At Riley, playing a tough game against one of the area’s better girls’ basketball teams, Riley County topped Council Grove 72-58 on Tuesday.
The Falcons (16-1) opened to a slow start, trailing 21-14 after the first quarter. Council Grove (15-3) extended its lead to 39-21 by halftime.
Riley County began to engineer its comeback in the third quarter, outscoring Council Grove 22-10 to cut the lead to 49-43. The Falcons put their foot down in the final period, scoring 29 points and holding Council Grove to nine.
Madison Vargo led the way with 31 points and Katelyn Thomson scored 28.