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Tough matchups set in 29th Mid-America Classic semi-finals; Day one recap

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McPHERSON, Kan. – Day one of the 29th Annual Mid-America Classic Girls Basketball Tournament included close games, upsets and multiple future collegiate athletes battling it out on the hardwood at the McPherson Roundhouse. A recap of the final scores and top performers are below.


(6) Shawnee Mission East – 41

(3) Manhattan – 37

BOX SCORE

Top Performers:

Shawnee Mission East:

Abigail Long – 22 pts., 7 reb., 6-22 FG, 2-10 3PT, 4-4 FT

Paige Stanfield – 7 pts., 15 reb., 3-9 FG

Manhattan:

Delaney Larson – 14 pts., 6-12 FG, 2-5 3PT

Kat Bell – 8 pts., 2 reb., 3 ast.


(2) Olathe South – 39

(7) Andover Central – 37

BOX SCORE

Top Performers

Olathe South:

Eve Long – 14 pts., 13 reb., 6-14 FG

Adriana Tetley – 8 pts., 3 ast., 3-8 FG, 1-5 3PT

Andover Central:

Taylin Tabor – 15 pts., 5-15 FG, 5-15 3PT

Haven Deckinger – 11 pts., 4 reb., 4-5 FG, 3-4 3PT


(1) Shawnee Mission South – 69

(8) Wichita-Northwest – 15

BOX SCORE

Top Performers:

Shawnee Mission South:

Azailah Funches – 17 pts., 6 reb., 7-12 FG, 3-4 3PT

Camryn Smith – 15 pts., 9 stl., 7-12 FG

Wichita-Northwest:

Aubrey Loman – 8 pts., 4 reb., 3-8 FG

Aniah Simpson – 10 reb.

Play stopped with 7:25 in 2nd quarter when Azailah Funches of Shawnee Mission South scored her 1,000th career point. Funches will play NCAA DI basketball at Oral Roberts next year.


(4) McPherson – 52

(5) Clearwater – 30

BOX SCORE

Top Performers:

McPherson:

Jayla McLeod – 14 pts., 5 reb., 7-11 FG

Jaela Thompson – 10 pts., 5 reb., 4-9 FG

Clearwater:

Justine Berlin – 9 pts., 3-4 3PT

Elizabeth Tjaden – 5 pts., 3 reb.


Friday, January 26th Matchups

Consolation:

3:00 p.m. – (3) Manhattan vs. (7) Andover Central

4:35 p.m. – (5) Clearwater vs. (8) Wichita-Northwest

Semi-Finals:

6:10 p.m. – (2) Olathe South vs. (6) Shawnee Mission East

7:45 p.m. – (1) Shawnee Mission South vs. (4) McPherson


Stat Leaders:

Points:

  1. Abigail Long (SMEHS) – 22
  2. Azailah Funches (SMSHS) – 17
  3. Camryn Smith (SMSHS) & Taylin Tabor (ACHS) – 15

Field Goal Percentage (Min. 3.0/game)

  1. Haven Deckinger (ACHS) – 80.0% (4/5)
  2. Coco Reiser (SMEHS) – 75.0% (3/4)
  3. Ashley Kramer (SMSHS) – 71.4% (5/7)

3-Pt. Field Goal Percentage (Min. 2.0/game)

  1. Three Players at 75.0% (3/4)
    • Justine Berlin (Clearwater)
    • Haven Deckinger (ACHS)
    • Azailah Funches (SMSHS)

Total Rebounds

  1. Paige Stanfield (SMEHS) – 15
  2. Eve Long (Olathe South) – 13
  3. Anaiah Simpson (WNWHS) – 10

Steals

  1. Camryn Smith (SMSHS) – 9
  2. Laila Berndt (SMSHS) – 7
  3. Jayla McLeod (McPherson – 4

Assists

  1. Joycelyn Moore (SMSHS) & Madi Moors (McPherson) – 5
  2. Three players with 4 assists
    • Karter Alvord (McPherson)
    • Janie Hilgers (Manhattan)
    • Camryn Smith (SMSHS)

Blocks

  1. Ashley VanElders (SMSHS) – 3
  2. Three players with 2 blocks.
    • Azailah Funches (SMSHS)
    • Paige Stanfield (SMEHS)
    • Jaela Thompson (McPherson)