PREP GIRLS

Friday’s game

Hesston 48, Sac.Heart 40

SALINA — The Salina Sacred Heart girls dug a 15-point hole in the third quarter and then made a mad scramble to get even in the final quarter before falling short to Hesston 48-40.

“We knew they had Rylie Schilling (6-1 post) and Elise Kaiser (5-10 guard) and at halftime, they had 21 of their 29 points,” said Sacred Heart coach Arnold Schmidtberger. “We said we can’t live like that, so we made a little adjustment to pack it in on the big girl inside and keep a hand in Kaiser’s face. That made it harder for them to score until right at the end when we had to gamble.”

Hesston mounted a 34-19 lead early in the third stanza when the Knights began a push behind a pair of Amber Palen 3-pointers.

An Ally Cochran 3-pointer pulled the Knights even at 38-38 with 4:57 to go, but a quick 5-0 burst gave the Swathers enough of a cushion to force the Knights to foul and Hesston responded at the line to pull away.

Cochran led Sacred Heart with 12 points and 11 boards. Kaiser led Hesston with 24, while Schilling collected 14 rebounds.

Tuesday’s games

Moundridge Classic

Moundridge 48, Lyons 45

MOUNDRDIGE — The Moundridge Wildcat girls held off a late comeback to stop Lyons 48-45 Tuesday in the opening night of the Moundridge Classic.

Moundridge led 26-22 at the half and 40-30 after three quarters.

Kourtney Kaufman hit four 3-pointers en route to 20 points to lead the 2-0 Wildcats.

Kristina Head scored 18 points for 1-1 Lyons, followed by Daci Stover with 14.

Moundridge, 2-0, takes on Hillsboro at 7 p.m. Thursday. Hillsboro fell to Inman 45-9.

LYONS (1-1) — Stansbury 0 4-5 0, 4; Arriola 0 0-0 0, 0; Konda 0 0-0 0, 0; Head 7 7-9 2, 18; Valenzuela 0 0-0 0, 0; Vargas 1 0-0 4, 2; Fierro 2 0-0 3, 4; Belote 1 1-2 0, 3; Stover 2 (3) 1-2 3, 14; TOTALS 13 (3) 10-16 12, 45.

MOUNDRIDGE (2-0) — Er.Durst 0 (1) 0-0 2, 3. Helms 1 (1) 0-2 0, 5; El.Durst 0 0-0 3, 0; Kaufman 4 (4) 0-0 0, 20; Unruh 3 2-4 2, 8; Eichelberger 2 0-0 1, 4; Sebrant 4 0-0 4, 8; TOTALS 15 (5) 2-6 15, 48.

Lyons;16;6;8;15;—45

Moundridge;12;14;14;8;—48

Tri-County Classic

Halstead 38, Ell-Saline 13

HALSTEAD — The Halstead Dragon girls improved to 2-0 after a 38-13 win over Ell-Saline Tuesday in the Tri-County Classic.

Halstead led 16-2 after the first quarter and 24-6 at the half. Ell-Saline didn’t break into double figures until the fourth quarter.

Karenna Gerber and Madison McClain each scored 15 points for Halstead.

Halstead plays Thursday at Bennington.

ELL-SALINE (0-1) — Frisbee 0 0-0 0, 0; Lange 0 0-0 3, 0; Johnson 0 0-0 0, 0; Ditto 0 2-2 0, 2; Kramer 0 0-0 0, 0; Bradley 0 0-0 0, 0; Hynes 0 0-2 1, 0; Rowley 3 0-1 2, 6; Short 0 0-0 1, 0; Backus 0 1-2 0, 1; Hardesty - 3-4 4, 3; Vogt 0 1-2 2, 1; TOTALS 3 7-13 13, 13.

HALSTEAD (2-0) — Lewis 1 1-2 2, 3; Heck 0 0-0 1, 0; Schroeder 0 1-1 0, 1; Gerber 6 3-7 2, 15; Kelley 0 0-0 0, 0; Newman 0 0-0 2, 0; Engel 1 0-0 1, 2; Werner 1 0-0 3, 2; Black 0 0-0 2, 0; McClain 6 3-4 0, 15; TOTALS 15 8-14 11, 38.

Ell-Saline;2;4;3;4;—13

Halstead;16;8;6;8;—38

Goessel Classic

Little River 55, Burrton 32

GOESSEL — The Burrton Charger girls fell to Little River 55-32 Tuesday in the Goessel Classic.

Little River used a 22-9 second quarter to build a 29-13 lead at the half.

Kaylie Zimmerman led Little River with 16 points, followed by Emma McBride with 13 and Mackinzie Barta with 12.

McKinsie Hoopes scored eight points to lead Burrton, 0-3.

