Analyss Benally scored 17 points, all but two coming on three-pointers, as the Heights girls held off East’s upset bid 49-40 in a City League basketball game at East on Tuesday night.
East cut Heights’ lead to 33-29 with 1:50 left in the third quarter on a three-pointer by KayKay Ross, but a three by Benally as time wound down in the third quarter and another three by Benally to start the fourth quarter pushed the Falcons’ lead to 39-29.
Athena Alvarado added 13 points for Heights, and Jaelynn McLaurian was the other Falcon in double figures with 10 points. Ross led East with 14 points, including four three-pointers.
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Northwest 39, Southeast 25 – Northwest built a 13-4 first-quarter lead and kept the lead throughout. Naria Hall had 11 to lead the visiting Grizzlies. Alex Arline’s 10 points led Southeast.
Carroll 72, West 19 – Twelve players scored for Carroll, led by Shelby Lopez’s 20 points. Carroll led 44-8 at halftime.
Andover Central 54, Derby 43 – Central led by double digits for most of the first half until Derby used three-pointers to pull within nine points in the fourth quarter. The Jaguars’ balanced scoring kept their lead from shrinking further. Masen Stamp scored 16 to lead the Jaguars, who got 15 points from Amanda Kakoulias and 11 from Brooke Pedersen. Derby’s Grace Mitchell scored 31 points – her tandem offense with Haley Mills in the fourth quarter kept it close, but only one other Derby player scored.
Goddard 62, Arkansas City 37 – Goddard built a 21-2 first-quarter lead and wasn’t threatened even as host Ark City tried to mount a second-quarter comeback. Samantha Schwab had 24 points to lead the Lions, with Jenna Clasen adding 17.
Collegiate 36, Circle 29 – Collegiate built a 25-12 halftime lead on the road, then withstood a two-point third quarter to beat Circle. Kate Wilson had 11 points to lead the Spartans.
Eisenhower 72, Maize South 61 – Eisenhower and Maize South shot a combined 78 free throws, but Eisenhower made 37 of 41 to earn its second win. Maize South made 21 of 37 free throws. Eisenhower was led by Mallory Miller (23 points, 15 of 15 free throws) and Jaden Damon (17 points, 13 of 14 free throws). Maize South's Sierra Mortensen scored 22 points.
Andale 53, Mulvane 17 – Brittany Meyer scored 13 points and Lauren Rowland had 11 for the host Indians, who held Mulvane to seven first-half points for a Division IV victory.
Augusta 47, Rose Hill 40 – Host Augusta outscored Rose Hill 8-1 in overtime for the Division III victory. Morgan Kirk scored 18 points to lead the Orioles, while Anna Van Driel had 15 to lead Rose Hill.
Maize 62, Salina Central 40 – Keiryn Swenson scored 22 points and host Maize built a 13-point first-quarter lead to win a Division I game.
Campus 32, Salina South 29 – Campus rallied in the fourth quarter to top visiting Salina South in a Division I game. Reagan Brown had 14 points to lead Campus, which held South to four fourth-quarter points.
Wellington 49, Clearwater 16 – Avery Rusk scored 13 points, Tayland French had 12 and Lauryn Snipes 11 as the Crusaders won at Clearwater. The Indians were held to five first-half points.
Central Plains League
Independent 52, Cheney 50 – Alise Coccetella had 16 points and Sydney Clark had 11 in the Panthers’ home overtime victory. Haley Albers had 28 points to lead Cheney.
Conway Springs 36, Douglass 31 – Visiting Conway won despite scoring two points in each of the second and third quarters. Erica Ebenkamp had nine to lead the Cardinals, while Klair Gibson led Douglass with 14 points.
Garden Plain 60, Trinity Academy 51 – Noelle Dooley had 15 points and Mackenzie Thimesch and Taylor Joplin had 10 teach for the visiting Owls. Alex Bearup and Kayleigh Schrag had 12 points each for Trinity.