AFTON — Kansas opened play in the Afton Coca-Cola Classic with a pair of wins against Quapaw.
The 3A No. 9 Lady Comets rolled to a 76-26 win before the KHS boys picked up a 55-24 decision on Monday, Dec. 4.
In girls’ game Tuesday, Dec. 5, it was Afton 45, Miami 29, and Quapaw 26, Fairland 25.
The Fairland boys held on for a 45-41 win.
Thursday’s round robin schedule includes Kansas vs. Miami girls, 5 p.m.; Kansas vs. Fairland boys, 6:30 p.m., and Afton vs. Fairland girls, 8 p.m.
The schedule for Saturday includes the girls’ third-place game at 5 p.m.; the boys’ championship at 6:30 p.m. and the girls’ championship at 8 p.m.
Kansas 76, Quapaw 26
Kansas drilled 10 3-point goals over the course of the game. It had five in the first quarter, three in the second and two in the third.
The Lady Comets jumped out to a 20-5 lead in the first quarter then rolled into the half with a 44-12 advantage.
They continued to pull away in the second half with 17-8 and 15-6 margins.
Skyler Evans and Lu Attocknie scored six points each while Mya Nichols and Audrianna Lafalier added five each.
Kelie Schroeder and Tori Harris chipped in with two points each.
Teri Leaf scored 16 and Haley Buck added 12 — all in fourth quarter — for Kansas.
Quapaw 26, Fairland 25
The Lady Wildcats held on in the fourth quarter to claim their second win against Fairland in five days.
Quapaw needed overtime to beat the Lady Owls 40-35 on Friday, Dec. 1.
The Lady Cats were ahead 9-8 following the opening frame then went into the break with a 16-14 advantage.
Quapaw bumped its lead to five heading into the fourth quarter, when the Lady Owls held a 6-2 edge.
Attocknie scored 11 for the Lady Wildcats, who also picked up six from Karissa Anderson, five from Evans and four from Nichols.
Brooke Tudor’s eight points topped the scoring for Fairland.
Savannah Hutchison scored four points while Jessica Roberts, Cayden Harper and Kyndall Davis three.
Details of the Miami-Afton game are elsewhere in today’s issue of the News-Record.
Kansas 55, Quapaw 24
The Comets grabbed an early 19-7 lead and pulled away.
It was 31-12 at the break and 41-19 going into the fourth.
Glass scored 15 and Pickup added 10 for Kansas.
Quapaw’s leading scorer was Kai Anderson with seven points.
Chris Durbin, Matt Lovell and Jordan Carolus tallied four each, Jacob Gregory and Rex Burkybile each had two and Kale Thomasson chipped in with a free throw
Fairland 45, Quapaw 42
A 25-14 edge in the second half helped carry the Owls.
Quapaw led 18-12 at the turn then held a 10-8 edge in the second quarter.
The Owls pulled to within four going into the fourth quarter then got the win with a 14-7 margin over the final eight minutes.
Fairland had two players score in double figures: James Morris with 14 and Cole Cawlfield with 10.
Thatcher Smalley scored seven, Isaac Mathews six, Jose Garcia four for the Owls and Cayden Elliott and Jay Padberg two each.
Anderson’s nine points topped the scoring for Quapaw.
Lovell had eight, followed by Dravyn Blunk, seven; Gregory, six; Durbin, four; Thomasson and Carolus, three each, and Burkybile, two.