by Sarah Hagen with six points. Burrton, 3-8, plays Leon-Bluestem at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the consolation finals. Central Christian plays Stafford at 2 p.m. Saturday for seventh place.
    Semifinals Berean Academy 40, Goessel 21 GOESSEL (6-6) — Hoffman 0 2-2 4, 2; Harvey 2 3-4 3, 7; Meysing 0 0-0 1, 0; King 0 0-0 1, 0; Cook 0 0-0 2, 0; Booton 0 0-0 0, 0; P.Hiebert 2 4-5 0, 8; Brubaker 0 0-0 0, 0; Al.Hiebert 2 0-0 4, 4; As.Hiebert 0 0-0 0, 0; Wiens 0 0-0 0, 0; TOTALS 6 9-11 15, 21. BEREAN ACADEMY (10-1) — Quiring 3 3-5 2, 9; Thiessen 0 0-0 0, 0; Sommerfeld 2 0-5 1, 4; Landis 2 0-0 3, 4; Hoover 2 0-0 3, 4; Dukes 0 2-2 1, 2; Weber 0 0-0 0, 0; Claassen 1 1-2 3, 3; Slabach 0 0-0 0, 0; Unruh 6 4-4 1, 16; TOTALS 16 8-18 14, 40. Goessel 2 10 6 3 —21 Berean Ac. 8 11 14 7 —40 Wichita Trinity Academy 45, Douglass 35 DOUGLASS — Wright 14, Brachter 1, Fowler 2, Milum 2, Stout 3, Green 8, Nispel 5. WICHITA TRINITY ACADEMY — Zielke 7, Gueterslon 2, S.Miller 3, Burns 2, Shimp 5, K.Miller 19, Clinton 3, Henderson 4. Douglass 8 5 10 12 —35 W.Trin.Ac. 13 18 7 7 —45 Consolation semifinals Burrton 31, Hutchinson Central Christian 14 BURRTON (3-8) — Boerger 0 0-0 0, 0; Satterfield 1 2-4 2, 4; Terry 0 1-2 0, 1; Winter 6 (1) 0-0 2, 15; Gottschalk 0 0-0 0, 0; Hoffman 1 0-0 1, 2; Woodworth 0 (1) 0-0 3, 3; Dick 1 0-0 1, 2; Leonard 0 0-0 3, 0; Unrau 2 0-0 1, 4; TOTALS 11 (2) 3-6 13, 31. HUTCHINSON CENTRAL CHRISTIAN (1-11) — S.Hagen 1 4-6 1, 6; R.Hagen 1 0-4 1, 2; Benton 1 0-0 5, 2; Lance 1 0-0 1, 2; Nisly 1 0-0 1, 2; Green 0 0-0 1, 0; TOTALS 5 4-10 10, 14. Burrton 5 5 12 9 —31 H.Cent.Chr. 4 3 5 2 —14 Leon-Bluestem 50, Stafford 24 LEON-BLUESTEM — Heck 2, Davis 13. B.Nixon 1, Jurling 4, Gale 3, Oliver 4, Korte 2, Boline 4, Remsberg 12, Albers 5. STAFFORD — Womack 11, Millershaski 9, Sosa 2, Border 2. Bluestem 13 18 11 8 —50 Stafford 2 7 8 9 —24
     
     
     
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