Tonganoxie girls take Turner
Substate next week
The Tonganoxie High girls notched its second victory of the year against Turner on Friday.
The Chieftains outscored Turner in every quarter, including a big third quarter in which Tonganoxie outscored Turner, 22-6.
Tonganoxie shot 31 percent from the field (21-for-67), including 2-for-3 from three-point land. At the free-throw line, Tonganoxie went 15-for-26.
Turner shot just 25 percent from the field (12-for-48). The Bears couldn’t score on any of their seven three-point attempts and made 2-of-8 free throws.
Tonganoxie outrebounded Turner, 48-31, had 13 points off turnovers to Turner’s two and scored 21 second-chance points to Turner’s 10.
Tressa Walker scored a game-high 16 and fellow guard Kaitlin Hall had 15.
THS improved to 5-13 overall and 3-9 in the Kaw Valley League with the victory.
LANSING 64, THS 53
LHS bolted to a 21-12 lead in the first quarter and never looked back on its way to a 64-53 victory.
The Lions extended their lead to 37-21 at halftime. THS outscored Lansing, 32-27, in the second half, but the damage already had happened.
Tonganoxie shot just under 31 percent from the field (19-for-56), including 4-for-11 from three-point land. At the free-throw line, Tonganoxie went 11-for-27.
Lansing finished the night at 42 percent form the field (26-for-62) and 60 percent (9-for-15) from the free-throw line.
The Lions benefited from a 19-2 run and a 43-35 advantage on the boards.
Tressa Walker again led THS scorers with 15. Taylor Lee had 10, and Sarah Ahart nine and Mackenzie Price eight in the loss.
“The first time we played Lansing we lost 54-26,” THS coach David Hall said. “We are getting better each week and the girls continue to work hard. The focus in practice has been attacking the basket and getting up more shots each game.”
THS played its final home game on Senior Night on Tuesday against Mill Valley. The team finishes up the regular season Thursday in Kansas City, Kan., against Bishop Ward.
Substate brackets will be released in the coming days and will be played next week. Hall said the Chieftains would play either Sumner or Piper in the first round at Piper.