Offense flows for THS against De Soto
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team had its best offensive night of the season and rolled to a 60-44 victory over De Soto on Tuesday.
The Chieftains (5-6) eclipsed their previous season high of 49 with 4:44 remaining when Haley Smith hit a cutting Jenny Whitledge for a bucket in the paint.
THS had averaged just 41 points an outing in its first 10 games but shot past that mark with ease even though just two players scored in double figures.
Whitledge, a freshman, led Tonganoxie with 24 points and was 8-for-9 at the free-throw line three days removed from a 1-for-10 showing at the stripe.
Senior THS guard Lauren Hall caught fire in the second quarter, when she hit three of her game-high four three-pointers, and finished with 13 points.
De Soto (7-6) led briefly in the first quarter after Tami Crow hit a jumper with 2:43 left.
A one-point DHS advantage went to four with a three-point play in the paint by Katie Gorman.
But Whitledge scored the final five points of the quarter and the Wildcats trailed the remainder of the game.
Shelbi Petty led DHS with 13 points and Gorman and Crow had nine apiece.
Both teams are idle until Tuesday, when De Soto travels to Paola and Tonganoxie plays host to Basehor-Linwood.
Score by quarters
DHS 11 9 10 14 — 44
THS 12 19 12 17 — 60
De Soto scoring
Katie Gorman 3 3-3 9, Shelbi Petty 4 3-4 13, Tami Crow 3 2-2 9, Ashley Gorman 2 2-3 6, Katie Williams 1 4-6 6, Kelsey Fisher 0 1-2 1.
Andie Jeannin 1 2-3 5, Lauren Hall 4 1-2 13, Danielle Miller 1 0-1 2, Jenny Whitledge 8 8-9 24, Hannah Kemp 2 4-6 8, Haley Smith 2 0-0 4, Tavia Brown 0 2-2 2, Lindsey Fatherley 1 0-0 2.
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