The Chargers play in the fifth-place game of the Goessel Classic at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Goessel Junior High gym against Elyria Christian.

LITTLE RIVER (2-0) — Zimmerman 1 (4) 2-2 3, 16; Porter 0 0-0 3, 0; Gadberry 1 0-0 0, 2; Barta 6 0-0 3, 12; Bergkamp 0 1-2 0, 1; Wright 0 0-0 1, 0; Konen 1 2-2 1, 4; Renken 0 0-0 0, 0; Loder 1 2-5 2, 4; McBride 2 (2) 3-7 2, 13; Baughfman 0 0-0 0, 0; Bruce 1 1-2 0, 3; TOTALS 13 (6) 11-20 14, 55.

BURRTON (0-3) — Salgado 0 1-2 4, 1; Watson 0 1-2 2, 1; Zehr 1 5-8 6, 5; Matlack 0 2-4 2, 2; Dunlavy 2 0-0 2, 4; Hoopes 2 (1) 1-3 0, 8; Lane 0 2-2 0, 2; Carrillo 0 0-0 1, 0; Stahl 1 0-0 1, 2; TOTALS 8 (1) 13-22 17, 32.

Little River;7;22;12;14;—55

Burrton;4;9;11;8;—32

Goessel 26, Elyria Chr. 14

GOESSEL — Stephany Meyer scored 17 points to lead the Goessel Bluebirds to a 26-14 win over Elyria Christian Tuesday in the Goessel Classic.

Goessel trailed 4-2 after the first quarter, but went on an 8-0 run in the second. Goessel won the third quarter 4-2 and the fourth 12-8.

Kylee Penner scored five points for Elyria Christian, 0-3.

Goessel is 1-1 and plays Hutchinson Central Christian at 7 p.m. Friday with the winner advancing to the finals.

ELYRIA CHRISTIAN (0-3) — Anderson 1 0-0 0, 2; M.Archer 0 0-0 0, 0; Penner 1 3-6 2, 5; Peters 0 1-4 1, 1; Burton 0 0-0 3, 0; Aden 0 0-0 2, 0; Clark 0 0-0 2, 0; Adamyk 1 0-0 2, 2; Schultz 0 (1) 1-2 3, 4; TOTALS 3 (1) 5-12 15, 14.

GOESSEL (1-1) — O’Neal 0 0-0 0, 0; Smith 1 0-1 0, 2; Meyer 7 3-5 5, 17; Boese 0 0-0 1, 0; Schmucker 0 0-0 3, 0; Unruh 0 1-2 2, 1; Guerrero 0 2-2 1, 2; Sawyer 1 0-0 0, 2; Alderfer 1 0-0 0, 2; Herrel 0 0-0 3, 0; TOTALS 10 6-10 15, 26.

Elyria Chr.;4;0;2;8;—14

Goessel;2;8;4;12;—26

PREP BOYS

Friday’s game

Hesston 59, Sac.Heart 55

SALINA — Fighting off foul trouble for three quarters and down 16 points early in the final quarter, Salina Sacred Heart nearly made up the deficit before falling short to Hesston, 59-55, in Friday’s opener at the Knights’ gym.

Trailing 48-32 38 seconds into the last quarter and with its top two scorers Trace Leners and Charlie Skidmore saddled with three fouls, Sacred Heart coach Brian Gormley began substituting offense for defense to keep his two seniors in the game.

Going with that pair on offense and saving them for defense, Gormley’s move allowed the Knights to charge back.

“Trace was a catalyst on the defensive end — he seems to get his hands on everything,” Gormley said, “and you just feel that every time he’s out there, he could make a big play.

“Then Charlie comes in, and I think he’s one of the best finishers in (Class) 2A,” Gormley said. “The guy shoots the three with much range, he can take it to the rim and what he showed you tonight how smart he is he. He went to the mid-range pull-up instead of going to the rim when those Hesston kids were taking the charge.”

Sacred Heart drew within 53-51 at 3:13 remaining when Leners stole an errant pass and soared in for a layup.

It was still a two-point game, 57-55, with 14.5 seconds left, but a turnover in the closing seconds foiled the last chance for the Knights. Hesston’s Grady Toews nailed a pair of foul shots for the final margin.

“I have to give my guys a lot of credit for the way they competed, especially the back half of the third quarter and the fourth,” Gormley said.

Leners scored nine of his team high 16 points in the final period while Skidmore added seven of his 13.

Tuesday’s games

Tri-County Classic

Halstead 62, Ell-Saline 24

HALSTEAD – The Halstead High School boys’ basketball team stopped Ell-Saline 62-24 Tuesday in the opening round of the Tri-County Classic in Halstead.

Halstead led 19-6 after the first quarter and 36-10 at the half.

