Basketball roundup: Mill Valley girls win El Dorado Lady Cat Classic
The Mill Valley girls basketball team won its second regular season tournament after defeating Gardner-Edgerton, 48-45, in overtime on Saturday in the El Dorado Lady Cat Classic championship game.
After Gardner-Edgerton (8-4) had Mill Valley's number last season — upending the Jaguars three times — MV (12-2, No. 2 in Class 5A) has turned the tables on the Trailblazers. Mill Valley also defeated Gardner-Edgerton, 38-23, in the Huhtamaki Hardwood Classic championship game on Dec. 6 in De Soto. The Jaguars and Trailblazers aren't scheduled to meet again with Gardner-Edgerton now in the Sunflower League.
The Jaguars will try to push their winning streak to five games when they play host to Blue Valley Southwest (6-8) at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
SMNW girls upends Ulysses, finishes 5th at McPherson tournament
The Shawnee Mission Northwest girls basketball team held Ulysses to four first-half points en route to a 38-26 victory in the fifth-place game of the Mid America Classic McPherson Roundhouse tournament.
Hannah Black and Jordann Nachbar led the Cougars with 15 and 11 points, respectively.
The Cougars (8-5, No. 8 in 6A) will return to Sunflower League play at 5:30 p.m. Friday for a home game against SM South (5-7).
SMN girls outlast Great Bend in OT, takes 7th at Glacier's Edge Invitational
Shawnee Mission North's girls basketball team had its highest scoring game of the season in a 63-59 overtime win over Great Bend in the seventh-place game of the Glacier's Edge Invitational in Emporia.
The win over Panthers (3-9) snapped the Indians' four-game losing streak. The Indians (3-9) will try to keep rolling when they return to Sunflower League play at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Olathe West (6-6).
St. James boys falls to Quincy Notre Dame
St. James Academy's boys basketball team came up short against Quincy Notre Dame, 48-46.
The Thunder (3-9) owned a 27-24 lead following a Casey Worley layup, but before the Raiders (14-7) went on an 11-3 run to end the third quarter. It was a one-possession game for most of the fourth, but the Thunder couldn't get over the hump.
Jack Moellers made five 3-pointers to lead the Thunder with 15 points. Worley joined Moellers in double figures with 14.
St. James will travel to St. Thomas Aquinas (6-7) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.