South Splits With Campus
KSAL Staff - February 26, 2014 12:04 am
With one week to go in the regular season, Salina South was back on the floor for the third time in five days versus AVCTL I rival Haysville Campus and took one of two from the rival Colts.
In the girls game Salina South played one of the best 1st halves they had played all year, but ran out of gas in the end losing to Campus 52-44.
In a show of good sportsmanship both teams gave up uncontested layups to begin the game. Emilee Halloway had the first points for South, followed by senior Brianna Bosley doing the same for Campus on their senior night. The Cougars built an early 18-9 lead after one quarter before Campus began their comeback. South led at halftime 25-22 and shot an impressive 58% from the field in the first half.
The second half was a much different story. Campus would take it’s first lead of the game with 5:25 left and held South to only three points in the quarter with the Colts leading after three 33-28. The Cougars would get no closer than a possession and Campus secured the 52-44 win.
Emilee Holloway had a career high 20 points in the loss for the Cougars. Hayley Leeper led the Colts with 12 points while Reagan Brown added 11. Salina South drops to 4-15 overall with Campus improving to 6-13.
The boys game featured a number of lead changes before the Cougars turned the offense on in the second half and cruised to a 76-59 win.
Trace Kochevar had seven first quarter points for Salina South as the Cougars established an early presence down low. Campus however led at the end of the quarter 14-11. In the second quarter both teams continued to jockey for position. The Colts led at the half 29-27.
Salina South’s offense sprung to life in the second half via a career night from Ryan Fox. With the Cougars without the services of Zach Nachbar and Shawn Smith the senior took over the game in the paint. South would take the lead late in the third quarter on a 15-6 run over the last 4:27 and lead 52-45 at the end of three. The Cougars wouldn’t look back extending the lead to double digits and finished off the Colts with a 76-59 win.
As previously mentioned, South was led with career highs in points and rebounds from Ryan Fox and Trace Kochevar. Fox finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Kochevar added 20 points and 14 rebounds. Noah Moody led Campus with 14 points, all in the second half.
Salina South is now 8-11 on the year while Campus drops to 1-18. The Cougars have one game left in the regular season when they travel to Derby on Friday to face the rival Panthers.