Roundup of area girls basketball games for Thursday, Jan. 29
Playing its eighth game in 17 days didn’t slow William Chrisman down any Thursday.
The Bears jumped out to a 24-2 lead in the first quarter on the way to a 70-38 rout of visiting Center.
It’s the fourth straight win for the Bears (11-8) and third this week.
“We’ve been working on starting the game with more intensity than we have the last couple of nights,” Chrisman coach Lindsay Thompson said. “This is our eighth game in 17 days – Saturday will be our ninth in 19 days. They’re tired and worn out.”
Kealee McAhan led the Bears with 20 points, while freshman Ciera Redditt scored a career-high 19.
“She’s a stud,” Thompson said of Redditt. “She does so many things well. She’s still green and young and makes some freshman mistakes. But she is going to be a special player.”
RAYTOWN 44, TRUMAN 41: A tough ending sent visiting Truman to a nonconference loss Thursday.
“We played better, but ran out of (gas) at the end,” Truman coach Pete Hile said.
Cassie Eggers and Kassidy Ritchel each scored 10 points for Truman (10-8). Timeka O’Neal led Raytown (10-6) with 14 points, while Inesha Hale added 13.
“We have struggled lately and our schedule has been brutal,” Raytown coach Jan Handley said. “But we played better tonight. It was a hard-fought game and a good win for us.”