WELCH - Seth Chenoweth got the game-tying bucket then led the way in overtime as Welch claimed a 55-46 victory over Chetopa, Kan., here Tuesday night.

Welch also posted a 50-16 decision in the girls' game.

The Wildcats trailed 44-40 with a minute remaining in regulation, but Chenoweth had a layup to cut the gap to two.

Jacob Fansler then had a steal and fed Chenoweth to get the game-tying bucket.

“They held for a last shot and we played good defense, Welch coach Josh Schertz said. “We made them take a tough shot to beat us. We got real aggressive in overtime.

Chenoweth scored nine of the Wildcats' 11 points in the extra period. He was 7-of-8 at the free throw line.

Andrew Marlow had a bucket for Welch's other two points.

Chetopa carried a 21-17 lead into the half, but the Cats turned the tables with a 16-11 edge in the third period.

Each team scored 11 points in the fourth quarter.

Chenoweth finished with 19 points. Marlow and Fansler chipped in with 14 and 12, respectively.

Arons scored 13 points, Krause had 10 and Grant scored 10 for the Hornets.

In the girls' game, Welch jumped out to a 16-5 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

The Lady Wildcats led 29-8 at intermission then outscored the Kansans 7-3 in the third quarter.

Welch put the wraps on its sixth win in 11 games with a 14-5 advantage over the last eight minutes.

“Their first six were freshmen, Welch coach Shawn Goodwin said. “They are much improved from teams in the past. They will be good in a couple of years.

Kalleigh Chrz scored 21 points to lead the offensive attack for Welch. Allison Chenoweth added seven points.

Richeal Lapee scored four points and Emily Moses, Alyssa Ballard and Jennifer Carroll scored three each.

Welch entertains Commerce Friday in Lucky 7 Conference games.

Girls

Chetopa, Kan. 5 3 3 5 - 16

Welch 16 13 7 14 - 50

Chetopa - Lapee 4, Moses 3, Ballard 3, Carroll 3, Ingram 2, Kepner 1.

Welch - Chrz 21, Chenoweth 7, Kenworthy 5, Amos 4, Fansler 2, Diaz 2, Eckles 2, McClurg 2, Marlow 2.

3-point goals - Chetopa, Ballard 1; Welch, Layton, 1, Chenoweth 1, Chrz 1, Kenworthy 1.

Boys

Chetopa,Kan. 6 15 12 11 2 - 46

Welch 6 11 16 11 11 - 55

Chetopa - Arons 13, Krause 11, Grant 10, Kabrey 6, Wilson 6.

Welch - Chenoweth 19, Marlow 14, Fansler 12, Kenyoun 8, Mayfield 2.