From the Sidelines
Boys basketball statistics
Through the 12 games prior to Tuesday night's competition at Basehor-Linwood, the boys basketball team was 6-6.
The team is now a little more than halfway through the season.
Scott Breuer leads the team in scoring at 10.8 points a game.
Brett Becker has hit 86.7 percent or 26 of 30 free throws. Becker also leads the team in rebounding with 42 rebounds.
Scott Aligo has hit nine three point shots.
Neil Rieger leads the team in assists with 18.
Bryan Gurss leads the team with 19 steals.
Overall, the Chieftains have 79 steals and 145 turnovers.
The team resumed play Tuesday at Basehor-Linwood and plays Friday at Immaculata. The Tonganoxie seventh-grade boys basketball team has been busy.
The team won games against Oskaloosa and Baldwin, and lost to Lansing.
"We are really improving," said Coach Jim Cackler. "Our quickness and depth give us an advantage over many teams."
Thursday, at Lansing, the Warriors lost 37-19. Lansing led the entire game, utilizing a height advantage inside to dominate.
The Warriors didn't shoot well, hitting only 18 percent from the field and 45 percent from the free throw line.
Kirk Rodell scored two, Chris Colon had four, Travis Schultz had five, Brad Willis had five, Daniel Workman scored one, Tony Aragon had one and Sam Mitchell scored one.
The Warriors also lost the B game 17-14.
The B teams beat Baldwin 26-1 and Oskaloosa 13-5.
Todd Davidson hit a 50-foot shot at the end of the third quarter in the Baldwin game.
Terrance Bailey and Jake McGhee both scored four points in overtime to seal the Oskaloosa win.
The A team beat Baldwin 27-23 and Oskaloosa 41-20.
Schultz scored seven and Mitchell scored six to lead the scoring against Baldwin.
Rodell scored two, Ross Starcher had two, Colon had four, Aragon had two, Workman had two and Brice Percy scored two.
Ten players scored at Oskaloosa.