SEDGWICK — The host Sedgwick Cardinals needed to hold off a late comeback for Fairfield to claim a 40-38 win Thursday in the semifinals of the Steve Shepherd Invitational in Sedgwick.

The 7-6 Cardinals will take on 10-2 Wichita Independent at 5:30 p.m. in the finals.

Sedgwick led 16-9 after the first quarter, 21-18 at the half and 36-27 after three quarters.

Sydney Hilliard led Sedgwick with 21 points, hitting nine of nine from the line. Her four free throws in the fourth quarter were the only points the Cardinals scored. Grace Thompson added 11 points.

Bailey Bayse led 9-3 Fairfield with 14 points, followed by Katelynn Wilt with 11.

Independent reached the finals with a 40-37 win over Inman.

Independent trailed 21-15 at the half, using a 13-5 third quarter to take the lead.

Janell Douvier led Independent with 12 points. Lauren Maurer led 8-4 Inman with 12 points. Makayla Michael and Macy DeWitt each scored 10.

Inman will face Fairfield at 4 p.m. Saturday for third place.

Canton-Galva edged Chaparral 37-33 in the consolation semifinals. The Eagles trailed 17-13 at the half and 24-21 after three quarters.

Tia Moddlemog scored 13 points for 5-7 Canton-Galva, followed by Alexa Bell with 11.

Maggie Mathes scored 11 points for 0-12 Chaparral.

Clearwater downed Belle Plaine 22-18.

Clearwater led 11-4 at the half and 16-11 after three quarters.

Hope Struthers scored 10 points for Clearwater, 1-10. Taylor Bohannon scored six points for Belle Plaine, 2-11.

Canton-Galva will meet Clearwater at 2:30 p.m. Saturday for fifth place. Chaparral will play Belle Plaine at 1 p.m. for seventh place.

38th Steve Shepherd Inv.

Thursday’s games

Semifinals

Sedgwick 40, Fairfield 38

SEDGWICK (7-6) — Schroeder 0 0-0 0, 0; P.Zerger 0 0-0 0, 0; Hilliard 3 (2) 9-9 1, 21; B.Zerger 1 0-0 1, 2; McGinn 2 0-1 2, 4; Charles 1 0-0 2, 2; Lacey 0 0-0 3, 0; Thompson 4 3-3 4, 11; Hicks 0 0-0 4, 0; TOTALS 11 (2) 12-13 17, 40.

FAIRFIELD (9-3) — Knocke 0 (1) 1-2 2, 4; El.Schwertfeger 1 0-2 4, 2; Wilt 3 (1) 2-3 2, 11; Bayse 6 2-3 1, 14; Conrad 0 (1) 2-5 3, 5; Ev.Schwertfeger 1 0-0 0, 2; TOTALS 11 (3) 7-15 12, 38.

Sedgwick;16;5;15;4;—40

Fairfield;9;9;9;11;—38

W.Independent 40, Inman 37

INMAN (8-4) — Edger 0 0-0 5, 0; Clark 1 1-2 0, 3; Herren 0 0-0 1, 0; Michael 3 4-8 0, 10; Raney 0 0-0 3, 0; Maurer 1 (2) 4-6 0, 12; DeWitt 4 2-3 1, 10; Harmon 0 0-0 1, 0; Thiessen 1 0-0 0, 2; TOTALS 10 (2) 11-19 11, 37.

WICHITA INDEPENDENT (10-2) — Scheck 0 (1) 1-2 0, 4; Dean 2 0-0 4, 4; Taylor 0 (3) 0-0 2, 9; Moussa 1 0-1 0, 2; Coccetella 2 (1) 2-3 2, 9; Douvier 3 (2) 0-0 5, 12; TOTALS 8 (7) 3-6 13, 40.

Inman;10;11;5;11;—37

W.Independent;8;7;13;12;—40

Consolation semifinals

Can-Gal. 37, Chaparral 33

CHAPARRAL (0-12) — Eslinger 0 0-0 1, 0; Mathes 3 (1) 2-2 1, 11; E.Francis 1 1-2 2, 3; S.Francis 2 5-6 2, 9; Stolsworth 1 4-6 4, 6; Bringer 1 0-0 4, 2; Gates 1 0-2 5, 2; Holden 0 0-1 0, 0; Mancilla 0 0-0 1, 0; TOTALS 9 (1) 12-19 20, 33.

CANTON-GALVA (5-7) — Mastre 1 1-3 2, 3; Bell 4 (1) 0-0 1, 11; Klatt 1 0-0 0, 2; Moddlemog 1 (1) 8-10 4, 13; 4, 13; Gough 0 0-0 1, 0; Everett 0 0-0 3, 0; Unruh 1 (1) 2-2 1, 7; Doughman 0 1-2 3, 1; TOTALS 8 (3) 12-17 15, 37.

Chaparral;5;12;7;9;—33

Can-Gal.;8;5;8;16;—37

Clearwater 22, Belle Plaine 18

CLEARWATER (1-10) — Willis 0 0-2 0, 0; Garrison 1 0-0 3, 2; Henning 0 1-4 1, 1; Cleary 0 0-0 1, 0; Simoneau 0 0-0 1, 0; Struthers 2 (1) 1-2 3, 8; Berlin 3 4-8 3, 10; Stevens 0 0-0 2, 0; Gordan 0 1-3 4, 1; TOTALS 6 (1) 7-19 17, 22.

BELLE PLAINE (2-11) — Lawless 0 0-0 1, 0; Cooper 1 0-2 5, 2; Morel 2 1-4 3, 5; Bohannon 0 (1) 3-6 4, 6; Harrison 0 0-3 2, 0; Martinez 0 0-0 1, 0; D.Hammond 0 4-4 3, 4; Reynolds 0 1-2 4, 1; TOTALS 3 (1) 9-21 22, 18.

Clearwater;4;7;5;6;—22

Belle Pl.;2;2;7;7;—18