It will be father vs. son Friday in the semifinals of the 44th annual Adolph Rupp Invitational in Halstead.
Moundridge’s boys outlasted Haven 50-42 in Monday’s first round, setting up a semifinal game against Douglass, a 60-51 winner over Garden Plain.
Moundridge is coached by Vance Unrau, while Douglass is coached by his son, Ty.
Moundridge used an 18-12 fourth quarter to break open the tight game with Haven. Freshman Anthony Otte stepped up big for MHS, scoring 14 points. Hunter Enyart nailed down the victory by making 7 of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter and finished with 11 points.
The Unrau showdown takes place at 6 p.m. Friday.
• Hesston boys 70, Riley County 30 — In the opening round at Hillsboro, what was already a healthy 34-18 halftime lead became even more of a breather as the Swathers outscored Riley County 26-4 in the third quarter.
Hesston simply was on fire, canning 28 of 43 shots, a stunning 21 of 26 inside the arc.
Grant Raleigh was white-hot, pouring in 22 points, making 9 of 13 shots. Tyler McCartney and Brad Simpson chipped in with 10 apiece.
Hesston plays Holcomb at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the semifinals.
• Salina Central girls 76, Smoky Valley 16 — The Mustangs, ranked No. 3 in Class 5A, overwhelmed the Vikings, who were coming off their first win of the year.
The Vikings, who play Clay Center at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the consolation round, were led by Hannah McBride with six points. Salina Central was paced by Nebraska-bound guard Emily Wood with 16. Central jumped out to a 17-2 lead and was never headed.
• Derby Invasion boys 59, Canton-Galva 31 — In the opening round of the 40th annual Canton-Galva Invitational, the host Eagles couldn’t deal with the Invasion's height.
Derby led 17-5 after a quarter and added to its lead as the game went along.
Travis Unruh led C-G with eight points, while Connor Farnham and Tanner Klingensmith chipped in with six apiece. Klingensmith also had six rebounds.
“Derby’s size gave us fits all night,” said C-G coach Shane Duncan, whose tallest starter is 6-0 while Derby went 6-5, 6-3, 6-2. “We got great looks in the first half, but couldn’t hit a shot. We were 0 of 11 from 3-point, but 4 of 10 in the second half. Too little, too late.”
Bennington stopped Sedgwick 56-40 in Monday’s other game, which means Canton-Galva and Sedgwick meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in consolation action.