DODGE CITY — It was a tough night of shooting for the Kiowa County Mavericks girls basketball team Thursday night, and the South Gray Rebels took advantage.

South Gray advanced to the championship game of the 2019 SPIAA Tournament with a 38-32 win.

They Rebels will play South Central at 6 p.m. Saturday.

South Gray junior Christy Wiebe had a team-high 10 points. Sophomore Megan Tarn had nine. Junior Emma Jantz and sophomore Debbie Peters each had six.

As the scoring suggests, it was a team effort that allowed the Rebels to advance.

“We’re a team, that’s what makes us good is we’re a team,” Rebels coach Paul Clancy said. “We don’t have one single player. I know they manned up on Hannah (Askew) all night, they (were) box-and-oneing her and she worked extremely hard, but out other girls stepped up and that’s why we won is because it was a team effort.”

Shooting was an issue for Kiowa County, in part because the Rebels played good defense Thursday.

“We were concerned with Sabrina Thomas,” Clancy said. “She had a big game against Spearville so we were focused on her. That’s the job we wanted to do and we got that done pretty well I think.”

Thomas, a junior for the Mavericks, had 12 points, and senior Brecken VandenHoek had a game-high 13.

With the loss, the Mavericks will play Bucklin for third place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Clancy said Saturday’s game against South Central will be a tough battle, but attributed Thursday’s win to the level of competition the team has played in its league.

“We’ve played tough competition all year long,” Clancy said. “A lot of losses are within this league. It was a tough game. Kiowa County’s good, they proved that beating Spearville.”

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South Gray (10-3)

Tarn 2 5-6 9, Jantz 2 2-4 6, Wiebe 3 2-3 10, Martens 2 0-0 4, Askew 1 1-4 3, Peters 3 0-0 6. Totals 13 10-17 38.

Kiowa County (9-6)

Erickson 1 0-0 3, Vandenhoek 5 3-6 13, Rhodes 2 0-0 4, Thomas 3 6-7 12. Totals 11 9-13 32.

South Gray;8;15;9;6;—;38

Kiowa Co.;12;7;9;4;—;32

3-point goals: South Gray 2 (Wiebe 2), Kiowa Co. 1 (Erickson 1).

 

SPIAA Consolation

Minneola 37, Satanta 28

Ava Howie and Sicely Jackson each scored eight points for the Satanta girls in Thursday’s game vs. Minneola, but even in a low-scoring tilt, it wasn’t enough. Minneola won, 37-28, in the consolation game.

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Minneola

A Hornback 1 0-0 2, Lang 1 1-4 3, Wideman 0 3-5 3, K Hornbuck 4 0-0 8, Norton 2 3-4 8, Holt 2 2-2 6, Schnewies 3 0-0 7. Totals 13 9-15 37.

Satanta

Jaso 1 0-0 2, Abernathy 2 1-1 5, Olivas 1 0-0 2, Howie 3 0-0 8, Jackson 4 0-0 8, Burrows 1 1-2 3. Totals 12 2-3 28.

Minneola;7;12;7;9;—;37

Satanta;7;12;3;6;—;28

3-point goals: Minneola 2 (Norton 1, Schnewies 1), Satanta 2 (Howie 2).

 

Ingalls 62, Pawnee Heights 44

Ingalls girls basketball head coach Terra Simon said her team was disappointed after the Bulldogs los Monday’s quarterfinal game vs. Bucklin, which sent Ingalls into Thursday’s consolation round vs. Pawnee Heights.

The Bulldogs took out their frustrations on the Tigers, cruising to a 62-44 win. The Bulldogs got 24 points from Ashlyn Cure, 15 from Regan Ast and 11 from Britlyn Beach in the blowout. They led 27-8 after the first quarter, and 36-18 at half.

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Pawnee Heights

Polson 2 0-0 6, Carlson 7 1-2 18, Hands 2 0-1 4, Nondorf 2 1-4 6, Scott 1 0-0 2, Amspacker 4 0-0 8. Totals 16 2-6 44.

Ingalls

Ast 4 3-3 15, Lightner 0 4-4 4, Cure 7 7-7 24, Beach 4 3-3 11, Brandon 2 2-2 6, Wall 1 0-0 2, Whipple 0 0-1 0. Totals 18 19-20 62.

Pawnee Heights;8;10;13;13;—;44

Ingalls;27;9;16;10;—;62

3-point goals: Pawnee Heights 6 (Polson 2, Carlson 3, Nondorf 1), Ingalls 7 (Ast 4, Cure 3).

 

UPDATE: Further stats and quotes have been added to the original version of this story.