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  • ROUNDUP: Raider boys lose heartbreaker to Galena

  • The Frontenac Raider boys defeated Riverton last Friday night on a buzzer-beater and on Friday night, Galena handed Frontenac its first CNC League loss 42-41 on a court-length drive and layup by guard Deven Newman in 4.1 seconds.

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  • The Frontenac Raider boys defeated Riverton last Friday night on a buzzer-beater and on Friday night, Galena handed Frontenac its first CNC League loss 42-41 on a court-length drive and layup by guard Deven Newman in 4.1 seconds.
    Frontenac senior Devon Keith had just given the Raiders the lead on a running jump shot. Keith scored all 10 of his team-high point total after halftime.
    Newman led all scorers with 18 points.
    A trend developed for Frontenac: players scored all of their points in one half only. Dylan Clark scored nine for the Raiders, all in the first half. Avery Coronado added seven, all second half. Blake Barto netted seven, all first half.
    The Bulldogs owned a five-point advantage in made free throws, 14-9, and Galena went to the line for eight more attempts.
    Frontenac dropped to 11-6, 4-1 CNC and play St. Mary’s Colgan, the only undefeated team remaining in league play, on Tuesday night.
    Meanwhile, the Frontenac girls — defending CNC League champions — bounced back from their first CNC loss Tuesday night to Columbus with a 58-30 win over Galena.
    Haley Wilson led three Frontenac players in double figures with 13 points, on the strength of three 3-pointers. Ryleigh McCartney finished with 12 and Libby Warrick added 11.
    Frontenac made five 3s and Galena made none.
    Frontenac improved to 14-3, 4-1 CNC and plays Colgan on Tuesday night. The Panthers, who defeated Frontenac in the season opener, have lost six consecutive games and have no CNC League wins.
    Independence girls 48, Pittsburg 47
    INDEPENDENCE — Despite scoring 23 points in the fourth quarter, Pittsburg lost a close one to the Independence Bulldogs on Friday night.
    That 23-point stanza came after Pittsburg only mustered two points in the third quarter and Independence led 33-24.
    The Purple Dragons received 39 of its 47 points from interior players Bethanne Elliott, Alaura Short and Lizzy Willis. Elliott led Pittsburg with 15 points and seniors Willis and Short each contributed 12.
    Anna Hignight of Independence led all players with 17 points.
    Pittsburg dropped to 10-6, 4-4 in the SEK. Independence improved to 9-8, 4-5 SEK.
    Pittsburg lost the JV game 34-20 and the freshman game 26-6. Sam Bollinger led the JV with seven points and Ashlee Beitzinger added five.
    Girard splits with Baxter Springs
    BAXTER SPRINGS — In games originally scheduled for Tuesday night until Baxter Springs ran into town water problems, Girard and Baxter split a Thursday night doubleheader with the Baxter girls winning 47-45 and the Girard boys winning 50-23.
    The first time the Girard and Baxter Springs girls played this season, Girard defeated Baxter 45-44 at Ted R. Taylor Gymnasium. Girard sophomore MaCahla Leslie blocked a Caitlin Roberts shot out-of-bounds as time expired to preserve the one-point win.
    Page 2 of 3 - On Thursday night, with a 45-all score late in the game, Roberts made a similar play and hit a contested running jumper from seven feet out to give Baxter Springs a thrilling 47-45 win and to hand Girard its first loss in Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee League play.
    Girard led after one quarter (19-12) and led at halftime (31-26), as senior guard Hadyn Herlocker scored 18 of her game-high 28 points in the first half.
    Baxter Springs went ahead 38-33 after three quarters on the strength of a 12-2 stanza.
    Alexis Pena and Kelsey Karnes made 3s and Herlocker scored the lone points of the quarter for Girard at the line.
    Girard battled its way back in the fourth and Herlocker tied it up with 12 seconds remaining.
    Girard (12-4, 4-1 CNC) returns home for games Tuesday and Thursday against Columbus and Oswego, respectively. The Trojans close out next week next Friday against Southeast in Cherokee. Baxter Springs played Friday night against Colgan.
    The boys contest was never in doubt for Girard thanks to 14-4 and 15-1 advantages in the first and third quarters, respectively.
    Devin Alters led Girard with 19 points (four 3s) and Drew Davied added 12 (seven points on free throws).
    Girard improved to 7-9, 2-3 CNC.
    LION GIRLS 47, TROJANS 45
    GIR    19 12  2 12 — 45
    BAX    12 14 12 9 — 47
    GIRARD (45) — Hadyn Herlocker 28, Hannah Jones 5, Hope McLeod 4, Ashley Johnson 4, Morgan Herlocker 2, Paige Zimmerman 2.
    BAXTER SPRINGS (47) — Nina Spence 13, Kelsey Karnes 9, Alexis Pena 9, Aleigh Grimes 6, Blake Burns 6, Caitlin Roberts 4.
    TROJAN BOYS 50, LIONS 23
    GIR    14 12 15 9 — 50
    BAX     4   9  5 9 — 23
    GIRARD (50) — Devin Alters 19, Drew Davied 12, Austin O’Dell 5, Cody Grilz 4, Nick George 4, Trenton Stolte 2, Laike Damman 2, Trey Eaton 2.
    BAXTER SPRINGS (23) — Nick Abernathy 7, Craig Karnes 4, Dallas Hutchison 3, Cody Rowe 3, Matt Abernathy 2, Cody Haverfield 2, Mason Williams 2.
    St. Paul sweeps Altoona-Midway
    ALTOONA — The St. Paul girls defeated the Jets 74-10 and the St. Paul boys won 58-24 Friday night in a Three Rivers League doubleheader.
    Jordyn Tuck and Kacy Phillips scored 19 points apiece for the St. Paul girls, who led 35-6 after one quarter.
    Nicole LaCrane led Altoona-Midway with five points and the Jets scored all of a single point in the second and third quarters, including zero in the third.
    In the boys contest, Jake O’Brien led a balanced Indian attack with 12 points, Austin O’Brien and Paul Schibi each had 10 and Anthony Diskin added eight.
    Junior high basketball
    FRONTENAC — The Frontenac Junior High boys won three of four games Thursday night against Baxter Springs, closing out their season with high win numbers for the A teams.
    The seventh grade A team finished 15-1 overall, 13-1 league and clinched at least a share of the league title with a 29-17 win, behind 11 points apiece by Peyton Brown and Daniel Watts.
    Page 3 of 3 - The eighth grade A team improved to 13-3 overall, 12-2 league, again good enough for at least a share of a league title, with a 37-25 win. Luke Loy scored 15 for the Raiders and Ryan Long added eight.
    Frontenac won the 8B game 38-35, as Tevaris Young scored 11 and Tristen Fay added eight. Frontenac lost the 7B game 25-11.
    Kansas Shrine Bowl HOF
    On Jan. 26 in Wichita, Shad Meier was inducted into the Kansas Shrine Bowl Hall of Fame. Meier, a Pittsburg native and PHS graduate, was a participant in the 1996 Shrine Bowl and later went on to play for Kansas State University.
    After his time at Kansas State, he was drafted in the third round of the NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.
    Meier joins a 2013 Hall of Fame class which includes Roger Barta, Carl Hall and Mark Simoneau. The Kansas Shrine Bowl Hall of Fame has been in existence since 2007 and includes many past participants from the Kansas Shrine Bowl. For more information on the Hall of Fame and its current inductees, please visit www.kansasshrinebowl.com.

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