The Basehor-Linwood girls rebounded after their opening game home loss to Eudora and beat Bonner Springs 54-35 at the Eudora tournament on Monday.
Isabel Sibert led the team with 14 points. Adell Gore was also in double-digits with 11.
Lucy Lally recorded 10 rebounds with Riley Tinder adding eight more. Tinder also added five assists. Tinder, Lally and Gore all led the team with five steals each.
Head coach Jason Tatkenhorst said the team getting to the basket helped the improvement in the second game of the season.
“The best improvement from game one to game two was taking the ball to the basket,” Tatkenhorst said. We shot 29 free throws in game two compared to 11 in game one. Our defense and effort was outstanding. Hopefully, it becomes a constant for us.”
The Bobcats continued their tournament run Tuesday night in a rematch against Eudora in the tournament semifinals.
The Bobcats faced Eudora on Tuesday and fell 62-38.
Head coach Jason Tatkenhorst said the team experienced adversity Tuesday night.
“We certainly experienced our fair share of adversity (Tuesday night),” Tatkenhorst said. “Which happens sometimes. We did not handle it well in the second quarter. I’m confident we will learn from this experience.”
Isabel Sibert led the Bobcats in points with 11, bringing her tournament total to 25. She also led the team with 10 rebounds. Lucy Lally recorded the second most points and rebounds on the night with 10 points and eight rebounds. Riley Tinder was the leader in assists with seven.
The Bobcats will return to Eudora on Thursday to take on Paola. The game is set to tip off at 6:30 p.m.
Along with the Bobcats girls, various other prep teams were in action Tuesday night.
The Bobcats boy’s team was also in action Tuesday night at the Liberty North tournament.
The boy’s team beat Lincoln Prep 58-50.
Head coach Mike McBride said the team played better compared to the opening win against Eudora.
"We played better," McBride said. "But we still got leads and then did silly things to let Lincoln Prep back in the game. We jumped up 10-0 and they never got any closer than six after that. We played harder, but we are clearly out of shape, and that is OK as we will get into shape. Connor Younger had 19 and Jacob Coleman had 17 as we won 58-50."
The victory advances Basehor-Linwood to the semifinals. The Bobcats will face the St. Joseph Central Indians on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Pleasant Ridge Rams basketball teams hosted Atchison County for their first home games of the season.
The Rams girls fell in a 56-55 overtime loss.
The Rams held on to leads after the first three quarters before Atchison County tied the game to send it to overtime and would pull out the victory and drop Pleasant Ridge to 1-1.
Lindsey Heim led the team with 19 points. Julie Miller and Madison Ewert both scored 14 points.
On the boys’ side, the Rams were victorious with a 52-42 win. The Rams led 36-21 at halftime, but followed it up with a cold third quarter. The team held on though for the first victory of the season and improves to 1-1.
Connor Gibson led the team with 13 points. Chase Wohlgemuth scored nine and the Rams got eight points out of Jamar Reed and Justin Johnston. The team had seven different players score in the win.
The Rams will be back in action on Friday when they host Oskaloosa. The girls are set to begin at 5 p.m. with the boys to follow.
The Lansing Lions swimming team headed to the Hummer Sports Complex to participate in the Hayden Boys Invite Tuesday.
Head coach Josh Floetke said lots of swimmers continued to drop times in the team’s third meet in six days.
Zach Crumpacker achieved a state consideration time in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:06.67. Evan Dusselier got second place in the 50 free with a time of 50.82, which is an automatic state qualifying time. Max Walck, Robert Schafer, Greyson Walker and Jake Hamilton achieved a state qualifying time of 1:38.62 in the 200 free relay.
The meet was the last for the Lions before the winter break. Floetke said the team will be working hard in the pool moving forward.
“We will not compete again until after Christmas break,” Floetke said. “We will be working hard in the pool to prepare for the January grind of meets and the championship season.”