Thursday, August 21, 2014

Central Heights, West Franklin girls stumble

By The Herald Staff | 12/18/2013

The Burlington High School girls basketball team comes at opponents in waves. The Wildcats are ranked No. 2 in 4A Division 2.

Central Heights could not keep up with the state-ranked Wildcats Tuesday at Central Heights. The Vikings fell 61-24.

The Burlington High School girls basketball team comes at opponents in waves. The Wildcats are ranked No. 2 in 4A Division 2.

Central Heights could not keep up with the state-ranked Wildcats Tuesday at Central Heights. The Vikings fell 61-24.

“We came out with a lot of energy and matched their intensity in the first quarter,” Central Heights coach Scott Lane said. “They continued to wear us down. Their depth and speed became too much for us in the second quarter.”

Central Heights was within 16-7 after the first quarter. Burlington outscored the Vikings 23-8 in the second quarter to snare a 39-15 halftime lead.

“Coach Stewart does a great job with those girls and they will be a tough match up for anyone this season,” Lane said. “I really enjoy watching our girls play hard and always look to get better and compete no matter what the score is.”

Central Heights was held to nine points in the second half and a season-low 24 for the game.

Sophomore Regan Markley led the Vikings with eight points.

Central Heights plays 6:30 p.m. Friday at Metro Academy.

Burlington (61) — R. Norton 4, Stadel 4, Z. Norton 2, Johnson 2, Emblum 11, Blume 12, Dorcas 12, Wagner 10, Kirchner 2, Aikins 2.

Central Heights (24) — Erhart 3, Kraus 4, Schaefer 2, Markley 8, Meyer 6, Raby 1.

Council Grove 47, West Franklin 19

COUNCIL GROVE — Council Grove took West Franklin out of its offense.

The Falcons stumbled at Council Grove Tuesday, falling 47-19.

“Council Grove was a very good team,” West Franklin coach Kyle Conley said. “They played hard and all ran the floor very well.

“We did not do a good job getting into our offense and forced a lot of shots.

“Our girls did work hard and brought energy. It was a physical game and we didn’t respond to it.”

Senior forward Emily Reed paced West Franklin (2-3) with 10 points.

West Franklin plays Friday at home against Herington.

Council Grove (47) — Poole 17, Hula 14, Auchard 6, Brittle 3, Tischhauser 5, Carlson 2.

    West Franklin (19) — Reed 10, Shaffer 2, Whittington 4, Ryan 3.

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