Bobcats scoring spurts stifle THS
Tonganoxie held its own for most of the game against Basehor-Linwood last Wednesday at Chieftain Park, but when the Bobcats scored, they scored in bunches.
Roughly 17 minutes into the game, Basehor-Linwood scored its first goal at the 23:59 mark with a ball that sailed high in the net. Just 47 seconds later, the Bobcats scored again and the score quickly was 2-0. Basehor-Linwood scored again with 18:21 left in the first half and entered the half with a 3-0 lead.
In the second half, Basehor-Linwood scored four minutes after intermission. BLHS scored again with 29:24 left in the game and then 27:41 as Austin Knipp scored all three of those goals. Basehor-Linwood went on to win, 7-0.
Tonganoxie had a few chances at a goal, including a Jamison Bloomer shot that just sailed over the net. Tonganoxie had scored three goals in its last two games, but couldn't continue its recent offensive punch.
THS coach Ken Lott said that although the Chieftains couldn't notch a win in their rematch with the Bobcats, some players had good performances.
He said senior Jake Poterbin and freshman Kyle Johnson played well, as did Tanner Newman, who is a freshman.
"He always seems to give me 80 good minutes," Lott said of Newman.
And, Lott had this to say about junior Josh Nowasell:
"Josh Nowasell seems to be able to read the field better than he has been."
The Chieftains will play again today against Baldwin at Chieftain Park.