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Area boys teams roll in tournaments

By The Herald Staff | 1/16/2013

EMPORIA — The West Franklin High School boys found the right time to start hitting from long range Tuesday in the first round of the Flint Hills League Tournament in Emporia.

The Falcons hit four treys, but three came in the deciding second quarter. West Franklin cruised into halftime with a 14-point advantage and rolled to a 53-24 win over Herington.

EMPORIA — The West Franklin High School boys found the right time to start hitting from long range Tuesday in the first round of the Flint Hills League Tournament in Emporia.

The Falcons hit four treys, but three came in the deciding second quarter. West Franklin cruised into halftime with a 14-point advantage and rolled to a 53-24 win over Herington.

West Franklin plays 6 p.m. Friday in the semifinals against top-seeded Lyndon, which toppled Northern Heights, 69-37.

Owen Reed hit two of his three treys in the second quarter and Brady Geist had one. Reed paced the Falcons with 14 points. Matt Gray tossed in 12 points.

Herington (24) — Barnes 8, Makovec 5, Conners 2, Stramel 2, Becker 2, Wildman 5.

West Franklin (53) — Reed 14, Eckenroed 6, Rogers 2, Geist 9, Gray 12, Lacey 1, Walters 6.

Central Heights 62, Uniontown 36

PLEASANTON — The Central Heights pressure caused Uniontown all kinds of problems in Tuesday’s Pleasanton Invitational first round game.

The Vikings turned those turnovers into easy baskets early and often in their 62-36 victory. Central Heights led 22-7 after the first quarter.

“Defensively we set the tone early,” Viking coach Rusty Cannady said. “Our full-court pressure caused some early turnovers and after they would break the press our halfcourt first shot ‘D’ was excellent. The kids really buckled down and gave them fits in the halfcourt.  

“We gave up three second-chance possessions in the first half and executed our offense with a lot of patience. They showed a lot of passion and trust with each other and communicated extremely well defensively.

“I thought all in all we were a little more focused defensively to the right things and in transpired over to the offensive end.”

 Jordan Horstick paced the Vikings with 26 points. Tanner Erhart had 11.

Central Heights plays 5:30 p.m. today against Humboldt.

Central Heights (62) — Davis 6, Pryor 2, Burkdoll 5, Beckwith 9, Horstick 26, Erhart 11, Hendron 3.

Uniontown (36) — Riley 10, T. Miller 4, Duffey 1, Robinson 2, G. Miller 6, Esslimger 12, Johns 1.

Wellsville 54, Perry 40

BALDWIN — Wellsville proved to have more offensive firepower in a topsy-turvy game Tuesday in the first round of the Baldwin Invitational.

The Eagles advanced to Friday’s semifinals with a 54-40 victory.

Wellsville plays 8:30 p.m. Friday against Bonner Springs, which topped Kansas City Christian, 42-32.

Wellsville led 16-5 after one, but Perry closed within 22-18 at halftime. Wellsville opened a 38-28 lead after three quarters.

Wellsville closed the game outscoring Perry-Lecompton, 16-12.

The Eagles were led by Luke Meyer with 17 points. Carter Mann had 13 and Shamus Kearney, 12.

Perry-Lecompton (40) — Scrimsher 4, Surface 1, Munoz 7, Robinson 4, Johanning 14, Linquist 10.

Wellsville (54) — Breithaupt 3, Silsby 4, Hillman 2, Kearney 12, Meyer 17, Mann 13, Dalrymple 3.

Anderson Co. 55, Augusta 35

BALDWIN — Anderson County outscored Augusta 29-11 in the middle two quarters en route to a 55-35 win Tuesday in the first round of the Baldwin Invitational.

Anderson County plays 7 p.m. Friday against Baldwin, which defeated Bishop Ward, 53-50, in the semifinals.

Eric Tastove led the Bulldogs with 19 points. Spencer Walter had 15.

Augusta (35) — Schenker 2, Steinkamp 4, Finch 6, Trebbe 7, Hurst 5, Smith 8, Laubhan 3.

Anderson County (55) — Dial 2, Lickteig 8, Mechnig 5, Hilliard 4, Rickabaugh 2, Tastove 19, Walter 15.

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