P-L Kaws win crown against Ward
The McLouth High boys finished in fifth place in the McLouth Invitational tournament last week, defeating Jefferson County North, 54-45, in the fifth-place game Saturday in the MHS gymnasium.
The Bulldogs opened the tournament with a 52-43 setback to Atchison County on Tuesday in the quarterfinals. But MHS bounced back, defeating Valley Falls, 52-37, in the consolation semifinals and JCN in the fifth-place game.
In other quarterfinal action Tuesday, Perry-Lecompton defeated JCN, 61-56, while Maranatha Academy of Shawnee outlasted Oskaloosa, 48-45, in overtime. In the other quarterfinal game, Bishop Ward routed Valley Falls, 57-39.
In the winners bracket, in games played Friday, Perry-Lecompton thumped Maranatha, 59-37, while Ward slipped past Atchison Co., 75-68.
On Saturday, Oskaloosa finished in seventh place with an 82-58 win against Valley Falls and Atchison County nabbed the third-place trophy with a 53-44 win against Maranatha.
And in the championship, Perry-Lecompton defeated Bishop Ward in a Kaw Valley League battle, 54-37.
McLouth improved to 5-6 on the season and will play Friday at St. Mary's Academy in St. Marys. The Bulldogs will play again Tuesday at home against Troy.
McLouth girls victorious
The Bulldog girls improved their record to 4-5 Thursday with a 49-28 win against Cornerstone in McLouth.
The Bulldogs opened the game with 13 points in the first quarter and led, 27-19, at halftime. A 14-2 fourth-quarter advantage keyed the Bulldogs win against the Saints. Missy Rome led all scorers with 17.
The Bulldogs played Maranatha on Tuesday in the first round of the Jefferson County North Tournament. A win would put the Bulldogs in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. against the Atchison County-Valley Falls winner. A loss would send them to the consolation bracket to play the loser of the ACHS-VF game at 6 p.m.
For more on the Bulldogs' play in the tournament, see the Jan. 31 edition of The Mirror.