ELBING — The top four seeds held in the opening round of the 51st annual Eli J. Walter Invitational girls’ basketball tournament Tuesday in Elbing.

Host and top-seeded Berean Academy downed Douglass 42-25, Wichita Trinity Academy downed Hutchinson Central Christian 45-36, second-seeded Halstead downed Burrton 63-26 and Goessel downed Minneapolis 56-44.

Berean led Douglass 12-9 after the first quarter and 18-16 at the half. A 13-2 third quarter gave the Warriors the breathing room needed to claim the win.

Ashtyn Wiebe led 10-1 Berean with 13 points. Brooke Wiebe added 12 points.

Greely Munroe scored 10 points for Douglass, 2-9.

Halstead jumped out to a 28-4 lead against Burrton in the first quarter and led 41-9 at the half.

Halstead, 10-1, was led by Daphne Williams with 17, Karenna Gerber with 16 and Madi McClain with 15.

Amairani Salgado scored nine points for 2-8 Burrton, hitting nine of 10 from the free throw line.

Goessel used a 19-9 second quarter to lead Minneapolis 28-14 at the half.

Eden Hiebert led 9-2 Goessel with 23 points. Brittney Hiebert added 12 points.

Minneapolis, 2-8, was led by Fayeth Konneck with 19 points and Kersti Nelson with 10.

Wichita Trinity Academy trailed Central Christian 21-18 at the half, but tied the game 27-27 after three quarters and outscored Central 18-9 in the fourth.

Alex Bearup led Trinity, 7-3, with 13 points. Austin Broadie added 12.

Lindsey Kauffman and Krysten Bartlett each scored nine points for Central Christian, 5-5.

In the consolation semifinals Thursday in the junior high gym, Douglass will face Central Christian at 6 p.m., followed by Burrton and Minneapolis at 7:30 p.m.

In Thursday’s semifinals, Berean Academy will take on Wichita Trinity Academy ay 6 p.m., followed by Halstead and Goessel at 7:30 p.m.

Berean Ac. 42, Douglass 25

DOUGLASS (2-9) — Munroe 4 2-6 2, 10; Little 1 0-1 4, 2; Potts 0 (1) 0-1 4, 3; Moore 3 (1) 0-2 3, 9; Reynolds 0 1-2 3, 1; Cochran 0 0-0 2, 0; Megli 0 0-0 0, 0; TOTALS 9 (2) 3-12 18, 25.

BEREAN ACADEMY (10-1) — Bri.Wiebe 1 0-0 1, 2; Bro.Wiebe 1 (2) 4-6 0, 12; A.Wiebe 2 (3) 0-3 2, 13; Driskill 0 2-2 2, 2; Eldridge 1 0-0 1, 2; Womack 0 0-0 3, 0; Slabach 0 2-4 4, 2; Mi.Wiebe 0 0-1 1, 0; Ma.Wiebe 2 5-6 4, 9; TOTALS 7 (5) 13-22 17, 42.

Douglass;9;7;3;6;—25

Berean Ac.;12;6;13;11;—42

W.Trinity Ac. 45, H.Cent.Chr. 36

HUTCHINSON CENTRAL CHRISTIAN (5-5) — Jaye 1 0-0 2, 2; Chapman 0 0-0 0, 0; D.Simms 2 (1) 0-0 1, 7; Dennett 0 0-0 0, 0; Paine 0 1-2 2, 1; Ibarra 2 1-6 3, 5; Kauffman 1 7-8 3, 9; Z.Simms 1 1-2 2, 3; Bartlett 4 1-4 1, 9; TOTALS 11 (1) 11-22 14, 36.

WICHITA TRINITY ACADEMY (7-3) — Bigelow 0 1-2 0, 1; Cozine 0 0-0 0, 0; Carithers 1 0-0 2, 2; Broadie 4 (1) 1-2 2, 13; Weher 0 0-0 1, 0; Bearup 3 (1) 4-4 2, 13; Lesser 1 2-2 4, 4; Brown 0 0-0 1, 0; Matthews 2 1-2 1, 5; Smits 1 3-4 3, 5; Scheufler 1 1-2 3, 3; TOTALS 13 (2) 13-18 20, 45.

H.Cent.Chr.;9;12;6;9;—36

W.Trinity Ac.;12;6;9;18;—45

Halstead 63, Burrton 26

BURRTON (2-8) — K.Salgado 1 0-0 1, 2; Watson 2 (1) 1-3 3, 8; Matlack 0 0-0 4, 0; Smith 2 3-12 3, 7; A.Salgado 0 9-10 2, 9; Carrillo 0 0-0 0, 0; Stahl 0 0-0 0, 0; TOTALS 5 (1) 13-25 13, 26.

HALSTEAD (10-1) — Lewis 0 (1) 0-0 3, 3; Heck 0 0-0 1, 0; Kelley 0 0-0 0, 0; Barrett 0 0-0 0, 0; Williams 1 (5) 0-0 2, 17; Engels 2 0-0 0, 4; Gerber 7 2-2 2, 16; K.Newman 2 4-6 3, 8; Black 0 0-0 2, 0; Werner 0 0-0 2, 0; McClain 6 3-5 3, 15; E.Newman 0 0-0 1, 0; TOTALS 18 (6) 9-13 19, 63.

Burrton;4;5;11;6;—26

Halstead;28;13;16;6;—63

Goessel 56, Minneapolis 44

MINNEAPOLIS (2-8) — Giles 0 0-0 4, 0; Reitbrock 0 0-0 1, 0; Nelson 3 (1) 1-6 1, 10; Walker 0 4-6 2, 4; Vignary 2 5-5 4, 9; Forte 0 2-4 0, 2; Probasco 0 0-0 1, 0; Konneck 8 3-4 2, 19; TOTALS 13 (1) 15-25 15, 44.

GOESSEL (9-2) — Hannon 0 (1) 2-2 2, 5; Smith 1 0-0 0, 2; E.Hiebert 9 (1) 2-2 2, 23; Meyer 4 0-2 4, 8; Burkholder 1 0-0 4, 2; Nightengale 0 0-0 1, 0; O’Neal 0 0-0 0, 0; B.Hiebert 5 2-4 3, 12; Bidegain 2 0-0 4, 4; TOTALS 22 (2) 6-10 20, 56.

Minneapolis;5;9;15;15;—44

Goessel;9;19;13;15;—56