Castle Rock Classic

The Dighton boys and girls basketball teams both came up short in games Tuesday at the Castle Rock Classic in Quinter.

The Hornets boys fell to Ellis, 62-41, while the Dighton girls were dropped by perennial power Hoxie 47-28.

BOYS

The Hornets kept the game close for much of the first three periods, trailing 12-10, 26-20 and just 36-33 after three periods. But the Indians exploded for 26 points in the final period while the Hornets managed just 8 for the eventual 19-point victory.

Zachary Eck, who drilled five 3-pointers for the winners, led the Indians with 19 points. David Cramer and Logan Lingg paced the Hornets with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

GIRLS

Losing a pair of 1,000-point scorers to graduation has left a big void for the Dighton girls basketball team.

Sara Cramer is now playing basketball at Hutchinson Community College and Jordan Speer is at the University of Missouri competing in track and field.

Those two players were pivotal leaders for the Hornets over the last four seasons, and coach Amy Felker is attempting to blend a group together.

Tuesday, the Hornets fell to highly-regarded Hoxie 47-28 as Rebekah Castle scored 10 points for the Indians. Nine different players scored for the winners. Ella Roberts had 12 points to lead Dighton’s scoring and no other player had more than four points.

The Indians led 20-4 after one quarter and never looked back, taking quarter leads of 30-10 and 41-15 at halftime and the third period.

Fowler Black & Gold

Girls

Ashland 42, Deerfield 34

The Deerfield Spartans dropped their opening game of the Black and Gold Tournament Tuesday night, losing to the Ashland Blue Jays, 42-34, in Fowler.

Jacki Endcott for the Blue Jays lead all scorers with 21 points and senior Sheridan Rodriguez lead all Spartans with 14 points.

Ingalls 63, Fowler 20

The Ingalls Bulldogs got off to a hot start Tuesday night, after defeating the home team and host Fowler Goldbugs, 63-20, in Fowler.

Ingalls had three players in double digits Tuesday night. Sophomore Britlyn Beach and senior Kaylee Simon both had 10 points. Leading scorer for both teams was junior Ashlyn Cure, who finished she finished with 11 points for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs were as sound defensively as they were offensively, shouting out the Goldbugs in the first quarter.