Hesston boys wrap up perfect regular season

By Steve Sell
February 28, 2014

Hesston High’s boys completed a perfect regular season Thursday night with a 66-51 victory over Haven.

The Swathers take a 20-0 record and No. 1 Class 3A state ranking into sub-state play next week. 

Hesston had its usual balance, as its “Big Four” hit for double figures, led by Wyatt McKinney with 15, 11 of those in the third quarter. Ryan Schadler added 14 points, Tyler McCartney scored 11 and Grant Raleigh chipped in with 10.

Hesston led 38-17 at the half, but Haven scored 23 points in the third quarter for cosmetic purposes.

The Hesston girls finished 19-1 and also will take a No. 1 Class 3A state ranking into sub-state. They dispatched Haven 51-23 behind 16 points by Caylee Richardson.

The first quarter was a harbinger of things to come as the Swathers raced to an 18-4 advantage.

• Elyria Christian School girls 42, Central Christian 24 — The Eagles assured themselves of a winning season as the success improved their record to 11-9, but they have much loftier expectations — a trip to the state tournament.

Elyria outscored Central Christian 23-9 during the middle two quarters. Rachel Adamyk poured in 18 points to lead the Eagles.

“Rachel Adamyk played the best she has all year,” said ECS coach Greg Fields, whose team was missing two starters due to illness. “With the exception of a few too many turnovers, she played about as perfect of a game that I've seen.  From shooting percentage (field goals and free throws) to blocks and steals, she played with a ton of confidence.  Our two freshmen came in with some good minutes in the varsity and played with some poise as well.  I hope this will help with our confidence going into sub-state next week.”

• Central Christian boys 75, Elyria 38 — Elyria hung right with the Cougars at the outset, down just 17-13 after a quarter. But Central outscored the Eagles 40-18 over the next two periods.

Ethan Price scored eight points for the Eagles.