Tuesday, July 29, 2014

West Franklin boys come up short in semifinals

By The Herald Staff | 1/18/2013

EMPORIA — The West Franklin High School boys basketball team came up short in its bid to gain a Flint Hills League Tournament finals berth.

The Falcons gave top-seeded Lyndon a run before falling 54-49 Friday in the semifinals in Emporia. It was a close affair from start to finish.

EMPORIA — The West Franklin High School boys basketball team came up short in its bid to gain a Flint Hills League Tournament finals berth.

The Falcons gave top-seeded Lyndon a run before falling 54-49 Friday in the semifinals in Emporia. It was a close affair from start to finish.

Lyndon outscored the Falcons 20-12 in the fourth period.

West Franklin had eight treys, seven by Brady Geist, who tossed in 23 points. Matt Gray had 14 points.

The Falcons play 4:30 p.m. today in the third-place game against Osage City.

Humboldt 47, Central Heights 39

PLEASANTON — Humboldt’s quick burst at the end of the third quarter was too much for the Central Heights boys to overcome Thursday in the semifinals of the Pleasanton Invitational.

Humboldt went on a 7-0 run to close out the quarter to build a 10-point lead en route to handing the Vikings a 47-39 loss.

“We were back and forth through the third until they made a run with three minutes left in the quarter,” Central Heights coach Rusty Cannady said. “We got a little out of character as we tried to run and attack with them as they scored on three consecutive possessions after we took quick shots. Then they hit a big three at the buzzer to push the lead to 10.

“Going into the fourth, they spaced us out and we exerted a lot of energy defensively and our offensive timing was a little out of whack.  

“When the brain gets tired and frustrated, you have to be self-disciplined and make sure all five guys on the floor are on the same page. We are getting better, but we still have a lot of fixing to do before we can be great.”

The first half was close as Humboldt led 21-19 on the strength of its offensive rebounding.

“Against a bigger and more physical team, the key to success is to make stops defensively and get the rebound,” Cannady said. “In the first quarter we made stops, but gave up nine offensive rebounds.”

Jordan Horstick led the Vikings with 17 points.

Central Heights plays 5:30 p.m. today in the third-place game.

Central Heights (39) — Burkdoll 9, Beckwith 2, Horstick 17, Erhart 8, Hendron 3.

Humboldt (47) — McNutt 16, Murrow 10, Whitcomb 2, Johnson 4, Thornbrough 15.

Baldwin Invitational

BALDWIN — The Baldwin Bulldogs Friday advanced to the finals of the Baldwin Invitational with a 57-43 win over Anderson County.

Baldwin faces the winner of late game between Wellsville and Bonner Springs at  5:30 p.m. in the title game.

Anderson County plays 4 p.m. against the loser in the third-place game.

comments powered by Disqus