Press carries THS against Metro
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Tonganoxie spotted Metro Academy nine points early, but roared back in the second quarter and again outscored the Mavericks in the final period en route to a 61-49 victory in the Tonganoxie Invitational quarterfinals on Jan. 20.
After trailing 8-0, THS coach David Walker called a timeout to rally his troops.
Metro extended the lead to 9-0, but Tonganoxie eventually got on the board and finished the quarter down 13-7. In the second quarter, a 21-9 edge catapulted THS to a 27-22 lead. The game included four ties and five lead changes, but the Chieftains pulled away late with a 61-49 victory.
The Chieftains avenged a loss to the Mavericks in a preseason tournament last year in Atchison.
Kirk Rodell led the Chieftains with a team-high 12 points. Other leading scorers were Shane Howard with 11 and Sam Mitchell with nine.
Metro's Kyle Wright had a game-high 17.