Free throws lift Sumner past Basehor boys
Basehor-Linwood’s dream of returning to the Class 4A state tournament and a chance to defend its state title ended Saturday night at BLHS.
Sumner Academy’s Reese Holiday scored 27 points and helped defeat Basehor-Linwood, 53-50, in a game was decided in the fourth quarter.
With less than two minutes left, Sumner Academy led 48-47 with the ball and made one of two foul shots. The Sabres led 49-47.
Basehor-Linwood’s Richie O’Donnell drew a foul and made the second of two foul shots to make it a one-point game.
Holiday drew a foul and made both shots.
Mark Vaca made a field goal at the other end to make it a one-point game. Timeout was called.
Basehor-Linwood fans and students attempted to rally their team by echoing the Bobcats’ warm-up chant during the break.
Out of the timeout, Sumner Academy drew another foul and Holiday made one of two foul shots. The foul was the fifth on Ryan Murphy.
Davonte Chaney made one of two foul shots to make it a 53-50 game.
Basehor-Linwood had one more possession to attempt to tie the game. Vaca attempted a 3-pointer, but the shot was no good.
Holiday led Sumner Academy with 27 points. White scored 10 and Chaney finished with eight.
Ryan Murphy scored 14 points for the Bobcats. Richie O’Donnell scored 10, and Colin Murphy and Vaca each had nine.
BLHS ended its season with a 20-3 record. Sumner improved to 20-3 and advanced to the Class 4A state tournament.
A complete recap will be in this week’s Basehor Sentinel.