Butler County Times Gazette
  • Augusta's boys season comes to end

    Wichita Collegiate 53, Augusta 44
    Clearwater 53, Rose Hill 43
    Wichita Trinity 62, Wellington 31
    Winfield 64, Mulvane 60

    Wichita Trinity v. Winfield
    Wichita Collegiate v. Clearwater
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  • Collegiate's boys basketball team was able to push past Augusta 53-44 to win the opener of the Mulvane sub-state tournament Tuesday night.
    The Orioles had a 31-24 midway through the third quarter after Tristan Finch grabbed a rebound and went coast to coast for a layup. A 3-pointer by Chase Winter gave Augusta a 36-34 lead at the end of the quarter.
    The Spartans slowly took over in the fourth quarter. Connor Hurst hit a pullup jumper to pull Augusta within one at 43-42, but the Spartans' defense stiffened, not allowing Augusta another basket for nearly 4 minutes.
    Collegiate standout Riley Kemmer, who only scored three points in the first half, finished with 14, which included a crucial 3-pointer that was well defended to put Collegiate up 46-42.
    The Orioles had several chances to cut into the lead, but they weren't able to hit shots down the stretch.
    With the loss, Augusta finishes its season with an 8-12 record.
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