CARBONDALE — A lopsided turnover ratio and a big third quarter helped the Lady Eagles dominate Tuesday. The Wellsville High School girls basketball team topped Santa Fe Trail on the road 63-34 in Carbondale.
The WHS defense forced 28 turnovers, while only turning the ball over four times themselves. After leading 30-19 at halftime, Wellsville put its foot back on the pedal, outscoring the Lady Chargers 26-8 in the third quarter.
“Demi Aamold and Sydney Dwyer combined for seven three pointers that helped us build our lead when their best scorer was in foul trouble,” Brock Campbell, WHS head girls basketball coach, said.
Dwyer led all scorers with 20 points, and Aamold added 17. Paige McDaniel added 12 for the Lady Eagles.
After two wins by a combined 59 points, Wellsville (5-2) plays 6 p.m. Friday at home against Iola.
WHS (64) — Dwyer 20, Aamold 17, McDaniel 12, McCoy 8, Showalter 4, Newhouse 3.
SFT (34) — Gayle 12, Johnson 9, Massey 9, Honeyman 2, Simmons 2.
W. FRANKLIN 35, CENTRAL HEIGHTS 15
The West Franklin girls allowed just six points over the final three quarters, and topped Central Heights 35-15 on the road Tuesday.
Central Heights took an early 9-6 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Lady Falcon basketball team clamped down and outscored its opponent 12-0 in the second.
“We were patient on offense and moved the ball well,” Trisha Rogers, WFHS head girls basketball coach, said.
Emilee Sheldon led West Franklin with 10 points.
The Lady Falcons (4-5) play 6 p.m. Friday at Council Grove.
Central Heights plays starting Monday at Emporia in the Flint Hills Shootout.
WF (35) — Sheldon 10, Rogers 9, Ivory 8, Shotton 4, McCurdy 2, Williams 2.
CH (15) — Hettinger 5, Higbie 3, Clancy 3, Roehl 2, Brown 2.