By C.D. DESALVO
Hays High girls dominate Orange and Black Classic
The Hays High girls went into the Orange and Black Classic in Colby with a 4-3 record and won three games over the weekend to win the tournament. Hays outscored its three opponents 177-105 with victories over Goodland 59-36, Scott City 68-50 and Colby in the championship game 50-19.
The 19 points allowed against Colby is a tournament record in a championship game. Coach Alex Hutchins was awarded the Tom Bowen Coach’s Award. Kallie Leiker was named to the All-Academic team. Savannah Schneider and Brooke Denning each made the All-Tournament team. You can listen to highlights and the coach interview by clicking here.
The Hays High boys finished fourth at the Orange and Black Classic with an 83-53 victory over Christian Heritage out of Oklahoma. Hays shot a season-high 52 percent from the field and season high 44 percent from three making a season-high 12 three pointers. You read about the recap of the game, including highlights and the coach interview here.
Both the girls and boys take on Salina Central at home on Friday.
TMP boys finish 2nd at the MCL Tournament
The TMP boys played Phillipsburg in the championship game of the MCL tournament for the second straight year on Saturday, falling 60-46 to the Panthers. Jared Mayers lead the way for the Monarchs with 16 points including this dunk:
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The TMP girls finished third at the MCL tournament with a 45-39 victory over Smith Center Saturday.
Osborne boys win back-to-back NPL tournaments, Thunder Ridge girls win NPL again
The Osborne Bulldogs grabbed the win over St. John’s/Tipton Catholic to win the NPL tournament last week. Osborne improves to 12-0 and is currently ranked No. 10 in a loaded 1A class.
The Thunder Ridge Lady Longhorns won their sixth NPL tournament title in a row with a 47-26 win over Osborne.
Plainville’s Dewey having a stellar junior season
Plainville’s Aubree Dewey is averaging 29.9 points, 3.7 assists, 6.8 rebounds, 5.3 steals and 1.3 blocks a game. Dewey, a 5-foot-6 junior, had a career high 38 points against Ellsworth in December. She has scored 30 or more points in seven games this year. Plainville is 6-5 but have lost four of those five games by less than 10 points. Plainville is coached by former Fort Hays State star Kate Lehman.