The Vikings rolled to a 20-10 lead after the first quarter, but started to unravel in the second quarter. The Vikings fell 62-58.
“As the game started we were hitting on all cylinders,” Central Heights coach Rusty Cannady said. “Defensively we were alert and active and offensively we couldn’t miss. We jumped out to a 20-10 first quarter lead and things were feeling good.
“As the second quarter started to wind down, so did we. Forcing passes with bad angles and Iola turning those into easy uncontested points. We did not do a good job of only allowing a mistake to be one mistake.
“That mistake would multiply into others as the game went on.
“Our frustration was making us take quick shots and getting out of the things we do as a team.
“Iola was the more physical team and give them a lot of credit for making us frustrated.
“They are well coached and do a good job of moving the ball from side-to-side.”
Central Heights plays Friday at Anderson County. Central Heights (48) — Davis 5, McAfee 10, Burkdoll 10, Beckwith 5, Horstick 19, Erhart 2, Hendron 7.
Iola (52) — Latta 12, Ashmore 13, Coons 15, McAnash 2, Kauth 14, Powelson 6.
Osage City 73, West Franklin 67
OSAGE CITY — Turnovers and a leaky defense led to the downfall of West Franklin Tuesday in Osage City.
The Indians edged West Franklin, 73-67. The Falcons rallied from a 21-9 deficit after the first quarter.
“Offensively we had too many turnovers and it hurt us,” Falcon coach James Spencer said.
“Defensively we can’t give up 73 points. Matt Gray played hard all night and battled.”
Gray poured in 25 points. Brady Geist had 13. Tyler Rogers and Owen Reed tossed in 10 points each.
West Franklin plays Friday at home against Northern Heights.
West Franklin (67) — Reed 10, Duda 7, Rogers 10, Geist 13, Gray 25, Altic 2.
Osage City (73) — Kerns 11, Haskins 11, Lincoln 2, Koger 1, Fort 24, Cousin 44.
Anderson Co. 74, Osawatomie 61
GARNETT — Anderson County’s offense proved to be too much for Osawatomie in Tuesday’s 74-61 victory in Garnett.
Eric Tastove paced the Bulldogs with 23 points. Drew Mechnig tossed in 16.
Anderson County plays Friday at home against Central Heights.
Osawatomie (61) — Chisam 13, Allen 2, England 12, Soucie 9, Rayl 16, Booe 6, Gaines 2.
Anderson County (74) — Dial 3, Lickteig 6, Mechnig 16, Hilliard 8, Rickabaugh 5, Tastove 23, Walters 3.
Wellsville 83, Maranatha 54
OLATHE — Carter Mann drained seven treys en route to 25 points to lead Wellsville to an 83-54 victory Tuesday over Maranatha Academy in Olathe.
Wellsville (6-2) plays Friday at Osawatomie.