Riley County girls slam Winfield, 59-17

By The Mercury

At Hillsboro, the Riley County girls’ basketball team opened play in the Hillsboro Trojan Classic on Monday with a convincing 59-17 win over Winfield.

The Falcons are the No. 2 seed in the girls’ bracket, and had a 34-9 lead by the time the game even got to halftime.

Riley County extended its lead to 48-13 after the third quarter, and held Winfield to four points again in the fourth.

Anteelah Phebus led the Falcons in scoring with 16 points, while Kelly Thomson scored 13.


At Blue Rapids, a three-point deficit in the third quarter proved too much to overcome on Monday as Blue Valley fell to Wetmore, 51-44.

The Rams were trailing 17-15 after the first quarter, but had the game tied at 27 by halftime.

Wetmore outscored Blue Valley 10-7 in the third quarter, and it proved too much for the Rams to come back from in the fourth quarter, as Wetmore extended its lead.

Emily Tucker had 16 points for the Rams, including seven in the first quarter and six in the fourth. Brittany Pfaff scored 11 and knocked down a pair of 3-pointers.



At Blue Rapids, Sidney Blackburn scored a team-high 19 points in a narrow 52-50 win for Valley Heights over Frankfort.

The Wildcats led the game 15-10 after the first quarter, but the Mustangs came charging back to lead 29-23 at halftime.

Frankfort outscored Valley Heights 16-10 in the third quarter to tie the game at 39 and set up a shootout in the fourth quarter. Valley Heights won the fourth quarter 13-11 to take the game.

Kelsey Potter scored 14 points for the Mustangs. Jessa Jones had 19 points and Josie Hale scored 12.



At Blue Rapids, with three players in double figures, Frankfort topped Onaga 57-50 on Monday.

Jonathan Keating had 16 points, while Kason Brown scored 13 and Jacob Broxterman finished with 11.

The Wildcats led 13-5 after the first quarter before Onaga got back into the game and trailed by three at halftime.

It was still a tight game after the third quarter, but the Wildcats completely took over the fourth quarter with 19 points.



At Hillsboro, Cameron Uphoff and Collin Wood each scored 11 points, but it wasn’t enough to help Riley County pick up a win in a 60-49 loss to Hesston in the opening round of the Hillsboro Trojan Classic.

The Falcons worked themselves in a deep hole in the first quarter with a 20-6 deficit, and it was 35-12 by halftime.

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