Varsity Kansas

Girls roundup: Maize, Heights to meet in Shawnee Heights final

Paige Lungwitz scored 20 points to go along with three steals and three assists to help Maize beat Topeka 55-41 in the semifinal round of the Shawnee Heights girls basketball tournament near Topeka on Friday.

Maize (10-1) will face Wichita Heights in Saturday’s championship game.

Keiryn Swenson added 13 points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots for Maize, which made 50 percent of its shots and 4 of 7 from three-point range.

Heights 57, Great Bend 33 — Katie Palmer scored 18 points to lead the Falcons into the championship game. Heights (9-2) held Great Bend (7-4) to eight first-half points.

SM East 53, Northwest 44 — Northwest owned a 24-20 lead at halftime but managed six third-quarter points, losing the lead for good. Cassidy Harbert’s nine points led the Grizzlies, who will play for seventh place.


Salina Central 48, Andover 31 — Lexie Tilson scored 10 points in a losing cause for Andover, which was playing a non-division AV-CTL game.

El Dorado tournament

Mill Valley 48, East 47 — Relina Johnson hit four three-pointers and all six of her free throws, finishing with 20 points for East, which will battle for third place Saturday.

Gardner-Edgerton 45, Circle 38 — Jacy Gibbs scored 12 points in a losing cause for Circle, which will play East for third place.

Collegiate 49, West 44 — Jerica Skar scored 21 points as Collegiate advanced to play for fifth place Saturday against El Dorado. Alex Payne added 16 and Kali Dunn had 12 for Collegiate. Aujanae McCoy scored 16 for West and Jamisha Bonner added 15. Collegiate hit 15 of 20 free throws and West hit 18 of 23.

El Dorado 41, Augusta 38 — Hannah Helferich (16) and Andrea Valadez (10) combined for 26 of El Dorado’s 41 points. Taylor Childers and Kalie Robinson each scored eight for Augusta, which will play for seventh today against West.


Buhler 49, Moundridge 48 — Jessica Steffen scored 17 points to lead three Crusaders in double figures and into the Haven tournament final against Haven. Taryn Torgerson added 14 points and Josie Williams 11.

Haven 49, Conway Springs 35 — Hailey Davis scored 18 points and Samantha Stallbaumer added 14 for the Wildcats, who reached their own tournament final. Conway Springs, held to 17 first-half points, was led by Chelsea Ebenkamp’s 15 points.

Cheney 56, Nickerson 33 — Taylor Denney scored 17 points and the Cardinals advanced to the fifth-place game by holding Nickerson to 21 points through three quarters. Paige Stewart had 16 points to lead Nickerson.

Kingman 40, Halstead 27 — Madison Bangert scored 12 points to advance Kingman to the fifth-place game. Sydney Beat had 13 to lead Halstead.


St. John 43, Maize South 30 (WB) — Morgan Osborne scored 20 points, leading St. John to a semifinal win. St. John outscored Maize South 14-4 in the second quarter to take a 29-15 halftime lead. Mariah Suchan scored 16 for Maize South.