Andrew O’Brien led the 2-0 Dragons with 20 points. Braden Gerber scored 14. Lakin Farmer and David Schulte each scored 10 points.

Trey Peterson scored 12 points for 0-1 Ell-Saline.

Halstead is 2-0 and plays Thursday at Bennington.

ELL-SALINE (0-1) — Steinbruck 0 2-2 1, 2; Morrical 0 (1) 0-0 3, 3; Caswell 0 0-0 1, 0; Kramer 0 2-4 4, 2; Bradley 0 0-0 0, 0; Giersch 0 0-4 1, 0; Hammonds 2 1-1 2, 5; Undersoon 0 0-0 0, 0; Trey Peterson 1 (3) 1-2 2, 12; Kern 0 0-0 0, 0; TOTALS 3 (4) 6-13 14, 24.

HALSTEAD (2-0) — Kohr 1 0-1 0, 2; Farmer 3 (1) 1-2 3, 10; O’Brien 7 (2) 0-0 0, 20; Gerber 3 (2) 2-2 2, 14; Kraus 0 1-3 2, 1; Talbott 1 (1) 0-0 1, 5; Radke 0 0-0 1, 0; Schulte 5 0-2 2, 10; Pitts 0 0-2 3, 0; Swift 0 0-0 0, 0; TOTALS 20 (6) 4-12 14, 62.

Ell-Saline;6;4;6;8;—24

Halstead;19;17;17;9;—62

Moundridge Classic

Moundridge 49, Lyons 36

MOUNDRIDGE — The Moundridge Wildcats held off Lyons 49-36 in the Moundridge Classic Tuesday.

The Wildcats used a 10-4 second quarter to lead 28-12 at the half. Moundridge outscored Lyons 30-3 from 3-point range.

Dylan Vogts scored 23 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead Moundridge, 2-0. Brady Helms also had 10 rebounds.

Lyons, 1-1, was led by Carl Clark with 16 points.

Moundridge is 2-0 and faces Hillsboro at 8 p.m. Thursday.

LYONS (1-1) — Clark 8-13 0-0 16, McClure 2-7 3-5 8, Pena 2-7 1-2 5, Gomez 1-2 2-2 4, Fundenberger 0-2 2-4 2, Alamos 0-2 1-2 1, Barroteran 0-1 0-0 0, Reyes 0-0 0-0 0, TOTALS 13-34 9-15 49.

MOUNDRIDGE (2-0) — Vogts 8-16 1-1 23, Helms 4-11 0-0 8, Vivanco 3-3 0-0 8, Creed 2-5 0-0 5, Kohl 1-4 0-0 3, Unruh 0-2 2-4 2, Santoya 0-4 0-0 0, TOTALS 18-45 3-5 49.

Lyons;8;4;14;10;—36

Moundridge;18;10;7;14;—49

Total fouls — Ly. 11, Mdg. 15. Technical fouls — none. Fouled out — none. 3-point shooting — Ly. 1-14 (Clark 0-3, McClure 1-4, Pena 0-3, Gomez 0-1, Alamos 0-2, Barroteran 0-1), Mdg. 10-24 (Vogts 6-14, Vicanco 2-2, Creed 1-3, Kohl 1-4, Unruh 0-1). Rebounds — Ly. 19 (Fundenberger 6), Mdg. 28 (Vogts 10, Helms 10). Assists — Ly. 8 (McClure 3, Pena 3), Mdg. 14 (Vogts 7). Turnovers — Ly. 13 (McClure 3, Alamos 3), Mdg. 11 (Helms 3). Blocked shots — Ly. 2 (Gomez 1, Barroteran 1), Mdg. 2 (Helms 1, Unruh 1). Steals — Ly. 6 (Clark 2), Mdg. 8 (Vivanco 2, Kohl 2, Santoya 2).

Goessel Classic

Little Rv. 75, Burrton 64

GOESSEL — The Little River boys’ basketball team used a 29-14 third quarter to down Burrton 75-64 Tuesday in the Goessel Classic.

Little River led 25-15 after the first quarter, but Burrton pulled to within one at the half, 33-32.

Jayden Garrison scored 34 points to lead 2-0 Little River. Trey Rolfs, Matt Dougherty and Jace Garrison each scored 10 points.

Burrton, 2-1, was led by Cooper Zehr with 28 points. Dakota Woodworth scored 14 points. Gabe Perkins scored 10.

If Little River beats Canton-Galva Friday, Burrton will play for third place Saturday. If Canton-Galva wins, tie-breakers will apply and Burrton could play for first, third or fifth.

