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  • Raider boys lose to No. 7 Golden Tornado

  •  The Frontenac boys led 29-27 at halftime against the Coffeyville Golden Tornado, the Southeast Kansas League champions and currently ranked No. 7 by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association.

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  •  The Frontenac boys led 29-27 at halftime against the Coffeyville Golden Tornado, the Southeast Kansas League champions and currently ranked No. 7 by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association.
    However, like Pittsburg on Thursday night, that advantage dissipated in the second half and Coffeyville won 70-59 over Frontenac during a nonleague game between the SEK and the Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee League.
    Blake Barto led Frontenac with 21 points, Devon Keith added nine and Matt Standlee and Avery Coronado scored eight apiece for the Raiders.
    James Newton, fresh off a 30-plus scoring night against Pittsburg, led Coffeyville with 21 points. James Jones and Darren Lewis added 13 apiece for a perimeter-dominated Golden Tornado attack.
    Frontenac (12-7, 5-1 CNC) closes out its regular season Tuesday night against Girard and with a win over their Crawford County rivals, Frontenac clinches at least a share of the CNC for the first boys basketball league title since 2004.
    Girard girls 54, Southeast 40
    CHEROKEE — Girard fell behind early 12-0 on the Lancers’ home floor but dominated the second half 31-13 for a 14-point win.
    “We battled back into the game,” Girard head coach Brad Herlocker said. “And our defensive pressure began to hurt them. Jenna Schroeder and Jordan Ivey provided a spark off the bench.”
    Senior guard Hadyn Herlocker also hurt Southeast with 22 points, 14 rebounds, eight steals and six assists.
    Schroeder and Ivey chimed in with eight and five points, respectively. Paige Zimmerman and Hope McLeod added four apiece. The seniors combined for 43 points, another strong effort by the five seniors as their basketball career approaches its end.
    Coach Herlocker focused on defense being key in the turnaround.
    “The story of the night was defensive effort in the second half,” he said. “After having 13 first half points, Olivia Powell was held to four in the second. The biggest defensive stopper of the night was Hope, who held Amy Martin to just three points.”
    Powell led Southeast with 17 points and Tessa Robin added eight. Rachel Bole, Rylie Dainty and Nicole Uber each scored four.
    Girard (14-5, 5-1 CNC) entered a three-way tie with Baxter Springs and Frontenac for the top spot in the CNC and the Raiders host the Trojans on Tuesday night in the final game of the regular season.
    Frontenac was the team last season which ended Girard’s 50-game CNC winning streak, as the Raiders claimed their first league title since 2003.
    Labette County boys 55, Parsons 49
    ALTAMONT — It took five quarters for the Labette County Grizzlies to overcome their rivals Friday night.
    Eight made free throws in overtime helped Labette County defeat Parsons 55-49, after the Grizzlies and the Vikings were tied at 42 after regulation.
    Big man Zack Stewart made half of the eight OT free throws en route to 12 points and finished his night with eight free throws, 8-11 shooting. Stewart finished with a double-double after posting 13 rebounds.
    Page 2 of 2 - Tucker Thompson, a very capable outside shooter, knocked down four 3s en route to a game-high 22 points and Chase Dodsworth added seven for the 13-5 Grizzlies.
    Logan Dickinson helped Parsons make it competitive with 12 of his team-high 16 points coming in the fourth quarter and overtime. Craig Beachner added 12 and Quintin Hammer and Payton Hays each had nine for the Vikings.
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