Paced by Eric White’s 13 first-half points, Greensburg built an 11-point halftime lead, then held on for a 48-47 win over Jetmore in Friday’s consolation game at the SPIAA League Tournament in Dodge City.


   Paced by Eric White’s 13 first-half points, Greensburg built an 11-point halftime lead, then held on for a 48-47 win over Jetmore in Friday’s consolation game at the SPIAA League Tournament in Dodge City.
   White found his range early in the second quarter, hitting three triples within a four-minute span of the period, and hit another trey early in the third while being fouled in the process.  Shortly after hitting the free throw the senior guard took an elbow in his right eye on the defensive end.
   The blow sent White to the bench for most of the remainder of the quarter, after which he scored only two free throws.  In addition to his game-high 19 points, White pulled down five rebounds.  Despite fouling out late in the game, Dave Cesmat contributed 12 points and eight rebounds.  GHS out-rebounded the ’Horns by a margin of 30-27.
   White’s questionable fouling of the ‘Horns Collin Dansel as he launched a three-quarters court shot at the third quarter buzzer afforded the Jetmore senior three free throws with .2 seconds showing on the clock.  He converted all three, narrowing the Ranger lead to 36-30 entering the final period.
   Though Jetmore came within a point on three successive possessions late in the fourth, the ‘Horns could never claim the lead, and could only watch as White sank the second of two free throws with five seconds remaining to give Greensburg a two possession lead of 48-44.  GHS allowed Jetmore’s Aaron Ward an open three-point shot as the buzzer sounded, which he hit to bring his team to a one-point deficit for the fourth and final time.
   It was the second time Greensburg has beaten Jetmore this season, and moves their mark to 10-2 on the season heading into Tuesday’s game against Spearville, which was supposed to have been a “home” game at Mullinville.  GHS will be forced to stage a “home” game at Haviland for a second time this season, however, as the Dragons host Ingalls at Mullinville.
Fulton, Booth spark girls…
   Kacey Fulton, meanwhile, broke loose for a career-high 21 points in Saturday’s girls’ consolation game, spearheading a 58-42 drubbing of Fowler.
    Senior post Megan Booth joined Fulton as an offensive standout, bagging 20 points of her own in a game that saw Greensburg run away from the Lady ‘Bugs in the final quarter.
   GHS outscored Fowler in all but the second quarter in atoning for their disappointing two-point loss to Spearville in the tourney’s opening round a week earlier.