Lansing splits with girls team
Tonganoxie entered its Feb. 4 game at Lansing with a two-game winning streak and an opportunity to sweep Lansing in the regular season.
The Chieftains left with a split in the season series and a loss of momentum.
Tonganoxie trailed 12-11 after one quarter, but was outscored 28-14 in the next two quarters. The Chieftains outscored the Lions 12-9 in the fourth, but the late surge didn't help in a 49-37 setback. In the teams' first meeting, THS won 60-38 on Dec. 11 in Tonganoxie.
"We didn't play well," THS coach Leslie Foster said. "We didn't play well as a team."
THS senior Andrea Korb had a game-high 20 points, but only four other Chieftains scored in the loss. Ashley Goodin led the Lions with 11 points.
The Chieftains dropped to 5-10, but more importantly are now tied with Lansing for the No. 2 seed in their sub-state tournament in Hiawatha that is two weeks away.
The schedule doesn't get better for the Chieftains, though. Tonganoxie played 9-2 Immaculata on Tuesday and travels to No. 2 Santa Fe Trail on Friday.
"We're going to use these two games to work on some things and get ready for sub-state," Foster said Monday.
The Chieftains completed the season with home games against Piper on Tuesday, a makeup game next Wednesday against De Soto and the season finale against Mill Valley on Feb. 22.
Sub-state begins Feb. 25.
Lansing 49, Tonganoxie 37
THS (5-10, 4-7) 11 5 9 12 37
LHS (5-9, 4-6) 12 14 14 9 49
Tonganoxie Katie Jeannin 3, Aimee Eisman 6, Keri Walker 6, Andrea Korb 20, Addie Heim 2
Lansing Emily Goodin 4, Kendra Sickinger 2, Tonya Fladung 8, Megan Hauver 4, Nicole Parent 6, Ashley Goodin 11, Megean Warner 2, Kelli Craig 8, Kelly Vosilus 4