Dawson Gunter scored 29 points Friday night to lead South to a 75-56 City League boys basketball victory over host Southeast on opening night.
Kaden Griffin had 15 points for South, which made 29 of 47 free-throw attempts.
Jerick Harding, last season’s league scoring champ, had 21 points to lead Southeast. The Buffaloes made 4 of 12 free throws.
Carroll 58, North 24 – Carroll opened with a 26-6 first quarter and powered past host North in a City League opener. Connor Evans had 14 points for Carroll and Max Iseman had 11. Andrew Sanders led North with eight points.
Northwest 75, West 55 – Twelve Grizzlies scored, led by John Short’s 13 points, as Northwest won a battle of coaches making their City League debuts – Bryan Chadwick for Northwest and Michael Lewis for West. Nick Williams had 12 points and K’Veoin Richard 11 for Northwest, while Caleb Moore had 15 points to lead West, which trailed 40-25 at halftime.
Andover Central 53, Salina South 37 – Darraja Parnell scored 23 points to lead the Jaguars to a victory in Salina. Leading by six at halftime, Central took control with an 18-7 third quarter.
Campus 49, Eisenhower 47 – The host Colts held off Eisenhower’s fourth-quarter rally to win on opening night for new coach Chris Davis. Mario Ponds had 21 points to lead Campus, with Colby Leeper adding 14 points. Sonny Brown had 14 points to lead Eisenhower.
McPherson 81, El Dorado 29 – Payton Stephens had 20 points and Drew Pyle scored 19 as host McPherson walloped El Dorado. The Bullpups led 41-15 at halftime and extended the lead to 49 points after three periods.
Augusta 66, Goddard 43 – Dustyn McEachern scored 21 points as host Augusta scored 25 first-quarter points to pull ahead for good. Orioles teammate Connor Hurst added 13 points. Freshman Bryant Mocaby had 15 points to lead Goddard.
Clearwater 46, Kingman 44 – Collin Neises had 16 points as host Clearwater beat Kingman. Brandon Bradshaw had 12 points for Kingman.
Newton 50, Thomas More Prep 47 – Tevin Berry had 23 points to lead Newton to a victory in the losers bracket of the Hays City Shootout. Teammate Sam Lehman added 13 points.
Central Plains League
Conway Springs 52, Chaparral 37 – Host Conway Springs pulled away in the fourth quarter. Nick Barkley led the Cardinals with 16 points, while Shawn Nulik had 18 for Chaparral.
Independent 75, Douglass 52 – Chris Taylor led three Independent players in double figures, scoring 16 points to lead the Panthers at home. Chad Eikleberry added 14 points and Shase Williams had 12. Chase Banos’ 16 points led Independent.