A split second is all that separated Central Heights and Anderson County girls Tuesday in Central Heights.

Anderson County’s made shot was ruled to leave the shooters hand after the buzzer in a wild finish. Central Heights walked off the floor with a 34-33 victory.

The defense carried the Vikings from start to finish.    

“We did a great job in the first half of holding them to 11 points,” Central Heights coach Scott Lane said. “In the second half, we didn’t quite have the intensity that I would have liked to see. We did a great job of hitting free throws late especially Brianna Erhart, who did a great job of driving the lane and getting easy buckets or getting to the line where she went 11-of-19.  

“Our bench (Stegner and Schaefer) were solid tonight and had to play a lot of minutes with Meyer and Hayward fouling out in the fourth.  I am so proud of what this team has accomplished and the hard work they are putting into our basketball family.”

Erhart paced the Vikings with 19 points. Anderson County was led by Jaime Mersman with 16 points.

Central Heights plays Friday at home against Osawatomie. Anderson County plays Friday at home against Prairie View.

Central Heights (34) — Erhart 19, Stegner 4, Markley 2, Meyer 4, Hayward 4.

Anderson County (33) — Porter 2, Adams 7, Jirak 3, Ratliff 2, Moody 3, Mersman 16.


WELLSVILLE — The second and fourth quarters powered Osawatomie to a 48-33 win Tuesday over Wellsville in Wellsville.

Osawtomie outscored Wellsville 16-5 in the second quarter and 16-6 in the fourth quarter.

Erica McTaggart led Wellsville with 17 points.

Wellsville plays Friday at Iola.

Wellsville (33) — McTaggart 17, Bonzo 8, Sparks 5, Newhouse 3.

Osawatomie (48) — Kilbourn 14, Soucie 12, Wright 9, Guilfoyle 7, Klein 4, McReynolds 2.