Archive for Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Free-throw woes hinder Chieftains at tournament; team places fourth

December 15, 2004

A scrappy effort from the floor couldn't erase dismal shooting from the free-throw line for Tonganoxie in a foul-plagued contest Friday at Central Heights.

Playing Chanute in the third-place game of the Ike Cearfoss Tournament, the Chieftains made just 16 of 33 free throws. The Comets, meanwhile, made 17 of 29.

Tonganoxie had a 45-44 lead with seconds remaining, but Chanute tied the game up on -- a free throw. In overtime, CHS opened the extra period with a 5-0 run.

Tonganoxie responded, but fell just short, 52-50. The loss dropped Tonganoxie to 2-2 on the season after THS lost to De Soto, 48-43, in the tournament semifinals.

"Our effort is there," THS coach Randy Kraft said. "The problem is free-throw shooting and a lack of execution on offense."

Addie Heim led Tonganoxie with 16 points, while Ali Pistora contributed 15 to the Chieftains' cause.

Tonganoxie finished the tournament in fourth place. Burlington won the tournament after defeating De Soto, 44-30.

Now 2-2, Tonganoxie will look to head into the break with a win. THS will entertain Bonner Springs on Friday in Tonganoxie.

De Soto 48, Tonganoxie 43

Tonganoxie won each of its first two games by more than 30 points.

Game No. 3 wouldn't have the same result.

De Soto defeated Tonganoxie, 48-43, in the Ike Cearfoss semifinals.

Tonganoxie 59, Osawatomie 22

Ali Pistora, Madison Weller and Addie Heim all scored in double figures as Tonganoxie routed Osawatomie, 59-22, in the first round of the Ike Cearfoss Tournament at Central Heights.

Tonganoxie shut out Osawatomie in the second quarter and built a 33-8 halftime lead.

BOX SCORES

Tonganoxie 59, Osawatomie 22

Tonganoxie 11 22 17 9 -- 59
Osawatomie 8 0 6 8 -- 22

Tonganoxie -- Ali Pistora 17, Elizabeth Baska 9, Addie Heim 10, Madison Weller 12, Kelley Stauch 2, Rebecca Bogard 2, Rachel Bogard 2, Heather Deaver 5.

Osawatomie -- Carter 2, Manchester 2, Jones 2, French 2, Dudley 2, Troutman 12.

Chanute 52, Tonganoxie 50 (OT)

Tonganoxie 10 8 13 14 5 -- 50
Chanute 12 12 10 11 7 -- 52

Tonganoxie -- Ali Pistora 15, Elizabeth Baska 4, Addie Heim 16, Madison Weller 4, Laura Jeannin 4, Heather Deaver 7.

Chanute -- Slane 1, Priel 11, Wire 12, Sharp 5, Hurst 13, Mallet 10.

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