Tonganoxie boys win again
THS slips past Perry, 56-54, for first win of year
The Tonganoxie boys will take a two-game winning streak into the postseason.
THS defeated, Basehor-Linwood, 54-49, Friday, avenging a loss earlier this year to BLHS in Tonganoxie.
Tyler Miles led Tonganoxie in scoring with 13. The Chieftains, at 2-18, will take on No. 1 Sumner in substate action at Sumner in Kansas City, Kan.
THS earns big first win against Perry-Lecompton
A last-second tip-in made life much brighter for the Tonganoxie High boys basketball team.
Zeb Kissinger's put-back in the closing seconds helped THS to a 56-54 victory at Perry-Lecompton.
The victory gave Tonganoxie its first win of the season with one game to go before substate -- a date with Basehor-Linwood on Friday in Basehor.
"You'd have thought it was a national championship," THS coach David Walker said. "They were very excited. It was exciting."
The Chieftains had a four-point lead with two minutes to play, but missed crucial free throws during that time.
But as the Kaws tried to rally and keep THS winless, the Chieftains buckled down on the road. With nine seconds left, Tyler Miles took a charge and seconds later, Tonganoxie players were excuberant with mark in the win column.
"They played the last five minutes like we weren't going to lose," Walker said. "That says a lot about these guys."
The girls, team, meanwhile, clinched a third KVL crown with a 46-27 win. Elizabeth Baska led Tonganoxie with 18, while Shannon Carlin scored 14.