At Randolph, the Blue Valley Rams used a big third quarter to take a lead over rival Frankfort on Friday, and held on to win 51-50 at home.
The Rams led 16-15 after the first quarter, but the Wildcats came back in the second quarter to lead 23-20 at halftime. Blue Valley outscored Frankfort 19-13 in the third quarter to take a 39-36 lead and held on to win by one point.
Brittany Pfaff led the Rams with 22 points, while Monique Sandquist scored 12 points. Josie Hale scored 18 points for Frankfort and Arianna Martin finished with 12 points.
VALLEY HEIGHTS 57, HANOVER 56, OT
At Blue Rapids, four quarters weren’t enough to decide a winner between Valley Heights and Hanover on Friday night. But it was the Mustangs who came ahead on top, winning 57-56 in overtime.
Valley Heights took an early 14-9 lead after the first quarter, but Hanover came right back to lead 26-25 at halftime. The Mustangs took the lead back going into the fourth quarter, 41-39, but Hanover came right back to tie it up at 51 at the end of regulation. Valley Heights outscored Hanover 6-5 in overtime.
Brandi Roepke led the Mustangs with 22 points, while Sidney Blackburn scored 20 and Lesley Frohberg scored 17 points.
RILEY COUNTY 50, WABAUNSEE 38
At Riley, the Riley County girls’ team eased to victory on Friday, picking up a 50-38 win over Wabaunsee.
The Falcons led 17-12 after the first quarter and 24-23 at halftime. Riley County extended its lead out to 33-29 after the third quarter and outscored the Chargers 17-9 in the fourth to put the game away.
Katelyn Thomson led the Falcons with 17 points, while the Vargo sisters combined for 16 points.
ROCK CREEK 44, ST. MARYS 33
At Flush, Alli Snapp scored 13 points as Rock Creek beat St. Marys 44-33 on Friday.
It was a low scoring first quarter, with both teams tied at 6. Rock Creek took the halftime edge, leading 19-15. The Mustangs essentially put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring the Bears 12-4 to push their lead to 31-19. St. Marys outscored Rock Creek 13-13 in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit.
WAMEGO 63, ABILENE 34
At Wamego, Kaylee Page had 28 points and nine rebounds, and sister Lanie Page added 17 points and 13 rebounds as Wamego routed Abilene, 63-34.
The Red Raiders led 19-5 after the first quarter and pushed the lead out to 42-20 by halftime. They eased to the win from there, outscoring Abilene 21-14 in the second half.
FRANKFORT 49, BLUE VALLEY 45
At Randolph, the Frankfort boys held off Blue Valley in the fourth quarter on Friday to win 49-45.
The game was tied at 9 after the first quarter, but the Wildcats led 18-17 at halftime. Frankfort used the third quarter to take a 31-23 lead into the fourth. Blue Valley tried to comeback, outscoring the Wildcats 22-18 in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough.
Lucas Adams scored 20 points for Frankfort, while Calahan Brown had 14. Levi Peter scored 14 and Bobby O’Neill scored 10 points for the Rams.
VALLEY HEIGHTS 59, HANOVER 44
At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights used a big third quarter to ease past Hanover on Friday.
The Mustangs led 15-11 after the first quarter and 28-25 at halftime. Valley Heights turned the game in the third quarter though, outscoring Hanover 16-4.
Charles Musil led the Mustangs with 19 points, while Bennett Bargdill scored nine points.
RILEY COUNTY 76, WABAUNSEE 48
At Riley, the Falcons led 29-10 after the first quarter on Friday and kept on going on the way to a 76-48 win over Wabaunsee.
The Falcons had the 29-10 lead after one, and extended it out to 50-23 at halftime. Riley County eased its way to the win in the second half.
Bryce Chavis led the Falcons with 15 points, while Joel Marienau scored 14 and Trace Nelson had 10.
ROCK CREEK 71,
ST. MARYS 35
At Flush, Rock Creek turned a 39-17 halftime lead into a 71-35 win over St. Marys on Friday.
The Mustangs led 18-6 after the first quarter and outscored St. Marys 21-11 in the second quarter. By the end of the third quarter, it was 56-28. Rock Creek outscored St. Marys 15-7 in the fourth period.
Jacob Miller scored 11 points for the Mustangs, while Ryan Schneider scored 10.
WAMEGO 34, ABILENE 33
At Wamego, the Red Raiders positioned themselves in first place in the NCKL on Friday with a win 34-33 win over Abilene.
Playing the only team that had beaten them in league play, Wamego trailed 13-12 after the first quarter, but led 20-19 at the break. The Red Raiders led 26-24 after three quarters.
Isaac Poe was the only player in double figures scoring for the Red Raiders, finishing with 10 points.