Varsity Kansas

Heights boys 57, Maize 50

The basics: Heights’ long and lengthy defense caused too much problems for Maize in the City League vs. AV-CTL basketball series finale. It was Maize’s first loss.

Key stretch: Heights outscored the Eagles 40-28 in the second half and overtime period after Maize held a 22-17 lead at the halftime break. The Falcons began overtime on an 10-0 run before the Eagles were able to break into the scoring column.

Standouts: Heights’ Davon Gill led all scorers with 19 and teammate Aaron Williams added 12. Maize’s Drake Spence had 17 points.

What they said: “It was a great game,” Heights coach Joe Auer said. “Two excellent teams playing, they faced a lot of challenges for us that we haven’t faced yet this year. They’re long and physical around the rim. I thought our guys performed well and didn’t let that get to them, this was a huge win for us.”

What it means: Maize (7-1) and Heights (8-1) could meet again in the Dodge City Tournament of Champions next week.

Maize 4 18 7 12 9 50
Heights 8 9 11 13 16 57

Maize — D. Spence 17, D. Johnson 11, J. Schultz 9, T. Baker 8, G. Bugbee 5

Heights — D. Gill 19, A. Williams 12, M. McCray 8, T. Andrews 7, T. Burton 4, K. Williams 4, D. Davis 3

Sean Boston