Tuesday night was a good night to be a cougar in Hutchinson. The Salina South boys and girls basketball teams both came to Salt City, and each took a win back home to Salina with them.
In the girl’s game the Cougars grabbed an early lead before falling behind. South trailed by one at the end of the first quarter, by two at the half, and by three at the end of the third quarter. But after falling behind by six early in the fourth quarter the cougars rallied to win by four, 46 – 42. Senior Camdyn Schreiber was at her best when it counted the most. She hit a big three-point shot to give South a late lead before calmly sinking 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch to help seal the win. South wins its second game in a row to improve to 2-6, 1-4. Hutchinson drops to 3-4, 1-3.
In the boys game South jumped out to quick 12 – 0 and then never trailed. Hutchinson would get as close as five, but South rallied to go up by 20 in the second half and cruised to an easy 15 point win by a score of 61 – 46. Sophomore Devon Junghans sparked the team when Hutchinson tried to rally by heating up from three-point range. He finished with 21 points. The South boys are now 2-6, 1-4, while Hutchinson is 1-6, 0-4.
Both South teams are now off until the start of the Salina Invitations Tournament next week.