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  • Colgan teams sweep Dubray titles

  • The St. Mary’s Colgan boys won the Tony Dubray Classic title with a 52-47 win Saturday night over Galena, their second consecutive title game win over Galena and third straight title overall.

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  • The St. Mary’s Colgan boys won the Tony Dubray Classic title with a 52-47 win Saturday night over Galena, their second consecutive title game win over Galena and third straight title overall.
    Colgan trailed 28-26 at halftime, as the Bulldogs scored 13 points on made free throws. Galena attempted 19 free throws at halftime but none in the second half, a key factor in the Colgan win as well as the fact the Panthers committed two second half turnovers.
    “No. 1, we had to adjust to the officials,” Colgan head coach Wayne Cichon told Trent Kling of KSEK. “We didn’t do a very good job of that in the first half. We were guarding people too close, giving these officials an opportunity to call touch fouls and things like that. So anytime you get into halftime with a first half of that type, you’ve got to talk to the kids about making some cushion between them and their offensive man. . . . I think that was real critical at halftime.”
    All-Tournament selection Dyson Dechant led Colgan with 15 points, Austin Commons had 12, and both Christian Cedeno and Conner Dayton scored eight for the Panthers. Luke Marquardt also earned an All-Tournament selection.
    Deven Newman led Galena with 17 points, 13 scored in the first half. Cichon said that switching Dayton on Newman helped shut the Galena guard down after halftime.
    Colgan improved to 9-2 on the season and the Panthers face the Columbus Titans (second place Lancer Classic) on Tuesday.
    Colgan girls 56, Liberal (Mo.) 49
    LIBERAL, Mo. — Trailing most of the Tony Dubray Classic championship game against the host team, the Panthers came back to win the crown with 18 points from All-Tournament selection Taylor Bolinger.
    “We kind of played a little bit timid (early),” Colgan head coach Abby Farabi told Trent Kling of KSEK. “I felt like Aliee Story did an excellent job on the point and we had them frustrated, out of sync. We stepped it up, got into the passing lanes, took some chances and luckily, it went our way.”
    Story and senior Mariah Klenke both had four steals. Farabi talked about the defensive performance of Klenke.
    “Mariah had an excellent game,” Farabi said. “Mariah’s had an excellent tournament. She’s really stepped up her game. In the beginning of the season, we struggled at getting the ball inside. That’s been one of my emphasis (points) the last couple weeks, getting it to her because it will open up the outside. She’s very coachable and defensively, she’s starting to get in the right position at the right time.”
    Story had 15 points and Klenke added 12.
    Colgan returns to action Tuesday against Columbus.
    Sabetha sweeps Pittsburg
    BURLINGTON — The Purple Dragons lost by 18 points to the Bluejays in the fifth place game of the Burlington Invitational.
    Page 2 of 2 - FeDor Lomax led Pittsburg with 16 points and fellow senior Tanner Ellis added 12 for the Dragons.
    McKenzie McAfee of Sabetha led all scorers with 19 and fellow senior Brendon Garrett added 11.
    Pittsburg (6-5) returns to action next Friday against Chanute. The Purple Dragons defeated Rossville 61-45 on Friday, their only win in Burlington.
    On the girls side, Pittsburg lost 56-30 to Sabetha in the third place game of the Burlington Invitational. The Purple Dragons have lost two straight games for the first time this season and drop to 8-3.
    Southeast girls 47, St. Paul 44
    CHEROKEE — Three proved to be the magic number Friday for Southeast, as the Lancers defeated the Indians in the third place game of the Lancer Classic, thanks to a 15-9 advantage in the first quarter, after two losses to St. Paul this season.
    All-Tournament selection Amy Martin led the Lancers with 16 points, including four in the first and seven in the third.
    Olivia Powell added 10 and Tessa Robin had eight for the Lancers.
    Jordyn Tuck led St. Paul with a game-high 20 points.
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