Archive for Friday, January 7, 2011

MVHS girls dispose of cold-shooting Chieftains

Mill Valley High senior Kelsey Strobel battles Tonganoxie junior Haley Smith for a rebound in the second quarter of the Jaguars' 52-28 road win on Friday night.

Mill Valley High senior Kelsey Strobel battles Tonganoxie junior Haley Smith for a rebound in the second quarter of the Jaguars' 52-28 road win on Friday night.

January 7, 2011

Scoring droughts were the norm for the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team on Friday and visiting Mill Valley handled the Chieftains, 52-28.

THS led once in the game, following the opening possession, when Danielle Miller hit fellow senior Tayler Miles in the paint for an easy bucket.

However, Tonganoxie (2-4 overall, 1-3 Kaw Valley League) didn’t score another point until the 1:03 mark of the opening quarter, on another Miles basket inside.

In the meantime, the Jaguars (6-1, 4-0) poured in 12 unanswered points — six apiece from Emily Altman, who drained a pair of 3-pointers, and Stephanie Lichtenauer.

Altman and Lichtenauer, who each scored a game-high 16 points, contributed 19 of Mill Valley’s 22 first-half points and 12 of the road team’s 15 third-quarter points, allowing MVHS to enter the fourth with a 37-20 lead that would only grow larger.

Though Tonganoxie kept pace with the Jags in the second quarter — thanks to an Amanda Holroyd 3-pointer and two more from long range courtesy of Haley Smith — its scoring problems resurfaced in the third.

A Smith jumper with 5:27 to go in the third was the only basket THS could muster during a 13-2 Mill Valley run that included a baskets from Jessica Lopez and Kelsey Strobel.

MVHS later put the game away with an 8-0 run to open the fourth quarter — Mackenzie Conklin hit two free throws, Altman buried her fourth 3-pointer and Tanner Tripp hit another from behind the arc.

The Chieftains made just 11 of 38 field-goal attempts in the loss and Mill Valley went 19-for-43.

On Tuesday, both teams travel to Kansas City, Kan. Tonganoxie plays at Turner and MVHS goes to Bishop Ward.

Score by quarters

MVHS 12 10 15 15 — 52

THS 4 11 5 8 — 28

Mill Valley scoring

Stephanie Lichtenauer 7 2-2 16, Emily Altman 6 0-0 16, Kelsey Strobel 1 0-0 2, McKenzie Koch 0 1-2 1, Emily Eaton 0 0-0 0, Mackenzie Conklin 1 2-2 5, Jessica Lopez 1 1-2 3, Tanner Tripp 3 0-0 8.

Tonganoxie scoring

Amanda Holroyd 1 0-0 3, Tayler Miles 2 0-0 4, Danielle Miller 2 0-0 4, Jenny Whitledge 1 0-0 2, Hannah Kemp 0 0-0 0, Haley Smith 4 1-2 12, Madee Walker 0 0-0 0, Emma Stilgenbauer 0 1-2 1, Katelyn Waldeier 0 0-0 0, Tavia Brown 1 0-0 2.

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