Varsity Kansas

Boys roundup: East overwhelms Southeast 92-59

East’s boys began defense of their City League basketball championship with a 92-59 victory over Southeast on Tuesday night at Southeast.

Zach Jackson and Samajae Jones had 20 points each in the Aces’ opener, while teammate Xavier Kelly had 14. East led 31-18 after one quarter and 52-31 at halftime. East poured it on in the third quarter, 81-41.

Jerrick Harding had 28 points and Milan Brown had 13 points to lead Southeast (0-2).

City League

Heights 69, West 32 – The visiting Falcons shook off an opening-night loss by pasting West with a 17-6 first quarter. Davon Gill had14 points and Semaj Hervey 10 for Heights, while Caleb Moore had 12 points and Terrell Rodriguez 11 for the Pioneers (0-2).

South 55, North 46 – Dawson Gunter scored 13 points and led three Titans in double figures as South improved to 2-0. Daran Lee had 12 points and Matt Donart 11 for South. Tiylar Cotton scored 19 points and Andrew Sanders had 14 for North (0-2).


McPherson 65, Andover 48 – Andover stayed close for a half on the road but succumbed to McPherson’s 10-point advantage in the third quarter. Drew Pyle had 21 points to lead McPherson, while Andover got 10 points each from Zach Seabrook, Austin Brown and Chase Oberg.

Buhler 60, Goddard 42 – Jace Williams had 14 points, Shawn Davis 13 and Noah Webster 10 in Buhler’s non-division road victory. Bryant Mocaby had 20 points to lead Goddard.

Andover Central 53, Hutchinson 32 – Cole Taylor scored 24 points and Darraja Parnell had 18 in the host Jaguars’ victory over Hutchinson. Central built a 12-point halftime lead and extended it to 23 by the start of the fourth quarter.

Maize 79, Arkansas City 59 – Ky-Sean Johnson had 20 points and Cortlin Standifer had 18 as Maize improved to 2-0 with a road victory. Skyler Bryant had 26 points to lead Arkansas City (0-2).

Eisenhower 64, Salina Central 55 – Eisenhower took control of a tie game with 18 fourth-quarter points for the non-division victory. Matt Pile had 21 points and Sonny Brown 14 points for Eisenhower.


Rossville 57, El Dorado 55 – Rossville held off El Dorado in the fourth quarter for a Chapman tourney victory. Kaden Fowler had 15 points and Wes Haines and Alec Hildreth 10 each for El Dorado.

Collegiate 64, Valley Center 55 – In a Cheney tournament game, Collegiate outscored Valley Center by 11 in the final period for the win. Cameron Christian led the Spartans with 14 points. Blake Crager had 17 points to lead Valley Center.

Clearwater 46, Hutchinson Trinity 43 – Clearwater rallied by outscoring Hutch Trinity 22-10 in the fourth quarter for a Cheney tournament victory. Dane Rausch led the Indians with 19 points.

Circle 81, Independent 71, OT – Garrett Cannon had 21 points and Brendon Horyna had 20 as Circle outscored Independent 13-3 in overtime for a Circle tournament victory. Chris Taylor had 25 points for Independent while Shase Williams had 18.

Emporia 52, Garden Plain 28 – The visiting Owls were held to single digits in all four quarters at Emporia.

Sterling 57, Conway Springs 52 – In a Kingman tournament first-round game, Sterling rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit to win. Kenan Comley had 24 points and Kyler Comley had 21 for the Bears, while Conway was led by Matthew Leddy’s 18 points.