Midseason Basketball report: Sumner County teams return to action this week with lots to prove

first_imgMed. Lodge 1-1 5-0 Med. Lodge 0-0 League 4-1 W. Independent Argonia Belle Plaine Oxford C. Springs Chaparral Andale West Elk 0-2 Wellington W. Collegiate 0-5 1-2 0-5 Caldwell 0-0 Central Plains Girls 3-2 Overall 1-2 2-0 Central Plains Boys 1-5 Caldwell 5-0 0-2 5-1 2-3 Mulvane 0-0 1-1 W. Trinity 0-0 Garden Plain Mulvane 0-2 League Oxford 1-2 League Argonia 2-0 Bluestem Wellington boys The Crusader boys are 2-3 but after two frustrating losses in the Kingman tournament in which they let two fourth quarter leads slip away, this team could easily be 4-1.Still, Wellington finished December on the right foot with an impressive 92-65 victory over Mulvane. It’s been awhile since the Crusaders have scored 90 points in a game.Wellington will host the 5-0 Wichita Collegiate Spartans tomorrow in what is always going to be a daunting task for the Crusaders. Friday, Wellington travels to Circle, which is 4-1, a 63-37 loss to Andale.Once Wellington gets through this week, things look a little easier for the Dukes. The Crusaders host a beatable 3-3 Clearwater team before playing El Dorado that is 0-4 for the season thus far. That will lead Wellington into the Chaparral Tournament which is always a week-long event that the Crusaders could win.————— 3-3 Clearwater 4-2 Central 1-2 Chaparral 4-1 2-1 2-0 0-5 Clearwater 4-1 0-5 3-2 Udall 2-3 1-2 2-0 Belle Plaine girlsIt will be a tough go for the Lady Dragons this season as the team is 0-5 and have not been within single digits in any of those losses.Conway Springs girls The Lady Cardinals have improved to 3-2 overall, and 2-0 in the CPL after its big 37-33 win over Cheney before Christmas break. Conway Springs returns to action with a huge test Tuesday night, battling Douglass there. The Bulldogs are 5-1 and also 2-0 in the CPL. Garden Plain is the other undefeated 2-0 CPL team.————— League Wellington girls The Lady Crusaders are currently Sumner County’s hottest basketball team. They are 2-0 in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail Div. IV league for the first time in their history. They are 5-0 overall for the first time in their history. The team is ranked No. 4 in the Topeka Capital Journal poll and No. 6 in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll.But this week is huge for them. The Crusaders have their home opener(!) against Wichita Collegiate on Tuesday.The Spartans are 3-2 but more importantly 2-0 in the AV-CTL DIV with wins over Mulvane and Clearwater. The Crusaders then will travel to Circle in what could be for the league championship. The T-birds are 4-1 and beat Andale 45-36 before spring break.If Wellington can stay undefeated this week, then they will host Clearwater and travel to El Dorado in winnable games. They could be heading into the ultra-competitive Haven Tournament with an unblemished record.Wellington head coach Eric Adams provided AV-CTL Div. IV statistics:Team OffenseWellington    57.1 ppgCircle           46.2 ppgCollegiate     43.4 ppgClearwater    38.2 ppgAndale         35.0 ppgMulvane        29.4 ppgTeam DefenseCircle           37.6 ppgCollegiate     38.0 ppgWellington    39.7 ppgClearwater    43.2 ppgAndale         51.0 ppgMulvane       54.1 ppgWellington Lady Crusader Basketball Team StatsOffense: 57.0Defense: 39.7Diff: +17.3Reb. Avg: 32.2Assists Per Game: 12.2Steals Per Game: 9.5Blocks Per Game: 6.8Total Deflections: 812 pt FGM: 762 pt FGA: 1712 pt FG %: 44%3 pt FGM: 243 pt FGA: 583 pt FG %: 40%FTM: 60FTA: 87FT: 69%————— W. Independent 1-4 5-1 AV-CTL DIV Girls Belle Plaine 0-2 South Haven 3-2 South Haven 3-0 4-0 2-4 1-1 0-3 2-0 3-1 2-4 2-0 Cheney 2-4 2-1 3-1 4-1 Circle Flinthills W. Trinity 0-0 CV-Dexter 2-0 2-3 Wellington 2-4 0-0 Conway Springs Bluestem 2-4 Argonia girlsThe very young Red Raiders are 1-5 at the moment but look to turn things around at West Elk this Friday.Caldwell girls The Lady Bluejays are 2-4 but have an opportunity to get back to .500 with games against Central and Udall. Both teams are 2-4.Oxford girlsThe Wildcats have one win so far this season. Cedar Vale-Dexter, at 1-5, is an opportunity for Oxford to get a second win.South Haven girlsThe Lady Cardinals are 2-3. Like the other Sumner County teams, none which have a winning record, the opportunity presents itself for victories in the forecast.Follow us on Twitter. 0-0 2-3 Douglass 1-5 4-2 W. Collegiate 3-3 Udall Andale South Central Border League Boys 2-0 0-0 Flinthills 1-2 South Central League Girls 0-0 Douglass 0-2 1-5 2-2 0-0 0-0 West Elk 0-0 CV-Dexter 2-3 Sedan 1-4 Overall Overall 1-5 Overall 3-3 0-0 Central Overall League Argonia boys The Argonia boys have a good shot of finishing in the top three of the SCBL, but Friday’s game at West Elk will go a long ways into determining that scenario. With a win there, the Red Raiders could be 6-2 going into the SCBL Tournament.Oxford boysKyle Green’s team is young, but has been very competitive early including getting to the Fairfield Tournament Championship finals. Oxford hosts Cedar Vale-Dexter and South Haven, both winnable SCBL opponents, which should put it at 5-3 going into the SCBL Tourney.Caldwell boysThe Bluejays were getting significant accolades in the early polls, but are at 3-3 going into this weekend. A 20-point victory over Udall just before break should help get things rolling. Caldwell has Central Burden and Udall on the road. They too could be 5-3 at SCBL tournament time.South Haven boysThe Cardinals are 1-5. They travel to Wichita Homeschool before returning to SCBL play hosting Oxford and traveling to Flinthills. AV-CTL Div. IV Boys 0-0 5-0 Sedan 0-0 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Belle Plaine boysJoe Newman’s troop is a much better basketball team than what it was a year ago. Although it is 2-3, like Wellington, Belle Plaine has lost a couple of games by less than 4 points which would have put the Dragons at 4-1 going into Christmas break.Belle Plaine will be hosting Wichita Independent Tuesday which is leading the Central Plains League with a 3-0 league record and 5-1 overall.Conway Springs boys The Cardinals appear to be on a roll — going 4-1 in December including a big win against Cheney right before Christmas break after finishing second in the Kingman Tournament. At 2-0 in the CPL, Conway Springs has an opportunity to snag two more victories against Douglass and Medicine Lodge.Not a bad start for Paul Lange in his first year as head Conway Springs boys basketballcoach.————— 3-2 1-2 0-0 3-3 0-6 0-4 0-0 1-4 2-0 0-0 Circle 1-2 Overall by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Technically, it is not the midseason; only a quarter of the high school basketball games have been played thus far. But there is no doubt that when January hits, basketball teams play with more urgency and the season shifts into a higher gear. One can argue including the three weeks of preseason practice, midseason has arrived.Hoops begin Tuesday night for Wellington and Central Plains League teams. Most of the South-Central Border League teams won’t return to action until Friday.  Here’s a look at each Sumner County teams as the season goes uninterrupted from this point forward. 2-0 0-0 1-4 Garden Plain League 1-5 2-4 0-3 0-2 0-0 5-0last_img

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