Eagle and Wildcat boys fall in 2A substate opening action

Register Sports Editor

Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats and Uniontown High’s Eagles weren’t able to pull off upsets on the road Monday in Kansas Class 2A Substate Basketball Tournament play.
Marmaton Valley’s boys lost to second-seeded Oswego 60-37. Uniontown’s boys weren’t able to stay with No. 3 seeded Pittsburg St. Mary’s-Colgan, losing 62-27.
Oswego and Colgan advanced to the substate semifinals Thursday. Semifinals and Saturday’s championship game are at 2A substate host Northeast High School in Arma.

Oswego 60, Marmaton Valley 37
At Oswego, the Indians clamped down on the Wildcats quickly. The Indians led 11-6 at the end of the first quarter and upped their lead to 22-10 by halftime.
The Wildcats showed signs of life in the second half, scoring 13 points in the third quarter. Unfortunately, Marmaton Valley wasn’t able to stop Oswego, which dumped in 18 points.
A similar scoring pattern happened in the fourth quarter, 20-14.
Marmaton Valley was led by Drew Stevenson, who hit three three-pointers in the game, with 12 points. Robert McEwan added nine .
Tom Stinnett had one three-pointer on his way to seven points. Garret Ericson tossed in six and Ethan Ericson had three points.
Oswego was paced by Lane Martin with 18 points, which included three threes, and Mathew Dickinson, who drilled four threes, with 14 points.
The Indians cashed in on 15 of 28 free throws. The Wildcats were 7 of 14 at the free-throw line.
Marmaton Valley finished at 8-13 overall. The Wildcats were 2-5 in Three Rivers League play.

Pittsburg-Colgan 62, Uniontown 27
At Pittsburg, St. Mary’s-Colgan High’s Panthers were just too much for the Eagles to handle. The Panthers rolled to a 25-9 first-quarter score, which was up to 45-13 by intermission.
Travis Aikins led Uniontown with 10 points. Drew Johnson added seven followed by Cody Tinsley with seven and Ethan Hammond with three.
Colgan was paced by Andy Farmer with 18 points. Stuart Jeck added 13.
Uniontown ended the season at 9-11. The Eagles went 3-4 in Three Rivers League play, tied for fourth.