Mill Valley girls, boys sweep Bishop Ward in return from winter break
After plodding through the first quarter, the Mill Valley girls basketball team easily disposed of Bishop Ward on Friday, winning, 57-41.
It was the first game back from winter break and some rust was expected as the Jaguars mustered 12 points in the first quarter. It heated up in the second when they started taking control and went into halftime with a 14-point lead.
Up to that point, Bishop Ward’s Taylor Williams – who has committed to play at Memphis next season – didn’t have a point. In the third quarter alone, she racked up 15 points and finished with 18. Though her performance put a dent in the deficit, the Cyclones could not get within striking distance.
Senior Tanner Tripp led the game with 21 points while matching Williams’ three three-pointers. Senior Stephanie Lichtenauer added 12.
Mill Valley remains unbeaten in the Kaw Valley League (5-1, 4-0) and will visit Basehor-Linwood on Tuesday.
Muldoon leads Jaguar rout
Even though the Mill Valley boys basketball team defeated Bishop Ward, 73-36, it seems as if the lead should have been much bigger.
There was just no room for Bishop Ward to breathe Friday night. Right from the tip, the Jaguars ball-hawked their way to a myriad of easy shots and the players converted.
Sophomore Patrick Muldoon led the team with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting while junior Wyatt Voorhes and senior Nathan Stacy each added 10.
At halftime, the score was 46-11 and at one point in the third, the lead swelled to 50. After losing two games heading into break, coach Justin Bogart said, the Jaguars were in no mood to mess around. There were points abound for every player who came in the game and by the fourth quarter, the starters were enjoying the game from the bench.
With the regained confidence, the Jaguars are now 4-2 (3-1 in the Kaw Valley) as they travel to a very talented Basehor-Linwood team on Tuesday.