Basketball Crusaders Road Trip to Collegiate

The Wellington Crusader boys and the Varsity girls traveled to SPARTAN country on Tuesday. The JV Girls and “C” Team Girls did not compete so only 4 games and not the usual 6 took place. The Varsity Ladies pulled out a victory but our boys continue to struggle on the basketball courts vs the Spartans, a struggle that has existed for many years now.

Head boys basketball coach Joe Newman, after the game shared his concerns. “We are sitting at 0-24 vs Collegiate all time. I believe this group (of Crusaders), is capable of ending that streak.” Coach went on to say, “I felt that we handled their press well, but still ended up with 19 turnovers. We rebounded much better than we did against Mulvane, but offensively we are still in a slump. We want to get over 60 field goal attempts and we haven’t broken 50 attempts in the last 2 games.”

Here are scoring details from Tuesday’s action:

WHS 53 CHS 40

Ali Zeka 20
Rylee Rusk 12
Ashlyn Gerten 9
Myriland French 7
Mykiland French 2
Airalyn Frame 2
Shiney Hughes 1

JV GIRLS (3-2)

WHS 42 CHS 67

Banks Hinshaw 13
Montel Tate 10
Tanner Meyer 9
Berkeley Wright 6
Trenton Bannister 3
Deitrek Gill 1

WHS 54 CHS 74

Logan Swingle 12
Morice Ayers 11
Cope Henry 10
Rylan Biles 7
RJ Clift 5
Hunter Lough 5
Deitrek Gill 2
Korbin Jones 2

“C” TEAM BOYS (0-7)
WHS 22 CHS 58

Maddox Black 9
Landyn Glenn 7
Hunter Lough 3
Derrick Duryee 3

Next up will be CLEARWATER (HERE) this coming Friday – C Team action will get underway at 4:15pm, both girls and boys JV and Varsity action will follow. Livestream of course, will be available in both gyms. The Varsity, JV and C Team girls will host Winfield on Tuesday, the Varsity boys will have opening day action at the 50th annual Chaparral Roadrunner Classic on Tuesday, taking on Circle. Here is BRACKET info about the half-century old classic 45 minutes to our west.

Steve Sturgis

Author: Steve Sturgis

Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at or on Facebook or at any Crusader event year-round.