Archive for Friday, February 25, 2011

Tonganoxie boys bounce back in 2nd half, beat Turner

Tonganoxie High basketball players Dylan Jacobs and Dane Erickson look up toward the basket after Jacobs released a shot in the Chieftains' 66-55 Friday home win over Turner.

Tonganoxie High basketball players Dylan Jacobs and Dane Erickson look up toward the basket after Jacobs released a shot in the Chieftains' 66-55 Friday home win over Turner.

February 25, 2011

Down at the half to one-win Turner High, the Tonganoxie boys basketball team recovered in the second half Friday to snag a 66-55 home win.

Chieftains senior point guard Jeremy Carlisle played his best quarter of basketball in the third to help his team out of a hole.

Carlisle assisted on two of Tonganoxie’s first three baskets of the second half — first, a Colby Yates 3-pointer, then a fast-break layup by Yates — before scoring six straight points himself, all on drives to the basket.

The senior, who finished with team highs of 17 points and seven assists, put an off-balance shot off the glass and through the net with 5:09 left in the third to give his team a 39-37 lead and Tonganoxie didn’t trail the remainder of the game.

Junior center Dane Erickson, who scored 15 points, extended the Chieftains’ lead to double digits in the fourth quarter with a basket and a free throw with 4:53 remaining.

The game was tied at 15 after a quarter and Tonganoxie (9-11 overall, 4-10 Kaw Valley League) opened the second with a 10-0 run — with five points from Austin Vickers, three from Carlisle and two from Dylan Jacobs — before going cold and scoring just three points in the final 5:21 of the first half, allowing Turner to take a 31-28 lead.

With 10-point outings for Yates and Jacobs, the Chieftains finished with four players in double figures in their regular-season finale against Turner (1-19, 1-13).

Tonganoxie will play host to Jeff West at 7 p.m. on Monday in the first round of sub-state.

Score by quarters

Turner 15 16 13 11 — 55

Tonganoxie 15 13 23 15 — 66

Tonganoxie scoring

Dane Erickson 5-8 5-5 15, Dylan Scates 2-8 0-3 5, Colby Yates 4-6 1-2 10, Jeremy Carlisle 6-18 4-6 17, Austin Vickers 3-4 1-2 7, Dylan Jacobs 5-5 0-0 10, Josh Ghale 0-1 1-2 1, Kody Campbell 0-0 1-2 1.

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