2012-13 High School Basketball Preview

Basketball roundup: SMNW, Maranatha boys hoops take third in mid-season tournaments
January 22, 2017
The Shawnee Mission Northwest and Maranatha Christian Academy boys basketball teams finished third, and De Soto took fourth in their respective mid-season tournaments.
Boys basketball roundup: St. James cruises past Father Tolton Catholic
January 21, 2017
St. James Academy’s boys basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 73-50 road win over Father Tolton Catholic on Friday. In other area action, Shawnee Mission North lost at the buzzer to Schlagle, Wamego topped De Soto, Kansas City Christian topped Maranatha Christian Academy and SM East rolled past Mill Valley.
Girls basketball roundup: De Soto advances to Tongie title game
January 21, 2017
The De Soto girls team will be taking on Silver Lake in the Tonganoxie Invitational title game for the second straight year after defeating Wamego, 38-32, Friday. In other area action on Friday, Bishop Miege defeated Mill Valley, Leavenworth upended Shawnee Mission North, Notre Dame de Sion pushed past St. James Academy. Maranatha Christian Academy picked up its second win of the season on Thursday against Bishop Seabury.
BVN, Bullock fend off SMNW in Viking Classic semifinals
January 21, 2017
There was not much that Shawnee Mission Northwest’s boys basketball team could do to stop Blue Valley North senior Colby Bullock during its 69-61 loss to the Mustangs on Friday in the Viking Classic semifinals at SM West. Bullock scored his first bucket just four seconds after the opening tip, and kept lighting up the scoreboard the rest of the way en route to pouring in a game-high 36 points. CC Ghilardi led the Cougars with 21 points.
SMNW girls hoops handles SM South after slow start in first quarter
January 20, 2017
The Shawnee Mission Northwest girls basketball team shut out Shawnee Mission South in the first quarter in the first matchup between the Sunflower League foes on Dec. 16, so the fact that the Cougars were trailing the Raiders after the first eight minutes of Thursday’s rematch took them a little bit off guard. The Cougars more than made up for the disappointing first quarter, though, as they rolled past the Raiders, 57-31, to improve to 7-3 on the season.
Basketball roundup: St. James girls sink SM West; SMNW boys cruise past Lansing
January 19, 2017
St. James Academy’s girls basketball team put an end to a seven-game losing streak by outlasting SM West, 43-40, in the consolation semifinals of the Blue Valley North KA-MO Classic on Wednesday. Shawnee Mission Northwest’s boys basketball team won its first-round game over the Viking Classic at SM West, as the Cougars upended Lansing, 62-48, on Wednesday.
Boys basketball roundup: Maranatha upends McLouth; SMN falls to Ottawa
January 18, 2017
Maranatha Christian Academy pulled away in the second half to earn a 61-50 victory over McLouth in its opener of the McLouth tournament on Tuesday. Shawnee Mission North fell to Ottawa, 72-44, in its second game of the Bobcat Basketball Invitational at Basehor-Linwood.
Girls basketball roundup: SMNW, De Soto, Mill Valley pick up victories
January 18, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest upended Topeka, De Soto topped Tonganoxie and Mill Valley coasted past Lansing to highlight Shawnee-area girls basketball action. Shawnee Mission North fell to Blue Valley Northwest, St. James lost to Staley (Mo.) and Maranatha came up short against Riverside.
SM North falls to Hayden in Bobcat Basketball Invitational opener
January 17, 2017
Shawnee Mission North boys basketball coach Steve Stitzer admitted that there were quite a few things that his team needed to improve on after the Indians’ 70-40 loss to Topeka Hayden on Monday in first pool play game of the Bobcat Basketball Invitational. The Indians (2-6) won’t get a chance to pick apart any of their miscues from their loss to Hayden in practice before taking the court again for their second pool play game at 4:30 p.m. today against Ottawa, but Stitzer definitely expects a better overall effort against the Cyclones.
St. James girls basketball looks for consistency, falls to BVSW
January 13, 2017
After facing two defending state champions in St. Thomas Aquinas and Bishop Miege in two of its first three Eastern Kansas League games, the St. James Academy girls basketball team was eager to face a comparable opponent on Thursday in Blue Valley Southwest. The Thunder were neck and neck with the Timberwolves for three-plus quarters, but BV Southwest pulled away midway through the fourth to top St. James, 44-34.
Basketball roundup: SMNW boys roll after Ghilardi’s first-quarter buzzer-beater
January 11, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest junior CC Ghilardi hit a 60-foot buzzer beater to end the first quarter, and the Cougars never looked back in their 63-53 win over Olathe North on Tuesday.
Short-handed Indians fall Olathe Northwest, 64-47
January 11, 2017
Olathe Northwest’s hot-shooting from the perimeter and play in the post from Luke Waters proved to be too much to handle for the Shawnee Mission North boys basketball team, as the Indians fell to the Ravens, 64-47, on Tuesday. The Ravens knocked down eight of their 16 3-point attempts, and Waters netted a game-high 26 points to hand the Indians’ their first home loss of the season. Danny Bradley Jr. scored all 12 of his points in the third quarter to lead the Indians, who were without leading scorer Avante Williams.
Love leads SM North girls hoops in loss to ONW
January 11, 2017
Shawnee Mission North freshman LeLe Love scored 22 points, but the Indians were unable to overcome a 15-point halftime deficit in their 49-32 loss to Olathe Northwest on Tuesday.
St. James’ Thornhill named as nominee for McDonald’s All-American game
January 10, 2017
St. James Academy senior Zach Thornhill was one of 11 players from the state of Kansas to be named as a nominee for the McDonald’s All-American boys and girls basketball games on March 29 in Chicago.
Jan. 6 girls basketball roundup
January 7, 2017
De Soto moved to 6-1 on the season after a 51-30 victory on Friday over Eudora. Mariah Grizzle paced the Wildcats with 16 points. In other area action, Shawnee Mission Northwest lost to Leavenworth, 46-34, in a battle of the No. 2-ranked teams in Class 6A and 5A; SM North fell to SM East, 47-32; Blue Valley North upended St. James, 59-40; and Bishop Miege edged Mill Valley, 46-43.

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