Tuesday night saw area teams return to the court in basketball and lanes in bowling.

Basehor-Linwood hosted United Kansas Conference opponent De Soto in basketball. The BLHS girls’ team opened up the first quarter with a 15-10 lead over the Wildcats before De Soto would take the lead at halftime 30-24.

The Bobcats kept it close and battled in the second half but would ultimately fall 52-49. The Bobcats were led by Isabel Sibert with 23 points. Riley Tinder added 10 more. Adell Gore and Addison Penegar each had six. Tinder also led the team with nine rebounds. Gore had eight.

“A great conference battle,” Bobcats head coach Jason Tatkenhorst said. “We were really close. Proud of our players. Good things are going to happen to this team.”

In the boys’ game, the Bobcats jumped out 13-8 after the first quarter before expanding the lead to 37-20 at halftime. 

The Bobcats would outscore the Wildcats 21-9 in the second half in a 58-29 win.

The Bobcats remain at home when they host Turner. The game was originally scheduled for Friday but was moved up to Thursday due to the forecast of inclement weather. The girls’ game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow.

Leavenworth traveled to Olathe South on Tuesday. The Falcons were ranked No. 5 in 6A girls’ basketball and led 12-11 after the first quarter before the Pioneers took a 22-21 halftime lead. The Falcons outscored the Pioneers 20-10 in the third before an attempted comeback fell short in a 59-52 loss. Aleshia Jones led the Pioneers with 23 points. 

“Other than a four- to five-minute stretch in the third quarter, I thought we out-played them throughout the rest of the game,” Pioneers head coach Derek Bissitt said. “Unfortunately, when you are playing the No. 5 ranked team in 6A on their floor, a four- or five-minute stretch gets you beat.” 

Bissitt also pointed out the team losing the free throw battle did not help either. He said the team has to be better on defense after halftime.

In the boys’ game, the Falcons led 32-26 at halftime before a comeback by the Pioneers led to a Leavenworth win 56-51. D’Monte Gaw scored 30 points for the Pioneers in the win.

Leavenworth will host Shawnee Heights on Thursday. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. for the girls and 7 p.m. for the boys. The game was originally scheduled for Friday but was moved up a day due to Friday’s forecast of snow. 

Pleasant Ridge traveled to Silver Lake Tuesday night. 

The Rams found themselves down 10-7 after the first quarter in the girls’ game before a big second quarter gave them a 27-20 halftime lead. Entering the fourth quarter, Pleasant Ridge led 41-38 before scoring 20 points in the fourth to win 61-57. Lindsey Heim led the Rams with 25 points. Kaija Nutsch added 17.

“This was a huge road win for our team,” Rams head coach Mike Koontz said. “To go on the road and win at Silver Lake was great for our team. We were able to take care of our business. We are continuing to clean up some little things but the girls are doing a great job as a team.”

The score was tied 13-13 after the first quarter in the boys’ game and the Rams held on to a 32-31 halftime lead. Silver Lake would pull ahead in the third quarter 56-43 and cruised to a 73-50 win over the Rams.

Rams head coach Pat Battle credited Silver Lake for their excellent perimeter shooting and a strong third quarter where the Eagles scored 25 points.

Connor Gibson led the team with 14 points. Jamar Reed had 11.

The Rams are scheduled to travel to Jackson Heights on Thursday after the game was moved up due to weather.



The Leavenworth Pioneers and Lansing Lions traveled to Park Lanes for the first United Kansas Conference bowling tournament. Shawnee Heights took the first championship for both the boys and girls. Lansing took second in both. Leavenworth took third on the boys’ side and fourth on the girls’ side.

For Lansing, Hayden Hurley led the Lions with 668. Cody VanderStaay scored 642, Wes Miros had 506 and Kenden Coleman scored 504. Dakota Sill had 486 and Garrett Carl scored 481. Hurley and VanderStaay’s scores were the second  and third highest high series behind De Soto’s Sean Cauthron’s 705.

For Leavenworth, the Pioneers were led by Tristan Smith’s 565 high series. Ty Richards had 554, Nathaniel Rolon scored 549, William Ayers had 523, Riley Frederickson scored 505 and Nick Hawley had 496.

On the girls’ side, Lansing was led by Kyah Serrate and Cynthia Phillips with 489 each. The 489 also tied Brylee Prockish from Shawnee Heights for the third highest total. Brynne Qualley scored 436, Jenna Hagan had 433, Paige Sorensen scored 424 and Aubree Dutton had 414.

For the Pioneers, Chloe Herring led the team with 457. Brooke Collins had 411, Margaret Collins scored 383, Clare Langfoss had 380, Reanna Lucas scored 360 and Hailey Corbin had 347. 

The Pioneers and Lions return to Crown Lanes on Thursday for senior night with the two schools and Atchison. The meet is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.