Tonganoxie, McLouth basketball teams sweep Tuesday
Tuesday was a good day for Tonganoxie and McLouth basketball squads.
All four basketball teams won their games, the THS girls in Eudora, the THS boys in Osawatomie and both McLouth squads in Atchison.
The Tonganoxie girls advanced to the championship of the EHS Invitational in Eudora with a 91-34 rout of Bishop-Ward in the semifinals. Elizabeth Baska led the Chieftains in scoring with 17, while Tracie Hileman scored14 and Shannon Carlin 11. Rachel Bogard also was in double-figures with 10.
THS improved to 2-0 and will play Paola at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the championship game.
The Tonganoxie boys, meanwhile, won their season opener for the first time under David Walker, who is in his sixth year as THS coach, and for the first time since 2000, when Bryan Gurss hit a last-second shot as THS defeated Baldwin.
Last week, Tonganoxie defeated De Soto, 71-66, and improved to 1-0 on the year. Zeb Kissinger, Jordan Herron and Gabe Belabradjic all led THS in scoring with 12 each, while Tyler Miles scored 11.
THS trailed 31-29 at halftime, but a 24-point third quarter helped Tonganoxie defeat DHS.
The Chieftains now will play Central Heights or Metro Academy at 6:15 p.m. Friday in the semifinals of the Osawatomie Tournament.
In Atchison, the McLouth boys and girls basketball teams have cracked the win column.
The boys team gave Jason Schroeder his first win as head coach at MHS with a 50-39 win against Wathena in a Delaware Valley League consolation play-in game Tuesday in Atchison. The Bulldogs improved to 1-1 with the victory and will play again Friday.
McLouth also earned a win in girls play with a 43-28 victory against Jackson Heights in Atchison. The girls, also 1-1, will play again Friday.
Both teams will have 2:30 p.m. tip-offs in Atchison.