The Valley Heights girls’ basketball team nearly doubled Republic County’s score Friday, as the Mustangs won 51-26 at home.

Valley Heights’ Cat Toerber led all scorers with 21 points.

The Mustangs played sterling defense, allowing just 11 points through the first three quarters of the game.

Valley Heights (3-0) hosts Frankfort on Tuesday for its next game.

The Valley Heights boys’ basketball team was equally successful against Republic County, as the Mustangs won their game 45-28.

Valley Heights’ Cameron Beardsley led all scorers with 18 points. Republic County didn’t score more than nine points in any one quarter.

The boys’ team (1-1) also hosts Frankfort on Tuesday.

Frankfort boys’ hoops wins

on buzzer-beater

The Frankfort boys’ basketball team fought all the way to the end, but the Wildcats were able to take down Wabaunsee 48-46 thanks to a buzzer-beater 3-pointer from Gavin Cornelison.

Frankfort (2-1) next travels to Valley Heights on Tuesday.

The Frankfort girls’ basketball team also defeated Wabaunsee in a close game, earning a 41-39 victory.

Lydia Loiseau led Frankfort with 12 points, while Mariah Broxterman contributed 10 points of her own. Wabaunsee’s Lauren Schutter led all scorers with 18 points.

The girls’ team (3-1) also travels to Valley Heights on Tuesday.

Hecht leads Wamego

over Atchison

Tanner Hecht once again shot the lights out Friday night to lead the Wamego boys’ basketball team over Atchison 61-53.

Hecht scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the game.

He hit five of his seven 3-point attempts.

Burk Springer also contributed 10 points for the Red Raiders.

Wamego (3-0) travels to Chapman on Tuesday for its next game.

Manhattan CHIEF splits games versus Northern Heights

The Manhattan CHIEF boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both faced Northern Heights on Friday.

The boys’ team won its game 59-32.

Aden Mericle led all scorers with 15 points, while Cody Schurle contributed 11 of her own.

At halftime, CHIEF led Northern Heights 48-8.

The girls’ team fell to Northern Heights 43-30. CHIEF only had four players available to participate in the game.

Shemaja Ditto led the all scorers with 17 points.

Both teams next play on Monday, traveling toLawrence to square off against Veritas Christian.