Red Raiders use 20-0 run to bury Panthers

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Wamego went on a 20-0 run in the first quarter to pull away early on its way to a 75-24 North Central Kansas League win over the Concordia Panthers Friday night in the Concordia Junior-Senior High School gymnasium.
Leading just 7-4, the Red Raiders got eight points from Kaylee Page and six from Lanie Page in outscoring Concordia 20-0 over a four-minute stretch.
Concordia was unable to mount a charge against the second-ranked team in Class 4A.
“They are a tough one. They are tall. They shoot the three. They will go inside,” Concordia coach Michael Wahlmeier said.
The loss dropped Concordia to 3-15 overall and 1-7 in League play.
Wamego improved to 17-1 overall and 8-0 in the NCKL.
Concordia has now played top-ranked Holton and second-ranked Wamego in the past two weeks, and will finish up the regular season by hosting sixth-ranked Clay Center on Tuesday night.
“We have a very tough schedule,” Wahlmeier said.
Two free throws by Lanie Page and a three-point play by Kaylee Page gave Wamego a 5-0 lead in the first two minutes of the game.
Megan James hit from 15 feet for the first two points for Concordia.
A 10-foot jumper by Lanie Page gave Wamego a 7-2 lead.
James scored inside, and the Panthers trailed just 7-4 with 5:13 to play in the first quarter.
Wamego then reeled off 20 unanswered points over a span of 4:53 to go up 27-4.
Concordia went nearly five minutes without scoring before a three-point basket by James that made it 27-7.
Nikki Blankenbeckley knocked down a jumper in the opening seconds of the second quarter to make it 27-9.
Wamego scored the next eight points, and led 35-9.
Molly Adams pulled down offensive rebounds and scored on consecutive possessions to get Concordia within 35-13.
Wamego scored the final 11 points of the first half to build a 46-13 cushion.
James hit one of two free throws early in the second half, and Concordia trailed 46-14.
It was all Wamego after that.
The Red Raiders pumped in 18 points over the final 6:52 of the third quarter, to six for the Panthers, to go on top 64-20.
Concordia scored four points in the first 1:15 of the final period, but would not score after that.
“For the most part I thought they were competing. They were playing hard,” Wahlmeier said.
James and Adams scored eight points each for the Panthers.
Kaylee Page, a 6-2 junior, led Wamego with 23 points.
Lanie Page, a 6-2 sophomore, finished with 22 points.
Rikki Alderson added 12 points.

WAMEGO (75)
K. Page 9-2-3 23, Alderson 4-4-2 12, L. Page 8-6-0 22, R. Griffitt 0-01-1 1, Rowden 1-0-1 2, Seufert 2-2-1 6, J. Griffitt 1-0-2 2, Holle 0-0-1 0, Woodward 0-1-1 1, Vontz 1-0-2 2. Totals: 28-16-12 75,
CONCORDIA (24)
K. Lambert 1-0-2 2, Gumm 0-0-1 0, Shamburg 0-0-1 0, M. Lambert 0-0-2 0, Adams 4-0-3 8, Blankenbeckley 1-2-1 4, Boley 1-0-3 2, Leiszler 0-0-3 0, James 3-1-1 8. Totals: 109-3-17 24.

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