Buhler Crusaders Nearly Sweep Winning 4 of 5

Create: 02/07/2018 - 05:55

WHS Color Guard Pictured - They performed at halftime of the Boys Varsity Game @ WHS Tuesday evening...

It was Crusaders vs Crusaders Tuesday evening out at WHS - Buhler was in town and the host Crusaders were going to have to step it up to control the quickness and precision of most of their basketball squads. When all the CRUSADER DUST settled, Buhler would head back north with 4 wins out of 5 games - here's an overview of scoring, outcomes and some picture links:

Final score was Buhler C-Team Boys 51, WHS 32.

Blake Saffell 10, Tanner Meyer 7, Trenton Bannister 6, John Long 4, Berkeley Wright 4, Kade Adams 1.

BHS 65 WHS 35 (5-7) (2-3)

Silas Popplewell 8, Zane Cornejo 5, Cade Fairbanks 5, John Long 4, Jacob Ewing 3, Austin Soles 3, Zander Vargas 3, Tyler Brown 2, Blake Rausch 2.

BHS 45 WHS 26 (4-10) (2-3)

Ian King 16, Silas Popplewell 5, DeAndre Washington 4, Grey Hatfield 1



BHS 57 WHS 51 (10-3) (5-0)
Lexi Clift 13, McKenna Jones 10, Natalie Henning 6, Myriland French 8, Mykiland French 4, Kylie Aufdengarten 4, Draven Warnock 4, Kadin Brown 2

Field Goals 15/38 39% / Free Throws 9/13 69%
3 Pointers 4/32 13% / Turnovers 34
Off. Reb. 23 / Def. Reb. 22 / Steals 17 / Asst. 10

BHS 36 WHS 52 (8-6) (3-2)
Taylor Meyer 23, Avery Rusk 20, Shayland French 4, Lexi Clift 2, Rylee Rusk 2, Jacelyn Buck 1

Field Goals 13/24 54% / Free Throws 11/21 52%
3 Pointers 5/23 22% / Turnovers 13
Off. Reb. 12 / Def. Reb. 23 / Steals 10 / Asst. 


Next up for the Crusaders and Lady Crusaders will be Andale HS, @ Andale this coming Friday, Feb. 9th. Action gets underway there at 4:15PM with C-Team Boys and JV Girls taking to the courts at that time…followed by JV Boys around 5:45, then Varsity Girls @ 6:00PM, followed by Varsity Boys around 7:30pm.

Good Luck to the Crusaders – Andale is always a tough place to play.

The WHS Varsity and JV Wrestlers will be in action again on Thursday this week, at Winfield HS. That’ll be a Double Dual meet with host Winfield and McPherson beginning @ 5PM.

The JV Wrestlers on Saturday this week will travel to Remington HS for an Invitational being held there beginning at 9AM.

Of course, WMS Girls and Boys Basketball are over, but Knight Wrestling continues on! They will be at HOME this Thursday vs Haysville, Prairie Hills and Winfield. The Double Dual action will commence at 4:30pm in the WMS Main Gym…so come out and support the young wrestlers who are presently 2-2 in dual action.

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Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at shs74@wellington.cc or on Facebook or at any Crusader and/or Knight event year-round.