WELCH — The Chetopa (Kansas) Lady Hornets overcame an early 8-2 deficit to beat Commerce, 47-33, in first-round girls action Monday in Blue Division Pool B play of the annual Kenneth Sooter Invitational basketball tournament at Welch High School.

 

Cambri Conrad scored 10 of her game-high 12 points in the second period for a 14-13 halftime advantage over the Lady Tigers.

 

Commerce hit only six shots from the field and five free throws in the second half.

 

Megan Wright and Leah Porter each added nine of Chetopa.

 

Morgan Ballard led the Lady Tigers with 10 marker, Josalynn Barr hit eight and Myla Miller added seven.

 

Foyil 40, Quapaw 16

 

The Lady Panthers got balanced scoring as they hammered the Lady Wildcats in Blue Division Pool B play Monday at Welch.

 

Quapaw’s poor shooting from the field and the Lady Panthers’ pressure defense helped Foyil to build a 14-1 margin. They led 21-1 at halftime.

 

The Lady Wildcats shot better in the second half, but Foyil’s large margin was too much to overcome.

 

Kassidy West led Foyil with a game-high nine points.

 

Makinsey Thomasson and Kiana Turner led Quapaw with seven each.

 

Fairland 42, Copan 41

 

FAIRLAND — In a back-and-forth battle, the Lady Owls pulled out a narrow one-point win over the Lady Hornets Monday in first-round action of White Division Pool A play.

 

Copan had a 12-11 lead early and went into halftime with a 21-17 margin.

 

A pair of 3-point baskets each by Breanne Johnson and Dallia Kirsey helped Fairland take a 32-28 advantage.

 

Winter Williams scored nine points for Copan in the fourth, but the Lady Hornets’ rally fell short. Williams finished with a game-high 21 points.

 

Johnson led Fairland with a team-high 18, Ciara Allen chipped in eight and Kirsey had seven.

 

Wesleyan Christian 38, Fairland JV 23

 

FAIRLAND — The Lady Mustangs got a game-high 11 points from Alicia Deal as they post in first-round action of White Division Pool A play Monday.

 

Wesleyan held a 24-10 lead at halftime.

 

Starla York hit a team-high eight and Peyton Long added six for Fairland.