Panthers balance leads to win over Chapman
The Concordia Panthers, a team that relied heavily on the scoring of Tristan Leiszler and Megan James early in the season, is starting to find some offensive balance.
Concordia got a 20-point outing by freshman Jordan Eshbaugh in a come from behind win over Marysville on Tuesday.
The Panthers had four players score in double figures on their way to defeating Chapman 56-42 in a North Central Kansas League matchup Friday night in the Concordia Junior-Senior High School gymnasium.
Leiszler, the Panthers' leading scorer at 16.8 points per game, led the way with 16 points. She hit five of seven field goal attempts and four of four free throws.
Maggie Lambert chipped in 11 points, nine in the first half.
James and Eshbaugh contributed 10 points each.
‘It was a good night,” Concordia coach Michael Wahlmeier said, “Chapman was trying to take away Tristan and Megan, and it was good to see Maggie and Jordan hitting some shots. That is what it is going to take to win some ballgames.”
With back to back wins, the Panthers, now 6-3 overall, evened its league record at 3-3.
The Panthers play Salina South at 7:30 tonight in the opening round of the Salina Invitational Tournament.
Concordia, with Lambert scoring five points, jumped out to a 9-2 lead on Chapman.
The Irish got a free throw by Morgan Beemer go make it a 9-3 game.
Leiszler and Eshbaugh knocked down three-point shots to give the Panthers a 15-3 cushion heading into the second quarter.
“The first quarter we played very well. We hit our shots,” Wahlmeier said.
Leading 18-7, the Panthers got a jumper and two free throws by Lambert to open up a 22-7 advantage.
Chapman scored six straight points to close the gap to 22-13.
A follow by Jennifer Boley and a free throw by James put Concordia up 25-13.
Jessie Heiman scored for Chapman, but Eshbaugh answered with a three, and it was a 28-15 game.
Chapman got a short bank shot by Lindsey Hurford in the final seconds of the first half to make it 28-17.
Baskets by Leiszler and Molly Adams extended Concordia’s lead to 32-17 early in the second half.
The Panthers led 37-24 heading into the final eight minutes.
Concordia, leading 39-26, came up with a pair of steals and scored eight points in 59 seconds to make it a 47-26 game.
Chapman would battle back to within 10 points, 52-42, with under two minutes to play.
The Panthers made four of eight free throws down the stretch.
“I was a little upset with our effort,” Wahlmeier said, “We have to do a better job of putting them away.”
Adams grabbed eight rebounds for Concordia. Eshbaugh and James had seven boards each.
“I was pleased with our rebounding,” Wahlmeier said.
Macey Langvardt led Chapman with 12 points.
Hurford scored 10 points for the Irish.
Lovett 0-0-5 0, Hartford 4-0-1 10, Sutter 10-0 2, Beemer 0-1-4 1, Wise 4-0-2 9, Langvardt 2-8-4 12, Anderson 1-0-5 2, Heiman 2-2-4 6. Totals: 14-11-25 42.
Gumm 0-1-3 1, Lambert 4-3-5 11, Adams 2-0-0 4, Eshbaugh 2-4-3 10, Boley 2-0-3 4, Leiszler 5-4-0 16, James 3-4-1 10. Totals: 18-16-15 56.
LUCAS – In what turned out to be a pitchers' duel, Beloit Blues downed Citizens National Bank 2-0 in the K-18 State Championship game here last night. Beloit scored the only two runs of the game in the third inning. Billy Bechard pitched all seven innings for Citizens,... [More]
LUCAS — Citizens National Bank advanced to the championship game of the 64th Annual K-18 Baseball State Tournament by slipping past Hoisington 10-8 in the semifinals on Sunday night. The fourth seed out of the East Regional, Citizens National Bank downed Phillipsburg 13-1... [More]
- Blues split twinbill with Clay Center
- Chevrolet-Buick tops Legion, 6-3
- Subway holds on to beat American Legion
- 16th Street Car Wash tops Lions in title game, 13-8
- CNB sweeps Republic County
- Citizens knocks off Clifton-Clyde twice
- Concordia Blues pick up pair of wins over Linn
- 16th Street , Legion post wins
A Cloud County man, Trevin LeePaul Spencer, who is accused of murdering an Asherville man made his first appearance in Mitchell County district court Friday afternoon. Spencer appeared before District Court Judge Debra Wright, and was officially charged with the murder of Darrell... [More]
Police Dept. report Lost and found—Concordia Police Department has a number of items that have been turned in to be identified and claimed. Following are the items and date and location found: Purple bicycle, June 3, 300 block of east 7th Street; black bicycle, June 6,... [More]
District Court CRIMINAL Jason Scott Eustice appeared July 31 and was found guilty and convicted of possession of a hallucinogenic drug, marijuana. He was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay cots of the action, $158, a fine of $100, an alcohol/drug... [More]
We will survive . . . Not long ago, an article appeared in the Christian Science Monitor discussing American families who have provided plural presidents in America's history. Google was not a bit helpful, and age has not done one good thing for my memory.... [More]
(Reprinted from December 2000) A surgeon, an engineer and a politician were debating which of their professions was the oldest. “Eve was made from Adam's rib,” said the surgeon, “and that, of course, is a surgical procedure.” “Yes,”... [More]