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No. 6 Mill Valley girls top Basehor-Linwood

The Mill Valley girls celebrate their Kaw Valley League title.

The Mill Valley girls celebrate their Kaw Valley League title.

February 28, 2015

The Mill Valley girls celebrated Senior Night and their third league title in the last four seasons by defeating Basehor-Linwood 47-36 Friday at home.

Senior Jabria Leggett led all scorers with 15 points, and Catie Kaifes and senior Lexie Myers added 13 points each for No. 6 state-ranked Mill Valley, which improved to17-3 overall and 13-1 in the Kaw Valley League.

Basehor-Linwood (7-13, 6-8) didn’t make things easy. The Lady Bobcats trailed 30-29 with five minutes left in the game, but a driving layup by Leggett started Mill Valley, No. 6 in Class 5A, on a 17-6 run that closed out the game.

Madison McDowell had 13 points for the Lady Bobcats, who kept the game close in the first half thanks to a tough defense that forced 12 Mill Valley turnovers.

Basehor-Linwood led 16-13 before the Lady Jaguars ended the half on a 10-0 run. Neither team scored for the first five minutes of the second half, but Zailey DeLeon’s steal, layup and free throw started the comeback for Basehor-Linwood, who held Mill Valley to five points in the third quarter.

Both schools start sub-state play next week. Mill Valley will start play Thursday in a group that includes Harmon, Turner, St. James Academy, Blue Valley Southwest, Blue Valley West, St. Thomas Aquinas and Pittsburg.

The Bobcats will start play in a group that includes Piper, Sumner Academy and Tonganoxie.


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