O'Toole to the line

Arkansas City High School junior Haden O'Toole grimaces as he is fouled by Salina South senior Koby Ratcliff with 1:01 left in the first quarter Monday night in The Dawg Pound. O'Toole sank both freebies.

A game that saw six ties and seven lead changes ended the wrong way for the home team Monday night in The Dawg Pound.

Salina South escaped with a 45-41 nonleague victory against the Arkansas City High School boys basketball team.

The Lady Bulldogs fell 56-28.

The games were postponed Friday due to inclement weather.

Salina South led 22-14 at one point, but the Bulldogs (3-4) came storming back with a 13-3 run and trailed 25-23 at halftime in the boys game.

Jamauri Jordan led all scorers with 15 points, just missing a double-double with nine rebounds for Ark City. Brock Merz added eight points off the bench and Haden O'Toole chipped in seven points.

Josh Jordan led a balanced effort with 13 points for the Cougars (5-2), who won their fourth straight. Colin Schreiber had 12 points and AJ Johnson tossed in 11 for Salina South.

The Cougars connected on 10 of 18 from the foul line, while Ark City was 9 of 16 from the stripe.

The Lady Bulldogs (0-7) were held to just four first-quarter points and trailed 29-15 at halftime.

Espy Daniels buried three baskets from 3-point range and 3 of 4 from the foul line to lead all scorers with 14 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who were 4 of 8 from the line.

Braylee Ruyle added nine points for Ark City.

The Lady Bulldogs were playing without starter Ellie Messenger, who missed the game due to illness.

Sydney Peterson finished with 13 points and Victoria Maxton added 12 for the Lady Cougars (7-6), who were 12 of 15 from the line.

For complete coverage of ACHS basketball, see Wednesday's CourierTraveler.

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