LITTLE RIVER (2-0) — Richardson 1 0-0 1, 2; Rolfs 5 0-0 5, 10; Dougherty 2 (1) 3-6 1, 10; Jay.Garrison 8 (2) 10-12 0, 34; Stephens 0 (1) 2-2 3, 5; Jac.Garrison 3 4-5 2, 10; Friesen 1 4-5 4, 5; Dingmon 0 0-0 0, 0; TOTALS 20 (4) 23-30 16, 75.

BURRTON (2-1) — Zehr 7 (3) 8-9 4, 28; Powell 0 0-0 1, 0; Perkins 2 (1) 1-2 3, 10; Woodworth 5 4-4 4, 14; Hughs 0 0-0 3, 0; Swartz 1 0-0 3, 2; Schmitt 3 3-5 5, 9; Dick 0 0-0 2, 0; TOTALS 13 (4) 16-20 25, 64.

Little Rv.;25;8;29;13;—75

Burrton;15;17;14;18;—64

Elyria Chr. 39, Goessel 25

GOESSEL — The Goessel High School boys’ basketball team fell to Elyria Christian 39-25 Tuesday in the Goessel Classic.

Goessel trailed 9-2 after the first quarter and 15-9 at the half.

Tyler Huxman scored 11 points for Elyria Christian 1-2.

Dylan Lindeman scored eight points for 0-2 Goessel.

Goessel plays Hutchinson Central Christian at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

ELYRIA CHRISTIAN (1-2) — Ja.Nelson 0 (2) 0-0 2, 6; Huxman 1 (3) 0-0 0, 11; Stucky 0 0-0 0, 0; Stone 2 0-0 3, 4; Allen 3 0-1 1, 6; Froese 4 1-2 0, 9; Jo.Nelson 1 1-4 2, 3; TOTALS 11 (5) 5-7 8, 39.

GOESSEL (0-2) — Schmidt 0 (2) 0-0 1, 6; Hiebert 1 0-0 0, 2; Hagewood 0 (1) 0-0 2, 3; Dy.Lindeman 4 0-2 1, 8; Wuest 1 0-0 1, 2; Zogleman 0 0-0 2, 0; Dr.Lindeman 1 0-0 2, 2; Ballesta 1 0-0 0, 2; TOTALS 8 (3) 0-2 9, 25.

Ely.Chr.;9;6;15;9;—39

Goessel;2;7;12;4;—25

JV BOYS

Newton 86, Dodge City 75

The Newton High School junior varsity boys’ basketball team opened the season with an 86-75 win over Dodge City at Willis Gym.

Newton led 31-9 after the first quarter and 50-26 at the half, holding off a comeback in the second half.

Newton plays at 6 p.m. Friday at Goddard Eisenhower.

NEWTON — Brackeen 6, Sauceda 12, Coleman 6, Wondra 4, Petz 15, Georgiou 10, Hultman 2, Mills 10, Edwards 14, Ruth 8.

Dodge City;9;17;25;24;—75

Newton;31;19;19;17;—86

FRESHMAN GIRLS

Dodge City 43, Newton 19

The Newton High School freshman girls’ basketball team opened the season with a 43-19 loss to Dodge City Tuesday at Willis Gym.

Newton trailed 22-12 at the half.

Newton had four players foul out. The game was called with 1:22 remaining when Newton had just three players remaining.

Newton plays at 4:15 p.m. Friday at Goddard Eisenhower.

NEWTON — Yager 1, Watkins 4, Loewen 10, Epp 4.

Dodge City;10;12;11;10;—43

Newton;8;4;2;7;—19

FRESHMAN BOYS

Dodge City 101, Newton 84

The Newton High School freshman boys’ basketball team fell to Dodge City 101-84 Tuesday at Ravenscroft Gym.

Newton trailed 15-3 early, but briefly took the lead in the second quarter and trailed 51-47 at the half. Newton trailed 78-65 after three quarters.

Newton plays at 4:15 p.m. Friday at Goddard Eisenhower.

NEWTON — Koontz 6, Slechta 9, Crawford 11, Dorrell 36, Franz 10, Garcia 12.

Dodge City;26;25;27;23;—101

Newton;20;26;19;19;—84

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS

Eighth-grade

St. Mary 25, St. Jude 21

The Newton St. Mary eighth-grade boys’ basketball team downed St. Jude 25-21 Saturday in Wichita Catholic Activities League play.

Newton led 9-5 at the half.

ST. MARY — Eustace 13, Cordell 6, Monares 3, Ruggiero 2, Valdivia 1.

St. Mary;9;16;—25

St. Jude;5;16;—21

LATE SCORES

Details on the following games were not received at deadline:

GIRLS

Nickerson 50, Hesston 43 OT

BOYS

Hesston 49, Nickerson 40

Belle Plaine 59, Sedgwick 52