Saturday, September 20, 2014

Girls teams search for consistency

By The Herald Staff | 1/17/2014

WELLSVILLE — The Lady Eagles got back on track Friday night at home as they put up a convincing win over visiting Osawatomie. The team nearly doubled their point total from their previous game en route to the 62-36 blowout.

Wellsville’s Emily Newhouse led all scorers with 28 points. Wellsville head coach Brock Campbell said she put up a good effort.

WELLSVILLE — The Lady Eagles got back on track Friday night at home as they put up a convincing win over visiting Osawatomie. The team nearly doubled their point total from their previous game en route to the 62-36 blowout.

Wellsville’s Emily Newhouse led all scorers with 28 points. Wellsville head coach Brock Campbell said she put up a good effort.

“She really stood out tonight,” Campbell said after the game. “The girls played really well on defense also.”

The Lady Eagles had two more players in double figures, with Ashley Sparks putting up 15 points followed by Moriah Kayhill with 13.

Wellsville (3-6) hits the road Thursday to play at Anderson County in Garnett.

Wellsville (62) — Newhouse 28, Sparks 15, Kayhill 13, Patton 4, Geist 2.

Osawatomie (36) — Larson 11, Harrison 8, McKenolds 5, Waddle 5, Guilfoile 5, Wendt 2.

Central Heights 36, Anderson County 32

Central Heights scored 19 points in the final quarter to beat Anderson County at home Friday 36-32.

“We struggled offensively for the first three quarters, but our shots started to fall in the fourth,” Central Heights head coach Scott Lane said. “We definitely won this game with our defensive effort and our free throw shooting. Sometimes you have to grind out a game, and I am proud of our girls for doing just that.”

Brianna Erhart led all scorers with 12 points.

Lane said he and his team look forward to playing in the first round of the Pleasanton Tournament. The Lady Vikings open the tournament in Pleasanton by playing Jayhawk-Linn Tuesday.

Central Heights (36) — Erhart 12, Markley 10, Kraus 5, Schaefer 4, Meyer 3, Hayward 2.

Anderson County (32) — Roekers 10, McCullough 8, Scheckel 8, Jirak 4, Suttun 2.

Lyndon 53, West Franklin 30

POMONA ­­­­­­- In what West Franklin head coach Kyle Conley called “a sloppy game,” the Lady Falcons fell at home to Lyndon 53-30.

“We were not efficient on the offensive end,” Conley said. “It was a little frustrating. We had a tough time. We were lacking energy tremendously.”

Macy Flory and Alexis Yelland, who started the game in place of an injured player, led the Lady Falcons with seven and eight points, respectively. Flory scored all eight of her points in the second quarter, Conley said.

“We did a good job at times at attacking the rim,” he said. “It was just consistency that we lacked tonight.”

West Franklin (3-7) plays in the first round of the Flint Hills League tournament at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Council Grove in Emporia.

“We are going to have to show lots of effort,” Conley said. “I expect my kids to come out and play hard. Win or lose, we are going to go in and look to win the next game.”

West Franklin (30) — Flory 7, Yelland, 8, Whittington 6, Shaffer 3, Ryan 2, Steele 2, Curtis 1, Noyons 1.

Lyndon (53) — McGonigle 15, Sprecker 13, Harsch 9, Gales 7, Miller 4, Hill 2, Soiles 2, Bilts 1.

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