WELLSVILLE — A dominating win on Monday puts the Lady Eagles in the sub-state semifinals.
The Wellsville High School girls basketball team (15-4) plays 7:30 p.m. Friday at home against Council Grove (15-5). The No. 3-seeded Lady Braves beat No. 6-seeded West Franklin 52-40 Tuesday to advance, while No. 2-seeded Wellsville routed No. 7-seeded Osage City Monday at home, 79-31.
The Lady Eagles had 11 of 12 players score against Osage City. They were led by Paige McDaniel, junior, who finished with 19 points. Sydney Dwyer, senior, had 17 points, and Grace Showalter, junior, added 10.
Wellsville controlled the game throughout and built up an insurmountable lead in the first half. The team was up 55-8 at halftime.
With a trip to the state tournament on the line, Wellsville looks to duplicate its fiery play in the semifinals.
“I think the girls are doing a really good job of keeping a good mindset,” Campbell said. “They know what the goal is, and they know we have a good chance to do it as long as they show up and play well.”
Wellsville (79) — McDaniel 19, Dwyer 17, Showalter 10, Aamold 8, Newhouse 8, McCoy 6, Ball 4, Cunningham 2, Loudermill 2, Crist 2, Park 1.
Osage City (31) — Kirkpatrick 10, A. Serna 6, Klofkorn 5, H. Serna 4, Sage 3, Bolyard 2, Kerns 1.
COUNCIL GROVE 52, WEST FRANKLIN 40
COUNCIL GROVE — A slow start offensively didn’t help the Lady Falcons in what would be their final game of the season.
Council Grove upended West Franklin High School 52-40 in the first round of sub-state action, ending the team’s season with a 8-12 record.
West Franklin had a strong third quarter behind six points from Alex McCurdy, senior. It didn’t counter the 28-14 deficit it faced at halftime.
Seniors Emilee Sheldon and McCurdy led the Lady Falcons offensively. Sheldon finished with 12 points, and McCurdy had 10, all scored in the second half.
Council Grove (52) — Peterson 15, Poole 10, Allen 9, Reddick 6, Good 6, Sales 2, Koner 2, Miller 2.
West Franklin (40) — Sheldon 12, McCurdy 10, Harmon 8, Hutchison 3, Shotton 2, Rogers.
EUREKA 50, CENTRAL HEIGHTS 14
EUREKA — The Central Heights High School girls basketball team season came to a close in Eureka Tuesday. The Lady Vikings fell to top-seeded Eureka 50-14. They did not score a point in the first half.
The loss ends Central Heights’ season with a 3-17 record.
Eureka (50) — Escareno 10, Valentine 2, Ptacek 8, Hoover 8, Hilton 4, Witham 1, Dehlinger 12, Koop 5.
Central Heights (14) — Clancy 4, Licktieg 2, Stockard 2, Hettinger 6.