Archive for Wednesday, December 24, 2003

THS girls throttle Mill Valley

December 24, 2003

Tonganoxie outscored Mill Valley during every quarter Friday in Tonganoxie.

When a defense keeps forcing turnovers as the Chieftains did, that's usually the case.

THS held a 27-15 halftime lead and Mill Valley never threatened during the second half of a 51-31 victory.

"Tonight I thought we had our best defensive effort of the season," THS coach Randy Kraft said Friday. "We really were able to pressure them and kind of enforced the aggressiveness."

Michelle McWilliams was responsible for some of that aggression.

Whenever a Chieftain would deflect a Mill Valley pass, it usually was one of McWilliams' hands swatting at the ball.

McWilliams said there was no secret formula for Friday's performance, but rather a main objective.

"We wanted to win the last game before Christmas break," McWilliams said.

The Chieftains improved to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the Kaw Valley League with the win.

Sarah Holliday again led Tonganoxie with 13, while Addie Heim produced 12 points. Katie Jeannin added nine.

Tonganoxie heads into the winter break back on track. The Chieftains went 1-2 in the Anderson County Invitational after dropping a disappointing game to Chanute in the consolation game.

Since then, however, Tonganoxie has won its first two KVL games.

Practices will resume Monday after the Christmas holiday.

Tonganoxie then will travel Jan. 6 to De Soto for its first game of the new year.

In the meantime, Kraft has a holiday wish list on the basketball court.

"We're still leaving some points out there," Kraft said.

McWilliams wants better offensive production as well.

"We need to look for more outside shots," she said.

Tonganoxie 56, Basehor-Linwood 39

A strong start helped Tonganoxie prevail in its home opener Dec. 16.

The Chieftains held a 19-6 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. The team did have a 20-13 lead at halftime, but the Bobcats couldn't rally and THS won its first KVL contest of the year. Madison Weller led THS with 12.

Box scores

Tonganoxie 51, Mill Valley 31

Mill Valley 8 7 6 10 -- 31
Tonganoxie 16 11 8 16 -- 51

Mill Valley -- Jessica Velazquez 11, Jessica Heuback 2, Megan Niemann 3, Heather Woolever 2, Kara Hoschouer 3, Elizabeth Erickson 2, Kendra Corley 8. Totals 12 7-10 31.

Tonganoxie (3-2, 2-0) -- Michelle McWilliams 3, Ali Pistora 6, Addie Heim 12, Katie Jeannin 9, Kelly Breuer 6, Laura Jeannin 2, Sarah Holliday 13.

Totals 11 12-22 51.

Tonganoxie 56, Basehor-Linwood 39

Basehor-Linwood 6 7 11 15 -- 39
Tonganoxie 19 11 13 13 -- 56

Basehor-Linwood -- Patterson 7, Kenney 13, Kirk 2, Schaffer 7, Waxmonski

5, Burchfield 5.

Tonganoxie -- Michelle McWilliams 8, Ali Pistora 7, Addie Heim 11, Madison Weller 12, Katie Jeannin 9, Laura Jeannin 2, Heather Deaver 4, Sarah Holliday 3.

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