Junior high ends basketball season
The eighth-grade boys basketball team finished the season 14-3 with a win at Eudora last week.
The team won the Eudora Tournament and placed second at the Tonganoxie Tournament. The team lost twice to Piper and once to Lansing.
The seventh-grade boys basketball team played a number of games in recent weeks.
Against Linwood, strong second and third quarters propelled the team to a 24-21 win. Nine players scored in the win.
The Warriors trailed 5-3 after the first quarter, but led 15-9 after the second and 28-15 after the third.
The Warriors lost 24-32 at Eudora. Sam Mitchell scored 12 and Travis Schultz added seven points.
At the Linwood Tournament, Tonganoxie reached the finals but could not overcome Monticello.
The finals showdown was set up by late game heroics in the semifinals.
The Warriors trailed 26-20 with 1:20 to play. Mitchell and Schultz hit three point shots to tie the game.
Mitchell hit a baseline jump shot with three seconds remaining that proved to be the final margin in a 28-26 victory.
In the championship game, the Warriors lost 27-58.
The team also placed second at the Lexington Trails Middle School tournament in DeSoto.
The Warriors beat Perry-Lecompton 28-22 in their first game at the tourney. The game was tied near the end of the third quarter when Kirk Rodell hit a three pointer.
Tonganoxie lost to Lansing 25-30 in the championship game.
The warriors led 9-3 after the first quarter. They didn't score in the second quarter and never quite overcame a 15-9 halftime deficit.
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