By The Telegram

Cheney, the top-ranked girls team in Class 4A, lived up to their reputation on Thursday by rolling over the Ulysses Lady Tigers, 63-44, in the opening round of the Haven Wildcat Classic.

Kaylea Britton, a 6-0 junior, scored 18 points to lead the Lady Tigers (1-11). They were scheduled to play Nickerson (3-8) in a consolation game at 3 p.m. today.

In other first round games, it was Conway Springs 46-40 over Nickerson; host Haven 57-32 over Halstead and Moundridge 42-31 over Kingman.

Cheney rolled to a 24-8 first quarter lead and never looked back. It was 45-17 at halftime.

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Ulysses 8 9 18 9 -- 44

Cheney 24 21 10 8 -- 63

Ulysses (1-11) Calderwood 1 0-0 2, V. Monzon 4 0-0 10, Urbina 1 1-3 3, Rodriguez 1 0-0 3, Chavez 2 0-0 4, S. Monzon 2 0-0 4, Britton 6 5-6 18. Totals 17 6-9 44.

Cheney (11-0) P. Scheer 8 1-2 21, Nikkel 1 2-4 4, J. Scheer 2 1-1 5, Needham 1 1-4 3, Reichert 0 1-2 1, Dewey 1 0-0 2, Patterson 4 1-2 9, Quick 8 2-6 18. Totals 25 9-21 63.

3-point goals Ulysses 4 (V. Monzon 2, Rodriguez 1, Britton 1), Cheney 4 (P. Scheer 4). Fouls Ulysses 16, Cheney 9. Fouled out Ulysses (Baldwin).

Ingalls girls 44, So. Gray 42

At Dodge City, the Lady Bulldogs used a strong second quarter advantage and then held off a second-half rally by the South Gray Lady Rebels for a 44-42 victory on Thursday in the consolation bracket of the Southern Plains/Iroquois Activities Association tournament at the Civic Center.

The teams battled to a 12-12 standoff after one quarter but then a 12-4 advantage put the Lady Bulldogs on top at 24-16 at halftime. South Gray then had third and fourth quarter scoring margins of 13-10 but it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit at the intermission.

Taylor Bleumer scored 14 points to pace the Lady Bulldogs (6-6) while senior Mikayla Skidmore's 23 points were tops for the Lady Rebels (7-6).

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Ingalls 12 12 10 10 -- 44

So. Gray 12 4 13 13 -- 42

Ingalls (44) J. Droste 2 0-0 4, Schmidt 3 0-0 6, Whipple 1 3-7 5, R. Wyatt 3 1-5 7, Wendel 2 0-0 4, Bleumer 6 2-4 14, C. Wyatt 2 0-0 4. Totals 19 6-16 44.

So. Gray (42) Skidmore 6 9-13 23, Unruh 1 0-0 2, Axtell 2 0-0 4, Torres 2 0-0 4, Watkins 4 1-2 9, Watts 0 0-1 0. Totals 16 10-16 42.

3-point goals Ingalls 0, So. Gray 2 (Skidmore 2).