Southeast takes 7th place again

By Steve Sell
January 31, 2015
Kendall Shaw

Wichita Southeast remained undefeated in seventh-place games in the Mid America Classic Saturday afternoon.

The Buffaloes outlasted Hays 57-55 in overtime in a game that at times both teams tried to hand to the other with missed point-blank shots and shaky foul shooting.

Southeast is now 2-0 in seventh-place games in its two Classic appearances.

This one was tight all the way once Wichita Southeast erased an early 18-10 deficit.

A Natoria McCoy free throw with 2:14 left in overtime put the Buffaloes ahead for good at 53-52, then they had to survive several Hays threats, including a missed shot at the buzzer that would have tied the game.

Alex Arline scored 23 points to lead Southeast, while Jada Williams buried four 3-pointers on her way to 13 points. Maddie Keller came off the bench to lead Hays with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Audra Schmeidler scored 12 and Mattie Schlaefli scored 11.

Wichita Southeast (57) — Joseph 1-2, 0-1, 2; McCoy 3-11, 1-5, 7; Arline 6-15, 9-11, 23; Christon 1-2, 1-2, 3; Chery 0-1, 0-0, 0; Rentas 4-8, 1-2, 9; Williams 4-8, 1-2, 13. Totals — 19-48, 13-23, 57. 3-pointers — Williams 4, Arline 2.

Hays (55) — Kleweno 3-9, 2-2, 9; Smith 0-2, 1-2, 1; Schlaefli 4-10, 1-2, 11; George 1-3, 0-0, 2; Taylor 0-1, 0-0, 0; Dinkel 1-3, 1-3, 3; Keller 5-12, 3-8, 13; Parrish 2-7, 0-0, 4; Peckham 0-1, 0-0, 0; Schmeidler 5-11, 1-2, 12. Totals — 21-59, 9-19, 55. 3-pointers — Schlaefli 2, Kleweno 1, Schmeidler 1.


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