And wins tournament opener at Eudora, too
EUDORA Baldwin High School made it two in a row with a well-played 63-52 win over Kansas City Turner in the opening round of the Cardinal Invitational Tournament here Monday night.
BHS used a strong third quarter to pull away from Turner. BHS was up 27-25 at halftime, but used an 18-5 surge in the third frame to break the game open.
"It was a big win," said BHS coach Jeff Haas. "It puts us in the next round of the tournament. It's good to be in the winner's bracket."
BHS built as big a lead as 17 points in the second half, but settled for the final 11-point margin, just as happened in the opening-season victory over Osawatomie.
The Bulldogs used well balanced scoring, too, and a combination of inside-outside play to do. BHS's 14--10 first-quarter lead came all from inside. Then the guard play picked it up for a 27-25 halftime lead. It was a combination that led the third-quarter surge that made the difference.
The balance showed in the scoring department, too. Sophomore guard Andrew Hannon led the way with 21 points. Junior guard Joe Gipp added 15 points. The inside play of senior posts Eric Brown and Hugh Murphy also came into play, with Murphy scoring 11 points and Brown chipping in with 10.
BHS faced off with Spring Hill in the second round of tourney play Tuesday night, but results weren't available by press time.