Varsity Kansas

Boys roundup: Eisenhower wins Spring Hill tournament

Brennan Stemple hit a season-high 25 points and Trevon Evans added 20 to lift Eisenhower to a 66-63 victory over Kansas City Piper in the finals of the Spring Hill Tournament on Friday night.

Eisenhower led the final three minutes of the fourth quarter, hitting 10 of 11 free throws in the final quarter. Evans went 4 for 4 from the line and Stemple, who hit three three-pointers in the fourth quarter, went 2 for 2.

Stemple hit seven of Eisenhower’s eight three-pointers.

Stemple (11) and Evans (8) combined for 19 of Eisenhower’s 26 fourth-quarter points. For the game, Eisenhower hit 18 of 22 free throws.

It was Eisenhower’s first appearance in the tournament.

Other boys tournaments


KC Ward 55, Augusta 54 — Chase Winter hit four three-pointers and finished with 19 points in a losing cause for Augusta. The Orioles will play for seventh place today. Kyler Steinkamp added 11 points for Augusta.


Andover Central 63, Shawnee Heights 49 — The Jaguars turned a two-point deficit to start the fourth quarter into a 14-point victory with a 27-point final-period blitz. Zach Winter had 23 points and Darraja Parnell 16 for Central, which will play Emporia in Saturday night’s championship game.


Clearwater 67, Arkansas City 47 — Reed Van Deest hit three three-pointers and John Becker hit all seven of his free throws to help Clearwater reach tonight’s final. Deest finished with 24 points and Becker added 17. Clearwater will face Mulvane for the title.

Mulvane 59, Conway Springs 33 — Ty Redington hit three three-pointers en route to 13 points to help Mulvane reach tonight’s final. Nolen Smith also added 13 points for Mulvane.


Palmer Ridge (Colo.) 71, West 68 — Kennedy Bates’ three-pointer with about four seconds to play got West to overtime, capping a furious fourth-quarter comeback before losing in the second overtime. Bates scored a season-high 26 points and Abdoulie Njai had 19 for the Pioneers, who will play for third place Saturday.


Hillsboro 69, Goodland 40 — Shaq Thiessen scored a season-high 26 poitns on 11-of-15 shooting as Hillsboro advanced to Saturday’s fifth-place game. The Trojans held Goodland to 18 first-half point. Thiessen made 4 of 7 three-point shots.

St. John

Macksville 58, Pratt 53 — Skylar Dean had 19 points in the Greenbacks’ semifinal loss. Macksville faces host St. John in Saturday’s final.

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas 44, Carroll 37 — Logan Bullinger and Christian Smith led Carroll with nine points each in the semifinal loss. Carroll was held to 12 baskets. Aquinas had 13 but made 15 of 24 free throws to Carroll’s 9 of 14. Carroll faces Shawnee Mission Northwest for third place Saturday.


Beloit 74, Maize South 68 — Not even a 37-point fourth quarter — six more points than the first three quarters combined — could lift Maize South past Beloit in the Sterling tournament final. Kade Kordonowy scored 33 points with 11 rebounds to lead the Mavericks, who made 10 of 22 three-point shots.

Independent 67, Lyons 53 — Trey Williams scored 21 points and Matthew Loveland had 18 points and 11 rebounds as Independent claimed third place. Grady Kirkhark had 13 points to lead four Lyons in double figures.

Topeka West

East 100, Topeka West 57 — The Blue Aces won their losers bracket game behind 23 points form Samajae Jones and 16 from Jordan Hester. J.J. Normore added 13 and DeShawn Terrell 12 for East, which led 54-30 at halftime. East meets Southeast in Saturday’s fifth-place game.

Southeast 61, Topeka 38 — The Buffaloes took control in the third quarter, turning its seven-point halftime lead to an 18-point advantage. E.J. Garnes led four Buffs in double figures with 13 points, followed by Jerrick Harding and Jordan Murdock with 11 and Dakota Pugh with 10.

Valley Center

BV Northwest 66, Wichita Northwest 37 — The City League’s Grizzlies were held to three first-quarter points and played comeback the rest of the night. Nick Williams led the Grizzlies with 13 points.

KC Turner 47, Valley Center 39 — Braden Tormey scored 13 points and Zachery Brown added 12 in a losing cause for Valley Center, which will play for seventh place Saturday against Junction City.

Girls tournaments


Oolagah (Okla.) 62, Rose Hill 39 — Autumn Lipscomb scored 12 points in a losing cause for Rose Hill. Rose Hill will play for third place Saturday.


Andover 62, Abilene 37 — The Trojans won third place at the Salina Invitational by holding Abilene to 15 first-half points. Kaley Hallmark had a season-high 28 points for Andover.