La CYGNE — Prairie View had to pick its poison — whether to take away the Central Heights inside or outside attack — in Tuesday’s game at La Cygne.
The Vikings had their way inside early and then hit outside shots after Prairie View switched its defensive emphasis.
Central Heights posted a 68-55 victory.
“We came out and established our inside game early,” Central Heights coach Rusty Cannady said. “Tanner Erhart and Jordan Horstick scored 18 of our 21 in the first quarter and then they started to pack it in a little and our outside game became easier to run.
“The game is easy when you knock down shots.”
Prairie View rallied back in the fourth quarter. Central Heights led by 12 at halftime, 38-26.
“They cut the lead to four and then our seniors Trever Burkdoll and Drew Beckwith came up with two big plays to shift the momentum back to us,” Cannady said.
“Trever hit a big three and Drew got a steal and a layup to increase the lead back to nine.
“After a timeout we got another stop and Jordan got fouled on a bucket for an old fashioned three-point play and Trever hit another three to open the game up to 15. We knocked down our free throws and came out with the victory.”
Horstick paced Central Heights with 25 points.
Beckwith and Tanner Erhart tossed in 13 points apiece.
Central Heights plays Friday at Iola.
Prairie View (55) — Barthol 6, Phelps 9, Craig 6, Spear 4, Lee 10, Intile 3, Miller 15, Ackerson 2.
Central Heights (68) — McAfee 6, Brown 1, Burkdoll 6, Beckwith 13, Horstick 25, Erhart 13, Hendron 4.
Anderson Co. 63, Wellsville 54
GARNETT — Anderson County outscored Wellsville 15-9 in the fourth quarter Tuesday to down the Eagles, 63-54, in Garnett.
Eric Tastove paced the Bulldogs with 20 points.
Tanner Lickteig tossed in 13. Spencer Walter netted 12.
Shamus Kearney tossed in 16 points for Wellsville. Cole Silsby had 10.
Wellsville plays Friday at home against Prairie View. Anderson County plays Friday at Osawatomie.
Anderson County (63) — Dial 2, Lickteig 13, Mechnig 6, Hilliard 6, Woodard 4, Tastove 20, Walter 12.
Wellsville (54) — Breithaupt 4, Silsby 10, Hillman 7, Kearney 16, Meyer 9, Mann 6, Dalrymple 2.
West Franklin 67, Madison 65 OT
MADISON — West Franklin topped Madison, 67-65, in overtime Tuesday in Madison.
The game was close throughout.
Brady Geist led the Falcons with 16 points. Tyler Rogers had 15 and Matt Gray, 11.
West Franklin (10-7) plays Feb. 15 at Burlingame.
Madison — Derryberry 16, Beyer 15, Beitz 13, Alvarez 11, Blubaugh 8, Reed 2.
West Franklin — Geist 16, Rogers 15, Gray 11, Reed 9, Duda 7, Altic 5, Walters 4.