Osawatomie (9-5) handed the Central Heights boys basketball team just it’s third loss in its last 11 games Thursday nights with a 64-42 win.
The Vikings played a balanced first half getting baskets from Matt Cubit, Alex Cannady, Caleb Meyer and Austin Coffman but trailed 15-8 at the end of the quarter. Coffman scored four points in the second quarter but three point shots by Thaid Timblin and Brilynn Stults, who led all scorers with 20 points, help the Trojan pull out to a 29-18 halftime lead. That deficit grew to 25 points in the third quarter as the Vikings struggled to score. The Trojans used their size to dominate in the paint. Colby Jones scored seven of the Trojans’ 21 points in the quarter. Cubit came out hot in the fourth quarter making two 3-point shots on his way to leading the Vikings with nine points. Central Heights scored 17 points in the fourth quarter.
Cubit led the Vikings with nine points. Coffman, Meyer and Bralen Bowker each had six points. Bryce Sommer, Cannady, Dakota Beers, Tyler Stevenson and Damon Higbie also scored for the Vikings.
Central Heights (10-5) play at Waverly Tuesday night.
Osawatomie (64) - Stults 20, Cole 14, Jones 10, Timblin 8, Pursley 5, Ramsey 4, Aden 2, Green 1.
Central Heights (42) - Cubit 9, Coffman 6, Meyer 6, Bowker 6, Sommer 4, Cannady 4, Higbie 3, Stevenson 2, Beers 2.
The Central Heights girls made a strong bid for their second win of the season with a strong fourth quarter but fell 50-39 at the hand of Osawatomie (6-8) Thursday night.
The Vikings did get that elusive win Friday with a 46-25 win over Marmaton Valley.
“It was big for a number of reason most of which is we’ve had some tough losses and games where we’ve hung around but couldn’t quite get over the hump or finish strong,” CH coach Doug North said. “We came out playing great on both ends of the floor and built a lead that we never gave up.”
On Thursday, The Vikings got led 9-7 early, but The Trojans attacked inside the paint and led 15-12 at the end of the first quarter.
A 13-6 run by Osawatomie in the second quarter put the Vikings in a 10-point deficit at halftime. That 10-point margin would prove to be too much for the Vikings to overcome.
The Vikings would outscore Osawatomie 14-9 in the fourth quarter but could not overcome the Trojan’s lead. Abby Brown scored seven points in the fourth quarter going 4-4 from the free-throw line.
The Vikings (2-14) play Tuesday at Waverly.
Osawatomie (50) - A. Lagasse 20, Seidl 9, Booe 6, M. Lagasse 5, Johnson 5, Shippy 3, Stull 2.
Central Heights (39) - Brown 14, Roehl 14, Gardner 4, Compton 3, Meyer 2, Peel 2.
MV (25) — M. Ard 2, A Ard 5, Becker 18.
CH (46)— Brown 12, Roehl 6, Meyer 7, Riemer 2, Peel 5, Compton 14,