WELLSVILLE — The Eagles’ season came to an abrupt hault Monday.
Osage City senior Tucker Kimball layed in a shot at the buzzer to down the Wellsville High School boys basketball team 62-60 in overtime at WHS, 602 Walnut St., Wellsville. The loss came in the opening round of sub-state, thus ending Wellsville’s season at 11-9.
The game was close throughout. Wellsville’s Jackson Dwyer, junior, hit a shot with eight seconds left in overtime that tied the game at 60. On the ensuing play, Osage City’s Trenton Plinsky, junior, drove the length of the court on the inbounds pass and found Kimball open for the layup under the left side of the basket.
The Eagles fought hard in the overtime period to gain ground after falling behind 59-56 with 1:41 left. Zach Vance, junior, hit a pair of free throws with 1:26 left to make it a one-point game. He was fouled again with 26 seconds left, but missed both free throws. Dwyer fouled Kimball with 22.9 seconds left, and he hit 1-2 shots to set up the final two possessions.
Wellsville had the final possession in regulation. Vance found Elijah Kearney, senior, open for a left-side jumper inside five seconds to play with the score tied 51-51. Kearney’s shot just missed, forcing overtime.
Dwyer and Vance combined for 42 of the Eagles’ 60 points. Dwyer had 22 points, and Vance finished with 20.
Kimball led all scorers with 25 points, 12 of which he scored in the first quarter.
Osage City (62) — Kimball 25, Wilkins 16, Swindale 12, Plinsky 3, Orender 3, Fort 2, Pearson 1.
Wellsville (60) — Dwyer 22, Vance 20, Donovan 6, Kearney 5, Richards 4, Aamold 5.
HUMBOLDT 52, WEST FRANKLIN 51
HUMBOLDT — A late run by the Cubs sunk West Franklin in a close contest Monday.
Humboldt (14-6) clipped the No. 6-seeded West Franklin High School boys basketball team 52-51, ending the Falcons’ season in the first round of sub-state.
West Franklin led for most of the game. It had a 45-39 lead with 4:47 left, but an 8-0 run by the Cubs in a two-minute span flipped the tide.
The Falcons tied the game at 51 with 18 seconds left, but Humboldt retook a one-point lead on the ensuing possession. West Franklin failed to score in the final 5.1 seconds.
The Cubs went 3-12 from the field in the first quarter, and West Franklin took advantage, building a 13-6 lead at the end of the period. It had a 29-21 lead at halftime and a 41-32 lead heading into the final quarter.
Seniors Hunter Lewis and Alex Seyler led the offensive charge for West Franklin. They scored 11 points each, and Tanner Sink, junior, added 10 points.
Humboldt senior Hesston Murrow led all scorers with 15 points.
Humboldt (52) — Murrow 15, Haviland 13, Hurst 6, Daniels 6, Coronado 5, Seufert 4, Barker 3.
West Franklin (51) — Lewis 11, Seyler 11, Sink 10, Milliken 9, Hower 7, Noyons 3.
JAYHAWK-LINN 58, CENTRAL HEIGHTS 45
MOUND CITY — Central Heights ended its season with a 3-17 record Monday.
The No. 8-seeded Vikings fell on the road to top-seeded Jayhawk-Linn (16-4) in the first round of 3A sub-state boys basketball.