Andover Too Much for South to Overcome
KSAL Staff - January 22, 2014 10:11 pm
The maturation process is evident from Salina South as they hung with one of the top 10 teams in class 5A in a semi-final match-up at the Salina Invitational Tournament on Wednesday night, but in the end Andover affirmed why they are one of the best teams in the state, defeating the Cougars 49-31.
The Trojans started the game on a 9-0 run, but South quickly countered getting it back within six at the end of the first quarter 16-10. The Cougars trimmed Andover’s lead to two at 20-18 with 4:31 left in the half, but the Trojans closed the quarter on a 10-1 run and held a 30-19 advantage at the break.
Salina South would close the gap to single digits and trailed 37-29 at the end of the third, but the deficit was too much to overcome as Andover pulled away in the fourth quarter on their way to a 49-31 victory.
Jaylyn Agnew’s presence was felt on both sides of the ball, as she took the Cougars away from the basket and also finished with a double-double scoring 21 points and collecting 10 rebounds. Salina South was lead with a career high 11 points from Bayli Huffman.
The Cougars are now 2-9 on the season and will play #4 seed Abilene for third place in the S.I.T on Saturday.