January 13th, 2018
Written by Greg Rahe
The Emporia High girls and boys basketball teams picked up wins over Junction City Friday night. The Lady Spartans out scored the Blue Jays 53-31. The Spartans defeated Junction City 61-51.
The Lady Spartans jumped out to a 17-4 lead and never trailed on the way to a 53-31 win. Emporia High led 27-18 at halftime and 34-22 going to the 4th quarter. Coach Carolyn Dorsey said it was a good win.
Drew Davis and Taylor Milleson were the leading scorers for Emporia High finishing with 12 points each. The Emporia High girls are now 5-4 for the season and 2-3 in Centennial league play. They next play at Shawnee Heights next Friday.
The Emporia High boys used a strong 4th quarter to seal a 61-51 win over Junction City. The game was tied at 15 after the first quarter. The Spartans led 28-21 at halftime going to the 4th quarter it was a 41-40 lead for Emporia High. The Spartans out scored Junction City 20-11 to close out the win. Coach Beau Welch called it a frustrating win.
Dylan Farr and Jace Stewart were the leading scorers for Emporia High with 15 points. Ja'len Carter added 13. The Spartans improve to 7-2 and 3-2 in the Centennial league. The Emporia High boys open play in the Ralph Miller Classic at Chanute Thursday against Chanute.
Centennial League scores:
Highland Park 54 Topeka High 44 - girls
Topeka High 70 Highland Park 56 - boys
Manhattan 77 Topeka West 23 - girls
Manhattan 69 Topeka West 43 - boys
Topeka Seaman 62 Topeka Hayden 47 -girls
Topeka Seaman 63 Topeka Hayden 58 OT - boys
Washburn Rural 58 Shawnee Heights 25 - girls
Washburn Rural 52 Shawnee Heights boys
Olpe 87 Burlingame 29 - girls
Olpe 47 Burlingame 32 - boys
Hartford 56 Waverly 47 - girls
Hartford 51 Waverly 49 - boys
Madison 31 Southern Coffey County 21 - girls
Southern Coffey County 43 Madison 41 - boys
Lebo 46 Marais des Cygnes Valley 43 - girls
Lebo 38 Marais des Cygnes Valley 35 - boys
Osage City 43 Lyndon 38 OT - girls
Lyndon 45 Osage City 44 - boys
Council Grove 49 West Franklin 35 - girls
Council Grove 63 West Franklin 33 - boys