Varsity Kansas

Girls roundup: Garden Plain reaches Mulvane tournament final

Clearwater’s girls matched Garden Plain point for point Thursday night — after the deciding first quarter.

Garden Plain outscored Clearwater 12-1 in the opening period and never let the Indians get too close the rest of the way in a 43-31 semifinal victory at the Mulvane Wildcat Classic.

The Owls (9-3) got 11 points each from Madison Schmelzer and Lizzie Costello. Bryna Vogel led Clearwater (8-4) with 19 points.

Garden Plain will meet Mulvane in Saturday’s final, while Clearwater takes on Winfield for third place.

City League

East 41, Collegiate 36 — Kimirra Lee and Astrid Same had 10 points each as the Blue Aces won a first-round game at the El Dorado tournament. Jewell Bolden had 19 points to pace Collegiate.

SM East 50, Heights 46 — Heights lost a fourth-quarter lead to fall into the Glacier’s Edge losers bracket in Emporia.

Emporia 67, Southeast 38 — Southeast committed 30 turnovers in its first-round loss to the host Spartans.


Mulvane 36, Winfield 34 — The host Wildcats rallied from seven points down in the fourth quarter to reach their tournament’s championship game. Aubree Burkhart had 15 points and KaSandra Melick had 10 for Mulvane.

Mill Valley 31, Augusta 29 — Casady Marlnee had 16 of Augusta’s 29 points in a first-round loss at the El Dorado tournament.

Valley Center 56, El Dorado 31 — The visiting Hornets advanced to the El Dorado tournament semifinals behind 19 points from Megan Barnes, 13 from kathryn Bauguess and 10 each form Kylie Webber and Shelby Bosken.

Eisenhower 74, Topeka West 33 — The Tigers frustrated Topeka West with 13 first-quarter turnovers to advance to the Glacier’s Edge semifinals in Emporia. Brynn Minor scored 23 points for Eisenhower, 12 in the first quarter.

Circle 81, West 28 — Kate Wilson scored 21 points and Katie Frankenbery had 11 in the Thunderbirds’ victory at the El Dorado tournament. Alicia Ross had 13 for West.

Maize 48, Hutchinson 29 — The Eagles jumped on Hutch in the first quarter for a 20-8 lead and cruised to a victory at the Free State tournament in Lawrence. Keiryn Swenson (15 points) was the only player in double figures in a matchup of Division I rivals.

Campus 56, Wellington 47 — Campus outscored Wellington 22-6 in the fourth quarter to complete a rally in a losers bracket win at Mulvane. Hayley Leeper led the Colts with 18 points while Wellington was led by Lauryn Snipes’ 21.

Central Plains

Wichita Homeschool 42, Wichita Independent 26 — Homeschool held Independent to seven first-half points in a semifinal victory at the Sedgwick tournament.