Back at the start of the season, the Salina South Cougars felt like they let one get away from them.
On Tuesday, South took one back.
Senior Camdyn Schreiber poured in 18 points, the defense held Campus to nine field goals, and the Cougars avenged their season opening loss, blowing by the Colts 36-21 in Haysville.
South (5-9, 2-5 AVCTL-I) started fast, building a 16-6 cushion in the first, paced by Schreiber, who scored half the points.
In the second, the Cougars and Colts combined for just three field goals. Still, South was up 21-8 at halftime.
South’s offensive woes continued in the third as the Cougars didn’t get their first field goal of the half to fall until the 4:38 mark. Campus (3-12, 1-7) pulled to within nine in the fourth, but couldn’t get any closer.
Schreiber had eight of her 18 points in the final period. Senior Gretchen Cox added eight. Camryn Huggans of Campus powered the Colts with 12.
Salina South welcomes Salina Central Friday with pregame beginning at 5:45 on Sports Radio 1150 KSAL and Y93.7.
Campus 76, Salina South 57
Campus used a large run in the third quarter to pull away from South, handing the Cougars their second consecutive defeat.
South (6-9, 2-6 AVCTL-I) trailed by two early before a 10-1 Campus stretch, giving the Colts a 20-9 advantage. The Cougars crawled back to four late in the first before ultimately falling behind 23-16 after one.
Campus (12-3, 7-1) threatened to run away from South when the Colts went ahead 27-16, but a 9-0 burst by Salina South sophomore Josh Jordan trimmed the margin to 27-25 with 4:15 remaining in the half. The Cougars had a pair of threes rim out to take the lead and Campus hung on for a 34-29 cushion at the break.
Salina South scored the first four points of the third, clawing to within one. Campus’ response: a 17-0 blitz that put the Colts up for good.
Tyler Kahmann and Shawn Warrior scored 18 points each for the Colts. Sterling Chapman chipped in 17.
Senior Elex Banks paced the Cougars with 15 points. Jordan added 13 off the bench.