WHS Basketball 14-10 @ Break

With action to resume for the Crusader basketball squads in less than a week, let’s take a look at the 2019 results of their respective 2019-2020 schedules.

The Varsity Lady Crusaders are 3-2 on the young season, with victories over Mulvane, Rose Hill and Pratt. The 2 losses came against Chaparral in the season opener at home by just 1 point, the other vs Hutchinson Trinity in the 3rd place game at the 25th annual Cheney HS Cardinal Classic December 14th. Team numbers are down (the squads are young), so only operating with Varsity and JV teams this season. Nevertheless, a very scrappy group of young ladies that are fun to watch on the courts. Aggressive, talented, and play tall.

Sophomore Ali Zeka leads in scoring after 5 games, 59 total pts. Freshman Shianna (Shiney) Hughes is not far behind with 41 and Junior Myriland French 28. Two other Freshmen, Ashlyn Gerten and Kami Reichenberger are right behind. Zeka was also selected to the All Tourney Team @ the aforementioned Cheney HS Cardinal Classic.

The Jr. Varsity Lady Crusaders are gettin’ it done so far – nothing beats a 5-0 start – they have outscored their 5 opponents (Mulvane, Rose Hill, Pratt, Hutch Trinity & Chaparral) 236-113. Top Scorers for the JV gals are Maddie Nance 44, Natalie Henning 32, Mykiland French & Kami Reichenberger 28 and Emma Stover 26.

The Varsity Crusaders are 2-3 on their young season, jumping out early with victories over Chaparral and Pratt. Subsequent losses would come in the Championship Game @ the Cheney HS Cardinal Classic vs the host on December 14th, and also @ Rose Hill and here vs Mulvane, just before Christmas break. Junior Tanner Meyer has been the leading boys and overall WHS scorer thus far, scoring in double digits, 4 of the 5 games played thus far, for a total of 89 pts. Freshman Jack Wright has pumped in 30 and Senior Austin Soles 28. Just behind Austin, Senior Tyler Brown with 21. Freshmen Banks Hinshaw, Cope Henry and Montel Tate have seen varsity action as well.

The Jr. Varsity Crusaders are 1-4 on the season with a win over Chaparral in the season opener, with subsequent losses vs Pratt, Cheney, Rose Hill and Mulvane. Leading scorers for the JV Boys thus far are Montel Tate 54, Cope Henry 37 and Jack Wright 28. “9” other Crusaders have scored as well during JV action, including freshmen Banks Hinshaw and Jax Cornejo, each with 15. Also in double digits, RJ Clift 11, Keaton Hartman 11, and Korbin Jones 10.

The “C” Team Crusaders are 3-1 on the season with wins over Mulvane, Rose Hill and Pratt. In those “3” games, the young Crusaders outscored their opponents 188-112. Their only loss was in the season opener, here at home vs Chaparral, 34-54. Sophomore Logan Swingle is tearing it up for the squad with 62 pts, followed by freshman Keaton Hartman 44, and sophomore RJ Clift 34. Sophomore Korbin Jones and freshman Hunter Lough, 27 & 25 respectively.

Action gets underway for the Crusaders Tuesday, January 7th, here at HOME vs Winfield HS! Click below for complete schedule.

UPCOMING ACTION for CRUSADER Varsity, Jr. Varsity and C Team Boys Basketball 2019-2020

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 shs74@wellington.cc or on Facebook or at any Crusader event year-round.