C-G girls make Sedgwick title game

By Steve Sell
January 27, 2017

Roger Trimmell had a premonition.

On Wednesday at the McPherson College basketball game, he was asked how the Canton-Galva girls would do in Thursday’s Sedgwick Invitational semifinals against No. 1 seed Fairfield.

“Mark it down,” the C-G athletic director said. “Eagles will be in the final.”

He was right.

Canton-Galva, the No. 5 seed, upset the Falcons 49-36 to advance to the finals, where they’ll play Wichita Independent at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The game’s turning point was the third quarter when the Eagles outscored the Falcons, 19-7. It was another big night for the 1-2 punch of Kelli Nightingale and Emma Ruddle, as they scored 15 points apiece.

Wichita Independent defeated Sedgwick 55-51 in the other semi.

• Inman girls 45, Belle Plaine 26 — Also at Sedgwick, Inman will play for fifth place at 2:30 Saturday against Chaparral after coasting by winless Belle Plaine.

Inman dominated the first and fourth quarters with a 22-6 advantage.

The Teutons are now 5-7. They were led by MaKayla Michael with 10 points.

• Life Prep girls 57, Moundridge 32 — At Great Bend, the Wildcats ran into a buzzsaw.

Life Prep raced to a 38-15 halftime lead as it shot lights out. It will play unbeaten Central Plains tonight in what should be a great final

Lexi Lorimor and Natalie Kaufman scored 7 points to lead the Wildcats, who play St. John in today’s third-place game.