Mid America Classic Roundup


Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr.


Olathe South edges Manhattan in the opening round

1st 2nd 3rd 4th  F

Man.  11   6  4 7  28

OSHS. 7 10 11 11 39

It was not a pretty first round for Olathe South High School girls basketball team, but the Falcons still pull through a 39-28 victory over Manhattan High School.

Neither side had a good shooting performance which resulted in a low-scoring first half when the game tied at 17. Manhattan shot 9 for 37 from the field, while Olathe Side was 13 for 43. The Falcons also had one made three-pointer and Manhattan had two.

The Falcons had a strong second half as they outscored the Indians 22-11, only four points in the third quarter.  No one from Manhattan reached in double figures, Zanaa Cordis came close to a double-double with eight points and nine rebounds.

Dani Winslow was only 3 for 12 from the field but still put up a double-double performance with 10 points and 15 boards.

Olathe South will move on to take on No. 2 seed Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in the semifinals on Friday at 6 p.m. The Indians will take on Shawnee Mission South High School on Friday at 3 p.m in the consolation round.

Final Stats:

Manhattan: Cordis 8 pts., Weixelman 5 pts, Ostermann 5 pts., Yates 4 pts., Claussen 2 pts., Bahr 2 pts., Dixon 2 pts.

Olathe South: Winslow 10 pts., R. Halladay 8 pts., Truitt 7 pts., A. Halladay 6 pts., Reed 4 pts., Crigger 2 pts., Knappenberger 2 pts.


Cougars rout Raiders 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th F

SMS 3 4  9  5 21

SMNW 12 7 10 12 41

Good chance that Taylor Kennedy could make the all-tournament team for the Shawnee Mission Northwest High School.  The cougars routed their counterpart, Shawnee Mission South High School 41-21.

Kennedy put on a double-double performance for the Cougars with 18 points and 13 rebounds, She was the only player to reach double figures from either team. She also shot 50 percent from the field (5 for 10) and added three steals on the defensive side.

The Raiders struggled to catch up with the Cougars as they settled for seven in the first half and 14 in the second half. They also only shot 8 for 42 from the field and knocked one three-pointer out of 19 attempts.

Northwest will move on to take on Olathe South High School in the next round at 6 p.m. South will face Manhattan High School at 3 p.m. in the consolation round.

SMNW: Kennedy 18 pts., Harris-Webster 7 pts., Dunn 6 pts, Grampass 5 pts. Mackiewicz 5 pts., Elfrink 3 pts., Mackiewicz 2 pts.,

SMS: Whitcomb 8 pts, Thurston 3 pts., Payne 2 pts., Kovalcik 2 pts., Gunnigle 2 pts., Moody 2 pts., Washington 1 pts., Clarke 1 pts.


Wellington edges Wichita Northwest 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th F

Well  18  9 15 16 58

WNW 14 11 14 13 52

The closest game of the night was Wellington High School and Wichita Northwest High School. However, Wellington was victorious a 58-52 win over the Lady Grizzlies.

The game was tight as the Lady Crusaders up by one point at halftime, 27-26. Wellington somehow pulled it off despite being 4 of 1 2 at the free-throw line. Shiney Huges was Wellington’s top scorer with 11 points, and Ali Zeka picked up 10 pts.

Isis Sanders and Daysha Ogunbiyi tied for 14 points for the Grizzlies. Taria carried a double-double performance with 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Wellington will take on McPherson on Friday in the semifinals, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wichita Northwest will play Ulysses High School in the consolation round at 4:30 p.m.

Well: Hughes 11 pts., Zeka 10 pts., Myk. French 9 pts., Myr. French 8 pts., Reichenberger 6 pts., Clift 6 pts., Gerten 3 pts.,  Jones 3 pts., Nance 2 pts.

WNW: Sanders 14 pts., Ongunbiyi 14 pts., Franklin 11 pts., James 8 pts., Hatton 4 pts., Shelby 1 pts.

Friday’s Schedule

Manhattan vs SM South at 3 p.m.

Ulysses vs Wichita Northwest at 4:30 p.m.

Olathe South vs. SM Northwest 6 p.m.

McPherson vs. Wellingtonat 7:30 p.m.



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