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Central Boys’ Win SIT Record 13th Championship; Girls Fall Short

Jeremy BohnJanuary 20, 2018

One thing everyone inside of Kansas Wesleyan's Mabee Arena learned on Saturday night: Salina Central's Harper Williams can shoot the ball. The Mustang junior guard would connect on eight 3-pointers to tie a SIT record--set back in 1995--and score 30 points to pace Central on their way to a 65-51 over Andover. In the last three games for Salina Central, the starts have plagued the Mustangs as...

Bethany Pulls Away from KWU for Third Straight Win

James WestlingJanuary 20, 2018

Bethany snapped a five game losing streak to their rival Kansas Wesleyan Saturday night in Lindsborg, 62-48. The Swedes have now won eight of their last 10 contests, and moved to 9-5 in league play. It was déjà vu for Bethany early, when Kansas Wesleyan jumped out to a 10-2 lead with 3:17 left in the first quarter. The Coyotes raced out to a 12-1 cushion midway through the first quarter of th...

Cowgirls Place 3rd and Cowboys 5th Place at S.I.T.

Trent Sanchez January 20, 2018

The Abilene Cowgirls captured a 3rd place finish at the Salina Invitational Tournament for at second straight year.  Abilene led from start to finish in their 50-36 victory over Salina South at Kansas Wesleyan University. Abilene Junior, Hannah Willey scored 12 of her game high 16 points in the first half.  She helped the Cowgirls get off to a quick start.  Abilene led 14-9 at the end of the...

Cougar Girls, Boys Finish 4th at SIT

Todd PittengerJanuary 20, 2018

The Salina South boys and girls basketball teams took similar paths Saturday to finish 4th in the Salina Invitational Basketball Tournament. Both teams played well early on in their third place games at Maybee Arena on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan University. but faded late on the way to double digit losses. In the first game of the day, the Cougar girls took on the Abilene Cowgirls. South ...

Strong Finish Lifts No. 10 Kansas Past Baylor, 70-67

KU Athletics ReleaseJanuary 20, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Redshirt sophomore Malik Newman scored nine points in the final three minutes to help Kansas close the game on an 11-2 run and withstand the Baylor Bears, 70-67, Saturday night inside Allen Fieldhouse. Newman led all scorers with 24 points in the game that saw the Jayhawks come back from a six-point deficit with just over three minutes to play. The win, Kansas' fifth straight...

Minneapolis Takes Sixth At Adolph Rupp Tournament

Skylar NoskerJanuary 20, 2018

The Minneapolis Lions finished up their first appearance in the Adolph Rupp Tournament on Saturday afternoon against the Rose Hill Rockets in the fifth place game. Minneapolis was the 6-seed in the tournament, while Rose Hill was the 4-seed. This was the fifth game in eight days for Minneapolis. Offensively, the Lions struggled to score in the first half. Rose Hill hit the first four points of ...

Balance Once Again Carries K-State Past No. 24 TCU, 73-68

KSU Athletics ReleaseJanuary 20, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A balanced scoring effort led by a game-high 20 points from junior Dean Wade helped carry Kansas State to its second consecutive Top 25 win of the week in a 73-68 victory over No. 24/25 TCU before a season-best crowd of 11,194 fans at Bramlage Coliseum. With today's win, the Wildcats (14-5, 4-3 Big 12) posted back-to-back victories at home over Top 25 teams for the first tim...

Shocker Road Streak Ends at Houston

WSU Athletics ReleaseJanuary 20, 2018

HOUSTON -- No. 7/4 Wichita State suffered its first road loss in over a year Saturday, falling 73-59 at Houston. WSU (15-4, 5-2 American) entered the day with a share of the nation's longest true road winning streak (11) but committed 18 turnovers and shot a season-low 32.8 percent. Shaquille Morris scored a team-high 12 points with seven rebounds. Rashard Kelly grabbed 10 boards -- six of t...

AUDIO: Coaches Corner 1-20

Pat StrathmanJanuary 20, 2018

The basketball season is in full swing. As is the Coaches Corner, live from Russell’s Restaurant every Saturday from 8 to 9 am. Join 11 different high school basketball coaches from the area as they recap the week’s action. Girls basketball coaches on show: Salina Central’s Chris Fear, Salina South’s Ryan Stuart, Sacred Heart’s Arnold Schmidtberger, Southeast of Saline’s Shauna ...

Central Roars into SIT Championships

Pat StrathmanJanuary 20, 2018

Salina Central boys basketball coach Doug Finch challenged his squad at halftime. His team answered in the biggest way. The Mustangs stormed back from 14 points down, locking down the Buhler Crusaders for a 56-44 victory Friday at Mabee Arena. After trading buckets in the first few moments of the game, the Mustangs settled with an 8-7 cushion. The Crusaders closed out the opening frame on...

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