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Chieftain basketball teams sweep Bishop Ward

January 8, 2014

Four players reached double figures as the Tonganoxie High boys opened 2014 with an 82-55 drubbing of Bishop Ward at home.

The Chieftains (2-2, 1-2 Kaw Valley League) trailed by three points after one quarter, outscored the Cyclones by a 70-40 margin the rest of the way.

Ben Johnson and Carl Hecht led the offensive charge with 17 and 14 points, respectively. Both were career-highs. Meanwhile, Tyler Ford added 13 points and Jack Dale 12. James Grizzle pulled down a team-best eight rebounds.

THS will be back on the road Friday for a KVL rivalry matchup against Basehor-Linwood.

Score by quarters

Bishop Ward 15 13 18 9 — 55

Tonganoxie 12 25 23 22 — 82

Individual scoring

TONGANOXIE — Ben Johnson 7-9 3-3 17, Carl Hecht 5-7 4-4 14, Tyler Ford 4-7 4-5 13, Jack Dale 5-13 2-2 12, Brady Swedo 1-6 4-6 6, Eric Tate 1-1 2-3 5, Jared Sommers 2-4 0-0 5, Greg DeVeau 1-1 0-0 2, Devan Smith 1-1 0-0 2, Dylan Staatz 1-1 0-0 2, Eric McPherson 1-3 0-0 2, James Grizzle 1-3 0-0 2.

Fast start powers THS girls to second win

The Chieftain girls raced to a 17-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back in a 53-31 victory against the Cyclones.

THS (2-2, 1-2) limited Bishop Ward to 14 first-half points and took a 32-14 lead into the locker room at halftime. The lead grew to as many as 27 after the break.

Tressa Walker and Kara Banks joined Soetaert in double figures with career-highs of 11 and 10 points, respectively. Katelyn Waldeier just missed a double-double with nine points and a team-high 12 rebounds.

Score by quarters

Bishop Ward 5 9 11 6 — 31

Tonganoxie 17 15 15 6 — 53

Individual scoring

TONGANOXIE — Emily Soetaert 6-9 2-5 14, Tressa Walker 5-12 1-2 11, Kara Banks 5-10 0-4 10, Katelyn Waldeier 2-6 5-6 9, Sarah Ahart 2-6 1-3 5, Cheyenne Ford 2-9 0-0 4.

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