Basketball player nets 36 for TJHS
Tonganoxie Junior High's top scorer had a breakout game -- even by his standards.
Keaton Schaffer, who has scored 20 or more points in several games for the eighth-grade varsity basketball team, scored 36 points last week against Perry. He also had 11 rebounds and was 10-for-12 from the free-throw line. In addition, 29 of those 36 points came in the second half.
"Keaton can just about score at will and from anywhere on the court," TJHS coach Dave McKee said. "He reminds me a lot of Pistol Pete Maravich but he's a better rebounder than Pete was."
Despite the big scoring night, the Warriors didn't leave the Perry gymnasium with a victory.
Perry won, 55-49, after leading by 19 in the first half. The Warriors cut the lead to two in the third quarter, but couldn't pull out the win.
John Emery was Tonganoxie's second-leading scorer with nine. He also had five rebounds and a steal.
Dane Gonser and Anthony Myers also scored for the Warriors, each with two.
Myers also had six rebounds, while Gonser had eight. D.J. Lindsey had two steals and two rebounds.
TJHS has a busy schedule this week. Leavenworth came Tuesday to TJHS, while Monticello comes to town today. The Warriors play a third straight day Thursday when they travel to Baldwin.