THS boys, girls pick up road win
Perry With a fresh haircut on his head and some different kicks on his feet, Jeremy Carlisle felt like a new man.
And it took about two minutes at Perry-Lecompton Tuesday night for the Tonganoxie High junior point guard to look better than he had in the team’s first three games.
With renewed swagger and fire from their point guard, the Chieftains rolled to a 68-57 road win in their league opener.
Carlisle began the season in a slump, scoring a measly two points a game for THS (2-2) entering the team’s Kaw Valley League opener at PLHS (0-3). But he busted out of it in a hurry, eclipsing his previous season-high by drilling a three-pointer on his second shot attempt of the game.
Watching that jumper fall gave Carlisle confidence, and he finished with 18 points, four assists and three steals.
“It was a combination of my summer shoes and my summer haircut I think,” Carlisle said with a grin.
Not only had the formerly curly-headed guard done away with his locks, replacing them with a tight buzz, but he also forgot to bring the new Adidas he had been wearing this season. Instead he laced up an older pair that he had worn while playing well in summer league action.
Whether it was the new look that did it or not, THS coach Shawn Phillips was glad to see a different kind of production from his lead guard.
“Early in the season I think he was trying to do too much,” Phillips said about Carlisle. “He was trying to make the perfect pass instead of making the easy play, and tonight he made the easy play.”
The Chieftains got a lot of easy buckets in the third quarter, when they blew the game open with a 15-3 run to close the quarter. It started with a basket from Justin Jacobs in the paint and closed with a Keaton Schaffer runner a second before the third-quarter buzzer sounded.
Four of Tonganoxie’s starters finished in double figures. Dylan Scates scored 11, Schaffer went for 21 with four rebounds and five assists and Jacobs recorded a double-double, netting 10 points and grabbing 10 boards.
Kaws senior Kameron Hurd led PLHS with 14 points and hit four threes. Shelby Politte scored 13.
Score by quarters
THS 13 15 22 18 - 68
PLHS 13 16 9 19 - 57
Dane Erickson 3-5 2-3 8, Dylan Scates 4-7 1-2 11, Keaton Schaffer 9-19 3-3 21, Jeremy Carlisle 5-10 6-9 18, Justin Jacobs 4-9 2-3 10, Colby Yates 0-0 0-0 0, Austin Vickers 0-1 0-0 0.
Kameron Hurd 4-11 2-2 14, Riley Shafer 3-6 0-0 6, Logan Hurd 3-5 1-2 7, Brad Phillips 4-8 0-0 9, Shelby Politte 5-10 3-4 13, Jeremy Immenschuh, 2-5 0-1 4, Jonathan Denton 1-1 0-0 2, Johnny Stewart 1-1 0-0 2, Brooks Christman 0-2 0-0 0.
Tonganoxie girls 40, Perry-Lecompton 36
Andie Jeannin only hit one shot for Tonganoxie High on Tuesday at Perry-Lecompton, but she got her money’s worth.
Jeannin’s three-pointer with 1:38 remaining broke a tie, and the Chieftains held on for their first victory of the season, 40-36.
The Kaws (1-1) trailed by just a point entering the fourth quarter before putting together a 5-1 spurt - ignited by a Katie Volle bucket - to take a slim, three-point lead.
THS senior backup forward Lindsey Fatherley kept Tonganoxie (1-3) in the mix by going 3-for-4 at the free-throw line before junior forward Danielle Miller gave the team a one-point lead on an offensive putback with 2:08 to go.
Volle tied the game at 34 with 1:55 remaining before Jeannin hit her trey.
Jenny Whitledge, Hannah Kemp and Lauren hall hit a free throw apiece in the final minute to give Tonganoxie just enough breathing room for a win.
Hall led THS with 10 points. Both Volle and Carver Natasha of Perry-Lecompton matched that game-high number.
Whitledge and Miller, Tonganoxie’s starting forwards, each brought down seven rebounds.
Score by quarters
THS 9 7 13 11 - 40
PLHS 6 9 13 8 - 36
Andie Jeannin 1-6 0-0 3, Lauren Hall 3-9 2-4 10, Jenny Whitledge 2-6 2-3 6, Danielle Miller 2-3 0-0 4, Hannah Kemp 2-5 1-3 5, Tavia Brown 2-2 0-0 4, Haley Smith 2-4 1-1 5, Lindsey Fatherley 0-3 3-4 3.
Abbey Bays 1-10 0-0 2, Emma Gantz 1-1 0-1 2, Katie Hirsch 1-2 0-2 3, Jessica Christman 2-7 4-5 8, Katie Volle 2-7 6-7 10, Taylor Akagi 0-1 1-2 1, Carver Natasha 4-11 0-0 10.