At Centralia, leading 34-27 at the start of the fourth quarter, it looked like the Valley Heights Mustangs might cruise to victory.
But the Centralia Panthers came right back into the game, and the Mustangs had to hold off the rally to win 40-39.
Behind 19 points from Drew Mann, the Mustangs led after each quarter of the game, starting with an 8-4 lead after the first quarter. Valley Heights extended that to 19-13 at halftime.
The Mustangs outscored the Panthers 15-14 in the third quarter and managed to win despite scoring just six points in the fourth.
FRANKFORT 35, CLIFTON-CLYDE 20
At Clifton-Clyde, Josie Hale scored 11 points for the Frankfort Wildcats as they topped Clifton-Clyde 35-20.
The Wildcats led 7-6 after the first quarter and then led 18-13 by the time the game hit halftime.
Frankfort collectively outscored Clifton-Clyde 17-7 in the second half to put the game away.
RILEY COUNTY 62, ST. MARYS 37
At St. Marys, Kelly Thomson scored 24 points as the Riley County Falcons routed St. Marys 62-37 on Tuesday.
Rachel Rheaume scored 15 points and Anteelah Phebus scored 14 points for the Falcons in the win.
Riley County scored 23 points in the first quarter and held St. Marys to seven points, and by halftime it was a 39-14 lead for the Falcons.
The Bears and Falcons went head to head in the second half with 23 points apiece, but St. Marys couldn’t get back into the game.
ROCK CREEK 38, ROSSVILLE 19
At Rossville, the Rock Creek Mustangs didn’t score a lot of points on Tuesday, but they got the job done in a 38-19 win over Rossville.
The Mustangs held Rossville to four points while they built up a 15-4 lead, and then led 20-8 at the intermission.
Rock Creek outscored Rossville 18-11 in the second half to close out the game.
Lizz Herrs led the Mustangs in scoring with 18 points and Shiann Bruce scored 11 points.
BLUE VALLEY 59, BERN 20
At Randolph, with 15 points from Carlyn Olson and 13 from Jessica Sumerour, the Blue Valley Rams dominated Bern 59-20 on Tuesday.
One other player got into double figures for the Rams as well, as Brittany Pfaff scored 10 points.
The Rams will open play in the Twin Valley League Tournament next week.
CENTRALIA 52, VALLEY HEIGHTS 30
At Centralia, the halftime score of Tuesday’s game between Centralia and Valley Heights was essentially Panthers 20, Charles Musil 12.
The Mustangs’ Musil scored all 12 of the team’s first half points as they team lost 52-30. Musil finished with 14 points.
Centralia led 9-4 after the first quarter, and outscored the Mustangs 11-8 in the second quarter.
After the third quarter, the Panthers already led 35-18 and the Mustangs were unable to sustain a comeback.
FRANKFORT 57, CLIFTON-CLYDE 42
At Clifton-Clyde, the Frankfort Wildcats posted a double-digit win on Tuesday, beating Clifton-Clyde 57-42.
Jacob Broxterman scored 18 points, while Jonathan Keating added 12 points in the win.
ROCK CREEK 59, ROSSVILLE 38
At Rossville, Rock Creek scored more than 10 points in each quarter on Tuesday on the way to a convincing 59-38 win over Rossville.
Shane Adams scored 12 points for the Mustangs, while KJ Dobbins and Aaron Kuecker each scored 10 points.
The game was tight after the first quarter with a 19-15 Rock creek lead, and that lead was still just 34-29 at halftime.
But the Mustangs outscored Rossville 15-2 in the third quarter to put the game away.
BERN 69, BLUE VALLEY 63
At Randolph, Levi Peter’s 28 points weren’t enough to help Blue Valley find the winning end Tuesday with a 69-63 loss to Bern.
It wasn’t just Peter having a good scoring game, as Jason Drouillard scored 13 points for the Rams.
Blue Valley will begin the Twin Valley League tournament next week.