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Girls roundup: South girls easily beat North to go to 2-0

South’s girls held North to 12 first-half points Tuesday night in a 64-31 City League basketball victory that improved the Titans to 2-0.

Ericka Mattingly had 12 points and Destiny Pittman 10 to lead South, which had nine players score. The Titans led 54-17 after three quarters.

City League

East 57, Southeast 43 – Astrid Same had 17 points to lead East to its opening-game victory at Southeast. Mierra McKinney added 12 for the Aces, who held Southeast to single-digit quarters until the fourth quarter. Natoria McCoy had 11 points and Rachael Jenkins 10 for Southeast (0-2).

Heights 74, West 15 – Nine Falcons scored in a game where they led 50-8 at halftime. Annalys Benally had 16 points and Samauria Powell added 10 for Heights (1-1).


Andover 61, McPherson 44 – Jaylyn Agnew had 21 points and Riley Messina had 13 as the Trojans won easily at McPherson, building a 22-7 first-quarter lead.

Buhler 39, Goddard 37 – The visiting Crusaders won a non-division game by outscoring Goddard 15-9 in the fourth quarter. Jessica Steffen had 17 points for Buhler while Jenna Clasen led Goddard with 12 points.

Maize South 59, Campus 49 – Senior Sydney Mortensen was the only Maverick to score in the second quarter, but her 17 points over the 8-minute stretch was enough to lead Maize South to victory. Mortensen finished with a game-high 37, and her sister, Sierra Mortensen, added 10 points. Reagan Brown controlled the paint for Campus, leading the team with 18 points, while Haley Leeper added 13.

Maize 84, Arkansas City 29 – Keiryn Swenson had 18 points and Halee Roland added 16 points as the Eagles rolled at Ark City. Maize led 25-7 after the first quarter and 45-17 at halftime. Daley Handy added 11 points.

Salina Central 57, Eisenhower 50 – Keisha Hamilton led Salina Central with 18 points in a game that turned into a high-scoring fourth quarter. Central outscored Eisenhower 25-21 in the period to hold off the Tigers. Mallory Miller had 20 points to lead Eisenhower.


Rossville 52, El Dorado 25 – Aubrey Olson had seven points to lead El Dorado, which fell in its Chapman tournament opener.

Collegiate 45, Valley Center 37, OT – The host Spartans scored all eight points of the overtime period for a Cheney tournament first-night victory. Addison Root had 15 points and Alex Payne had 12 points for Collegiate, while Bethany Reeves had 10 points for Valley Center.

Hutchinson Trinity 47, Clearwater 32 – Clearwater couldn’t overcome a scoreless second quarter in a Cheney tournament loss. Alli Klausmeyer and Erin King each had eight points for Clearwater.

Independent 41, Circle 35 – The visiting Panthers rallied from a four-point first quarter to beat Circle in the first round of the Circle tournament. Alisa Coccetella and Marcette Perales had eight points each for Independent, while Katie Frankenbery had 12 to lead Circle.

Garden Plain 45, Emporia 30 – Noelle Dooley’s 14 points led the Owls, who are hosting this week’s tournament but played at Emporia on Tuesday. Garden Plain held Emporia to three third-quarter points to take control.

Hesston 53, Rose Hill 34 – Caylee Richardson’s 12 points and 10 from Kellie Unruh led Hesston to a first-night win in the Garden Plain tournament. Mackenzie Herman had 16 points to lead Rose Hill.