EMPORIA — Advancing into the semifinals of the 2010 Lyon County League tournament was expected by second-seeded Southern Coffey County High’s girls.
But the SCCH boys were seeded sixth and faced third-seeded Lebo (6-2 in LCL play) in Monday’s opening round of the league tournament. At Emporia’s White Auditorium, the Titans started the evening off right for SCCH, upending the Wolves 59-54.
The Lady Titans took the court next and blew past Hartford 61-21.
In the play-in games, Marais Des Cygnes Valley boys defeated Flinthills 53-45 and the MDCV girls posted a 37-25 win over Flinthills. That got the Trojans and Lady Trojans dates to play the top-seeded Olpe teams tonight in opening round games.
Madison’s girls defeated Burlingame 64-47. The Lady Titans (10-1) and Bulldogs play at 4 p.m. Friday at White Auditorium.
Second-seeded Waverly’s boys rolled to a 65-48 win over Hartford Monday. So the Titans take on Waverly at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
The LCL tournament concludes with final round games Saturday.
Aaron Ludolph was the only Titan to reach double figures in scoring with 14 points. But the Titans had eight other players scoring three to seven points each.
The Titans got a 16-13 lead in the first quarter and held steady for a 27-24 halftime advantage. They outscored the Wolves 15-11 in the third quarter and fended off Lebo down the stretch.
Lebo stayed in the game by hitting 23 of 32 free throw attempts. Brent Gould and Devon Johnston each had 15 points. Trevor White added 10.
The Titans were 9 of 25 at the free-throw line.
Southern Coffey County’s girls had little trouble in their first-round game. They led Hartford 18-4 after one quarter and were up 50-19 at the end of three periods.
“I felt like the girls had one of their best all-round games for this season,” said Jeff True, Lady Titan head coach. “They got after it on defense, hustled for loose balls, were more aggressive on the boards and did a much better job of making decisions on the offensive end of the floor.”
The Lady Titans shot 52 percent, 26 of 50, from the field. Shelby Birk and Laurie Ohl each scored 14 points and Kristen Garland added 10.
True said Kandace Shields, Ashton Gudenkauf and Ashleen Seabolt came off the bench and gave the Lady Titans some good minutes on both ends of the floor.
Kellie Farr led the Jaguars with seven points.
SCCH girls (18-12-20-11—61) (FG/3-pt): Gudenkauf 3-1-0-7, Garland 2/2-0-0-10, Rogers 0-0-1-0, Shields 3-2-1-8, Birk 2/3-1-0-14, Ohl 7-0-2-14, Stephens 0-0-2-0, Meyer 1-0-3-2, Seabolt 3-0-1-6. TOTALS: 21/5-4-10-61.
Hartford girls (4-6-9-2—21) (FG/3-pt): Schwinghamer 1-1-0-3, Higgins 0-0-1-0, Farr 3-1-3-7, Wilkerson 1-0-3-2, Bailey 1/1-0-1-5, Wilson 1-0-0-2, Roberts 0-0-1-0, Veach 1-0-1-2. TOTALS: 8/1-2-10-21.
SCCH boys (16-11-15-17—59) (FG/3-pt): Beyer 2-2-NA-6, Spencer 2-2-NA-6, Smith 2-1-NA-5, Kraft 0/1-0-NA-3, Graham 2/1-0-NA-7, Bryan 3-1-NA-7, A. Ludolph 6-2-NA-14, Stohs 3-0-NA-6, C. Ludolph 2-1-NA-5. TOTALS: 22/1-9-NA-59.
Lebo boys (13-11-11-19—54) (FG/3-pt): Holmes 0-1-NA-1, Gould 4-7-NA-15, Johnston 4/1-4-NA-15, Perry 2-5-NA-9, Linsey 1-0-NA-2, Barker 1-0-NA-2, White 2-6-NA-10. TOTALS: 14/1-23-NA-54.
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