Mulvane used 14 points from Elise Gerlach, 11 from Destynee Donaldson and some sharp free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter to pull away from Clearwater 49-34 in the semifinals of the Wildcat Classic on Thursday night at Mulvane.
The Wildcats will play host to Garden Plain in Saturday night’s championship game.
Mulvane made 15 of 16 free throws in the fourth quarter to thwart a Clearwater comeback. Bryna Vogel led Clearwater with 10 points.
Garden Plain 47, Wellington 30 — Natalie Dooley and Alli Heimerman scored 11 points apiece in the Owls’ victory. Kailey Jenkins scored 12 for Wellington, which will play Clearwater for third place.
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Campus 53, Winfield 43 — Reagan Brown and Kyra Ivy had 14 points each as the Colts won a losers bracket game. Brown made two baskets and was 10 of 18 from the free-throw line. Campus meets the Defenders for fifth place at Mulvane on Saturday.
Defenders 52, Arkansas City 36 — Callie Jackson scored 17 points to lead the Defenders to a losers bracket victory.. Ark City meets Winfield for seventh place Saturday.
Trinity Academy 45, Douglass 35 — Kristin Miller scored 19 points to spark Trinity into the final.
Goessel 42, Bluestem 34 — Alex Hiebert and Jessica Harvey had 14 points each to lead the Bluebirds into the tournament final. Candis Remsberg scored 14 for Bluestem, which will play Douglass for third.
Burrton 31, Central Christian 14 — Burrton held Central to five or less points in each quarter to earn the right to play for fifth place.
East 68, Collegiate 35 — The Blue Aces scored 29 first-quarter points and were never threatened. Relina Johnson led East with 22 points, while Kimirra Lee and Tori Spann had 11 each. Keli Dunn led Collegiate with 18 points.
Circle 42, El Dorado 31 — Jamie Wright scored 14 points to lead the Thunderbirds past the host Wildcats. Circle faces Gardner-Edgerton in Friday’s semifinal.
Mill Valley 60, West 32 — Jamisha Bonner had 19 points in the Pioneers’ first-round loss.
Gardner-Edgerton 58, Augusta 28 — Gardner-Edgerton hit eight three-pointers en route to its first-round victory.
Blue Valley 61, Derby 47 — Derby led by three at halftime but was outscored 18-4 in the third quarter. Alyxis Bowens had 17 points to lead Derby while Madi Greenwood added 13.
Emporia 72, Eisenhower 52 — Brynn Minor had 15 points, Kilah Hoenschedit 12 and Rachel Lee 12 in a losing cause for Eisenhower. Brianna Knight’s 25 points led Emporia.
Conway Springs 43, Kingman 30 — Conway Springs hit 19 of 22 free throws to win its first-round game. Sara Echelberry led a balanced Conway scoring attack with 11 points.
Buhler 52, Cheney 32 — Cailyn Bessmer had 13 points and Josie Williams 10 in Buhler’s first-round victory. Taylor Denney led Cheney with 10.
St. John 56, North 23 — Morgan Osborne, who hit three three-pointers, finished with 21 points and Jamie Waters, who also hit three three-pointers, added 12 for St. John. Jayden Dennis led North with six points.
Maize South 73, Winfield 68 — Micah Kiser (23) and Peyton Ricks (16) hit season-highs for Maize South, which hit 25 of 34 free throws. Brett Barney had 19 points for Maize South and Kade Kordonowy added 13. Logan Mays led Winfield in scoring with 18.