The WHS Crusaders hosted basketball action Tuesday evening vs the Rockets of Rose Hill out at WHS. The two Varsity games were nail-biters and were not decided until late in each contest.
The Varsity Boys pulled away the last minute for a 7 pt victory over the Rockets, 59-52. Ian King scored 31 pts, a career high. A.J. Snipes remains courtside from a concussion but may be back in action on Friday @ Mulvane.
Both the WICHITA EAGLE and TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL selected "3" Lady Crusaders and "1" Crusader for State-Level Basketball Recognition!
Congratulations to SENIOR LAURYN SNIPES, 1ST TEAM ALL STATE by both publications!!
Congratulations to JUNIOR A.J. SNIPES, HONORABLE MENTION ALL STATE by both publications!!
It's do or die time for high school basketball squads across the State of Kansas - it's SUB-STATE week and most folks will be home checking in their uniforms soon, the Rose Hill and Winfield boys for instance.
Weather-wise, on the way to Clearwater Tuesday you felt like you were on your way to a track meet or baseball game! Short-sleeves were all you needed for the trip over - only slightly cooler at games' end later in the evening.
The regular season is drawing nearer to a close - hopefully the trip to Rose Hill on Tuesday goes differently in a couple weeks when the Varsity Squads will return there for 4A Sub-State action. Of course, the boys and girls winner then is what counts the most - the loser's season will be over.
The Crusaders played host Friday evening to the Andale Indians, both hoping to avenge earlier season losses at Andale, one would, one would not. The Varsity Lady Crusaders came to play Friday night and controlled the tempo for nearly the entire game. With a margin of 8 pts. at half, Wellington would sustain and add to that down the stretch to avenge their earlier season loss by 5. Final score this time around Wellington 47 Andale 35. An awesome job by the Lady Crusaders who move to 12-4 on the season.
It was CRUSADERS vs CRUSADERS Tuesday evening as Buhler hosted Wellington in "5 1/2 " games of basketball. Wellington's Lady Crusaders would win with relative ease and advance their season record to 11-4. Balanced scoring, stifling defense including "3" steals by Lauryn Snipes and awesome board work with Tayland French just missing a double-double on the evening...it was Wellington all the way in this one! In the other "4 1/2" games (C Girls Game was only 2 qtrs), the outcomes not as good.
With the Lady Crusaders on the road to their semi-final game at the 44th annual Haven Wildcat Classic, it was only "BOYS" in the house on Friday out at WHS as the CRUSADERS hosted the VIKINGS from Winfield and when all the buzzers had sounded, the "BOYS" in red had taken care of business.
The rematch from the season opener at the Kingman Tournament on Dec. 6th ended similarly Wednesday night at the 46th annual Chaparral Roadrunner Classic, in that the final score was close, unfortunately this go-round, the Conway Springs Cardinals edged out our Varsity Boys 60-57. The first game in December ended in a 2 point victory for Wellington after "3" OT's! The combined scores for those two games: Conway Springs 110 Wellington 109. Conway's only loss this season was their opener with Wellington.