AFTON — The 13th-ranked Mounds girls rolled to their second straight win in the Afton Coca-Cola Classic, but it's no surprise to coach Brett Brooksher.
“Coming in, did I expect to score that much? I don’t know … we averaged pretty close to 70 or 80 last year,” Brooksher said following his Lady Eagles’ 81-48 victory over Afton Tuesday night.
Mounds opened the tournament with a 93-34 win over Miami on Monday.
In another girls’ game Tuesday, Fairland topped Quapaw 42-26.
The Mounds boys improved to 2-0 in the tournament with a 54-34 win against Quapaw.
A final three pool games are scheduled for Thursday: Fairland vs. Kansas girls, 4 p.m.; Fairland vs. Kansas boys, 5:30 p.m.; and Afton vs. Miami girls, 7 p.m.
Consolation and third-place games will be Friday with championship play on Saturday.
Cheyenne Crain and Sydney Newberry had 20 and 19 points, respectively, for Mounds, which broke out to a 13-0 lead.
MHS was up 31-7 after one, 58-14 at the break and 70-31 heading into the final stanza.
“We’re playing pretty well … we’re playing hard,” said Brooksher, whose father, the late Carroll Brooksher, coached at Wyandotte for five years and was principal at Commerce High School for four years. “We have our top four scorers back (from a team that went 25-5). I knew we were going to have a really good year. We just never seem to slow down.”
Brooksher is in his fifth season at Mounds.
Fairland 47, Quapaw 26
The Lady Owls trailed 7-5 after the first quarter but flipped things with a 12-6 margin in the second.
Fairland went on to outscore the Lady Wildcats 17-4 and 13-9 over the final two frames.
Kyndall Davis’ 13 points headed up the scoring for Fairland. She was joined in double figures by Nikki Dingle, who added 11.
Breanne Johnson netted eight points, followed by Savannah Hutchison with six, Vanna Crosby with five and Cayden Harper and Brooke Tudor with two each.
MaKinsey Thomasson scored eight for Quapaw, which also picked up five from Mya Nichols, three each from Lakyn Buffalo and Kiana Turner and two each from Chloe White and Katelyn Schooley. Trinity Lasswell chipped in with a free throw.
Mounds 54, Quapaw 34
Brandon Ertel and Seth Simpson had 25 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Eagles.
Mounds stretched a 12-4 first quarter lead into a 27-11 halftime advantage.
The Eagles held a 15-10 edge in the third period.
Jonas Gregory scored 10 points for Quapaw. Joe Baker had eight, followed by Rex Burkybile with seven, Kai Anderson with five and Tyler Lee and Caleb Hoffman with two each.