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Minneapolis Falls in OT; Takes Sixth

Jeremy BohnJanuary 26, 2020

Minneapolis fell for a third-straight year in the Rupp Tournament fifth=place game to the same foe that had taken them down the two years prior: Rose Hill. The Rockets came from behind to take down Minneapolis, 51-49 in OT on Saturday. Minneapolis controlled the first quarter-in-a-half of the game as the Lions' defense held Rose Hill to no field goals in the first quarter. MHS led 15-3 after...

Hill’s Buzzer Beater Gives KWU Women Win over Bethany

KWU Athletics ReleaseJanuary 26, 2020

LINDSBORG – Amanda Hill calls it the “play we all love.” Kansas Wesleyan fans love it as well after Saturday night. Hill took an pass from Kayla Vallin close to the basket and banked in a short shot as time expired, giving the No. 24-ranked Coyotes a frantic 60-58 victory over Kansas Conference rival Bethany in the First Bank Kansas Smoky Hill Showdown at Hahn Gymnasium. The victory...

KWU Men Capitalize on Strong Defensive Effort to Roll over Bethany

KWU Athletics ReleaseJanuary 26, 2020

Defense has been a hallmark of Anthony Monson's basketball program at Kansas Wesleyan. Saturday night's game against Bethany was another outstanding defensive effort in the First Bank Kansas Smoky Hill Showdown. The Coyotes held the Kansas Conference's leading scorer Justin Jones to eight points and the Swedes to 32.2 percent shooting (19-of-59) as KWU would win 71-57 at Hahn Gym. "We got...

South Girls Finish Fourth in SIT; Cougar Boys Take Second Place

Todd Pittenger & Ethan DentonJanuary 26, 2020

The Salina South girls basketball team took home fourth place in the Salina Invitational Basketball Tournament. Buhler defeated the Cougars Saturday afternoon in the third place game of the tournament. South started out strong, and lead by four at the end of the first quarter. Buhler battled back to take a one point halftime lead. In the second half Buhler took over the game, The Crusader...

Central Girls Finish as Runner-Up in SIT; Mustang Boys Take Sixth

Ethan DentonJanuary 26, 2020

The Salina Central girls basketball team was able to hang with the #2 team in Class 6A in Liberal, for one quarter, before the Lady Redskins pulled away with an impressive dominating stretch, and coasting to a 61-40 victory to capture their third consecutive SIT title. Both teams began strong on the defensive end, Lady Mustang sharp-shooter Aubrie Kierscht scored five points in the opening stan...

Azubuike Powers Jayhawks Past Volunteers, 74-68

KU Athletics ReleaseJanuary 26, 2020

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Senior Udoka Azubuike’s eighth double-double and four blocks, including two key swats late, propelled the No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks to a 74-68 over Tennessee, 74-68, Saturday afternoon in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Azubuike was joined in double-figures by sophomore Devon Dotson, who netted 22 points and added seven rebounds, and sophomore Ochai Agbaji, who knocked down a trio of 3-...

Late Charge by K-State Comes Up Short at Alabama, 77-74

KSU Athletics ReleaseJanuary 26, 2020

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Down by 16 points with just over 12 minutes to play, Kansas State closed to within one possession on multiple occasions, including 69-67 with 2:48 remaining, but Alabama held strong at the free throw line to post a 77-74 win in a Big 12/SEC Challenge contest on Saturday before 11,824 fans at Coleman Coliseum. Alabama (12-7, 4-2 SEC), which won for the fifth time in six outi...

Shockers Hold Off UCF

WSU Athletics ReleaseJanuary 26, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. -- Dexter Dennis scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half to lead rv/22 Wichita State to an 87-79 victory over UCF on Saturday evening at Charles Koch Arena. Wichita State (17-3, 5-2 American Athletic Conference) matched its regular season win total from last year and improved to 4-0 all-time against UCF (11-8, 2-5). Dennis was 4-of-8 from three-point range and pulled 11 r...

Cowboys finish 3rd and the Cowgirls 7th at S.I.T.

Trent SanchezJanuary 25, 2020

The Abilene High School basketball teams finished off the Salina Invitational Tournament Saturday with a pair of wins Saturday.  The Cowgirls snapped a five game losing streak with a 34-20 victory over Concordia in the seventh place game at Salina Central.  In the boy’s game Abilene held off Wichita South for third place 50-47 at Kansas Wesleyan.  The Cowboys led by as many as 18 points in th...

HS BB Coaches Corner – 1/25

Pat StrathmanJanuary 25, 2020

Hear from 11 different coaches during the Coaches Corner, every Saturday morning from 8 to 9, live from Burger Theory inside the Holiday Inn. Stop by for a delicious breakfast buffet or order a special item off the superb menu. Coaches on the show this week: Salina Central’s Chris Fear and Ryan Modin, Salina South’s Ryan Stuart and Jason Hooper, Southeast of Saline’s Shauna Smith and Brys...

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