Scoreless quarter dooms girls team
Olivia Newton-John might encourage it, but the Tonganoxie High girls have struggled with the concept in their last two games.
"When it's a physical game, we can't play," THS coach Randy Kraft said after the Chieftains' 34-31 loss to Lansing on Friday.
Tonganoxie had a 10-9 lead after the first quarter, but was deflated in the second when they failed to score any points. Lansing led 20-10 at the half.
The Chieftains rallied in the third quarter, outscoring Lansing 10-6. They also won the final quarter with an 11-8 advantage, but fell short, losing their second consecutive game. On Jan. 7, the Chieftains had a similar offensive struggle, losing 39-31 at home to De Soto. Against Lansing, Addie Heim led the Chieftains with 11 points, while Katie Jeannin had seven and Kelly Breuer six.
Tonganoxie (4-4 overall and 2-3 in the Kaw Valley League) plays Bonner Springs on Friday in Tonganoxie. The Braves are 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the KVL.
De Soto 39, Tonganoxie 31
De Soto center Allie Heinen had 11 points in the Wildcats' KVL win.
With a 12-4 advantage in the second quarter, De Soto had an 18-10 lead at the break. Tonganoxie stayed even in the second half, but couldn't overcome the deficit.
Jennifer Reischman led the team with 10 points in the loss.