SFT takes THS girls
The third quarter wasn't the charm again for the Tonganoxie High School girls' basketball team.
Santa Fe Trail outscored the Chieftains 16-5 in the third period on Friday, one game after Basehor-Linwood outscored THS 16-2 in the same period Dec. 18 on its way to a 43-35 against the Chieftains. The result against the Chargers was much the same. No. 7 Santa Fe Trail (7-0 overall and 6-0 in the Kaw Valley League) won, 57-35.
"I thought we played well for three quarters," THS coach Leslie Foster said. "Again, there we go. There was that one quarter that killed us."
The 1-6 Chieftains played even with the state-ranked Chargers for much of the first half. THS trailed 13-8 after the first quarter and pulled to within one in the second, but SFT went on an 11-4 run and had a 24-16 lead at halftime.
The dreaded quarter came after the half, and the Chieftains couldn't recover.
Tonganoxie played with a simplified offense of two sets. The change seemed productive as Andrea Korb led scoring with 15.
"We went back to our offense from last year," Foster said. "Maybe it was more comfortable."
The Chieftains had chances in the paint against 6-foot-3 junior Melisa Ball and 6-foot junior Renay Carter.
"We had the shots we wanted," Foster said, "They just weren't falling in the bucket."
The Chieftains now hit the road. After Tuesday's game against Piper, Tonganoxie travels to Mill Valley on Friday. Tonganoxie won't be home again until Feb. 1 when the Chieftains play host to De Soto.
Santa Fe Trail 57, Tonganoxie 35
Santa Fe Trail (7-0, 6-0) 13 11 16 17 57
Tonganoxie (1-5, 1-6) 8 8 5 14 35
SFT Ball 18, Boss 9, Pryor 9, Wurdeman 9, Creek 2, Deitrich 4, Arnold 4, Lee 2
THS Korb 15, Eisman 6, Walker 6, Seymour 4, Stauch 4