Tonganoxie girls advance to substate semifinals
Piper was sizing itself up for Cinderella slippers Tuesday in Tonganoxie.
The Pirates, the No. 8 seed in the Basehor Class 4A substate, traveled to Tonganoxie to face the top-seeded Chieftains.
Bonner Springs 68, Tonganoxie 50
Atchison 70, De Soto 41
Ward 65, Piper 64
Sumner 57, Basehor-Linwood 41
Atchison vs. Bonner Springs, 6 p.m.
Sumner vs. Ward, 7:30 p.m.
Tonganoxie 67, Piper 30
Ward 52, Basehor-Linwood 46
Sumner 65, Athcison 27
De Soto 39, Bonner Springs 36
De Soto vs. Sumner, 6 p.m.
Tonganoxie vs. Ward, 7:30 p.m.
Early on, Piper held a lead and stayed with Tonganoxie for much of the first half. Although Tonganoxie held a nine-point lead at halftime, the Chieftains shot a dismal 10-for-27 from the field.
All that changed in the second half.
Tonganoxie's potent offense finally came alive as the Chieftains soared to a 67-30 win.
THS, now 19-2 on the season, advanced to Friday's semifinal round against Bishop Ward. The Cyclones slipped past Basehor-Linwood, 52-46, Tuesday at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Tonganoxie will play Bishop-Ward (14-7) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Basehor-Linwood.
If THS wins that game, the Chieftains would play the Sumner-De Soto winner. Sumner (18-3) defeated Atchison, 65-27, Tuesday, while De Soto (15-6) slipped past Bonner Springs, 39-36. The Sumner-De Soto game will be played at 6 p.m. Friday.