By C.D. DESALVO
11th Annual Purple & Gold Tournament
Girls: Trego takes the title, beating Oakley 32-24
Lili Shubert led the way for the Golden Eagles with 13 points to win their first Purple & Gold Tournament. The sophomore averaged 17.3 points throughout the three games in the tournament. The Golden Eagles are 4-0 on the year and will coincidentally play Oakley in WaKeeney again Tuesday in a regular season matchup.
Boys: Ness City wins seventh Purple & Gold Tournament with a 55-52 win over Northern Valley
John Pfannenstiel reached 1,000 career points in a thrilling victory over the fifth-ranked team in Class 1A. The senior averaged 25 points over the three tournament games. Teammate Andres Rios averaged 9 rebounds and 2 steals through the three games.
The Lady Monarchs went on a 14-2 run in the third quarter and were lead by Emily Schippers’ 13 points and seven rebounds.
The Monarch boys were lead by Lucas Lang’s 15 points in his first start of the season.
Both TMP teams are 2-2 on the year with a trip to Pratt coming up on Tuesday. You can listen to the highlights here.
Fort Hays State sweeps Emporia State over the weekend
Women: The #9 Tiger women defeated the #24 Emporia State Hornets in an early season MIAA matchup on Saturday 84-74. Fort Hays State went on a 13-0 run in the final 3:44 to turn a one-point deficit into a 12 point lead. They were lead in scoring by Carly Heim’s 19 points. Tatyana Legette had 15 points and 10 rebounds. You can listen to the highlights here.The Lady Tigers will face off against Tabor College on December 14th at 7pm.
Men: The Tiger men find themselves as one of the five 2-0 teams in the MIAA conference after their 86-78 win over Emporia State Saturday. Kyler Kinnamon went 6-6 in the final minute from the free throw line to help give the Tigers the victory. The Tigers were 8-16 from three to help match their best overall shooting performance of the season. You can listen to the highlights of the game here. They have won four games in a row and will take on Bethel on December 17th at 7:30 at Gross Memorial Coliseum.
In a game featuring Junction City and Great Bend last Tuesday, a Junction City player came back into the game after already having picked up two technical fouls.
“Two technical fouls were assessed against Junction City for dunking at halftime. A.J. Dickerson and Qua’vez Humphreys were assessed the technicals. Later in the second half another technical was assessed against A.J.Dickerson and he had to leave the game. Later A.J. went back on the floor to play but had to return to the bench. I believe there was some confusion that led to him returning to the floor.”
Courtesy of Dewey Terrill of JCPost.com
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