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Morning Sun
  • ROUNDUP: Colgan girls lose OT heartbreaker to Columbus

  • The St. Mary’s Colgan Panthers fought all the way back from a 10-point deficit early in the fourth quarter when sophomore Aliee Story forced overtime with a 3-point shot late in regulation.

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  • The St. Mary’s Colgan Panthers fought all the way back from a 10-point deficit early in the fourth quarter when sophomore Aliee Story forced overtime with a 3-point shot late in regulation.
    However, after squandering its double-digit lead on its home court, Columbus found a will and a way in overtime to hang on for a 42-41 win Tuesday night in the Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee League opener for Colgan.
    Senior forward Nichole Kolarik led Colgan with 21 points.
    Columbus moved to 7-5 overall, 1-1 in the CNC. Colgan dropped to 7-4, 0-1.
    St. Paul splits with Chetopa
    CHETOPA — The Indians and the Hornets split a pair of high school basketball games Tuesday night, St. Paul winning the girls contest 66-35 and Chetopa winning the boys contest 40-37.
    Three St. Paul girls enjoyed double-figure offensive performances: sophomore Ashton Wood scored a game-high 24 points, freshman Josie Albertini added 14 and freshman Jordyn Tuck had 13, the group of underclassmen combining for 51 points. Nikkie Sears and Kacy Phillips, seniors, added six and four points, respectively, for the Indians.
    St. Paul (9-3) helped itself with seven 3-point goals and 15 made free throws.
    Jamie Jackson led Chetopa with 13 points.
    In the boys game, Chetopa (8-2) received a game-high 16 points from junior guard Austin Sanders, all 5-foot-9, 145 pounds of him. Chisom Cloud added eight. Breylan Barrios and Brice Riddle (6-5, 250) each had six.
    Paul Schibi led St. Paul (8-4) with 12 points and Jake O’Brien added 11.
    Middle school/junior high BKB
    The Pittsburg Community Middle School seventh grade boys rocked and rolled to a 7-0 record with a 50-15 win over Coffeyville on Tuesday.
    Chase Curtis led the Dragon attack with 13 points, six assists, four steals and six rebounds. Who knows, he may have made the popcorn. Isaac Leverenz had 10 points and six rebounds, Jhalani Long nine points, Drew Roelfs eight points and Chase Johnson three steals and a team-high nine rebounds.
    The eighth graders improved to 4-3 with a 45-35 win over Coffeyville, led by 20 points, 11 rebounds and four steals from Nathan Woods. Trevor Kent added 10 points and nine rebounds, nearly joining Woods in double-double territory. Doug Jajo added six points. Jake Webb had two assists and two steals. Isaac Tyler had two steals.
    The combination Pittsburg B team put a shellacking on Coffeyville, 62-8, as 13 players reached the scoring column for the Dragon attack. Christian Hyde led with nine points and a battalion of PCMS players added six apiece — Chase Johnson, Emmanuel Garcia, Colton Trejo and Marque English. Garcia led with six assists and four steals. Hyde snagged a team-high seven rebounds.
    Girard Middle School lost three of four girls games to Frontenac on Monday.
    Girard won the eighth grade contest 29-17, paced by 12 points by Ashley Ray, eight by Calea Augustin and six by Lauren Franklin.
    Page 2 of 2 - Frontenac won the seventh grade contest 28-27 despite 19 points by Jacey Murphy of Girard. Shelby Smith added four.
    Frontenac won both B games, 8B 16-6 and 7B 11-7.
    St. Mary’s Junior High swept Southeast in three girls games Monday.
    Marci VanBecelaere led the 7A team with 22 points during a 39-4 rout over the Lancers. Kelsey Curran added eight.
    St. Mary’s won the 8A game 29-7 behind 11 points from Hayden Gardner.
    St. Mary’s won the combination B game 14-4, as Grace VanBecelaere scored six points and Sage Wood added four points, nine rebounds.
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