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AC boys nip rival Eagles

By The Herald Staff | 1/21/2013

BALDWIN CITY — Two Pioneer League rivals went toe-to-toe Saturday in the third-place game of the Baldwin Invitational in Baldwin City.

Anderson County and Wellsville had a few momentum swings. Anderson County held off a late rally by Wellsville to forge a 56-53 victory.

BALDWIN CITY — Two Pioneer League rivals went toe-to-toe Saturday in the third-place game of the Baldwin Invitational in Baldwin City.

Anderson County and Wellsville had a few momentum swings. Anderson County held off a late rally by Wellsville to forge a 56-53 victory.

Anderson County led by 15 points heading into the fourth quarter, but the Eagles outscored the Bulldogs, 22-12, to make things interesting at the end.

Anderson County used a 23-8 advantage in the second quarter to erase a 14-8 Eagle lead after the first quarter.

Carter Mann, an all-tournament team selection, paced the Eagles with 18 points. Shamus Kearney netted 16.

The Bulldogs were led by Eric Tastove, an all-tournament team selection, with 24 points. Walter Spencer had 19 points. Anderson County’s Drew Mechnig also was an all-tourney team member.

The two teams play a rematch 7 p.m. Friday in Wellsville.

Anderson County (56) — Lickteig 4, Mechnig 6, Hilliard 2, Rickabaugh 1, Tastove 24, Spencer 19.

Wellsville (53) — Breithaupt 4, Silsby 6, Hillman 5, Kearney 16, Meyer 4, Mann 18.

Osage City 66, West Franklin 53

EMPORIA — Osage City had too much firepower for West Franklin Saturday in the third-place game of the Flint Hills League Tournament in Emporia.

Osage City steadily pulled away to down the Falcons, 66-53.

The Indians led 19-15 after the first quarter. The Falcons trailed 34-26 at halftime. Osage City led 48-39 after three quarters.

Matt Gray led West Franklin with 17 points. Brady Geist tossed in 12 points.

West Franklin plays today at Central Heights.

Osage City (66) — Kerns 4, Haskins 17, Kimball 2, Lincoln 5, Sprull 8, Fort 14, Cousin 16.

West Franklin (53) — Reed 7, Duda 3, Rogers 6, Geist 12, Gray 17, Altic 6, Walters 2.

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