MADISON — The Chase County girls continue to win games with an offense sparked primarily by their defense.
CCHS won the battle of the Bulldogs in Madison on Tuesday with a flurry of turnovers leading to a 57-28 decision.
“We tried to keep the pressure on,” CCHS head coach Ron Slaymaker said. “It got us in some foul trouble — there were a lot of fouls in the first half, but a lot of turnovers.”
The early defensive press got to Madison as Chase County got 16 points from senior Maya Eidman, most of which came from steals that transitioned into layups on the other end.
Chase County’s lead was 22 at halftime, though its offense stalled in the third, allowing Madison to cut into its deficit. Freshman Reese Farrow made a pair of 3-pointers as her team climbed back within 13 late in the third.
In the fourth, CCHS got back into its groove as it finished off with the win.
Chase County will wrap up its regular season against Centre on Friday.
Madison boys 43,
Chase County 30
The Madison boys got a strong second quarter and kept their distance from Chase County the rest of the way Tuesday in a 43-30 win.
Chase Harrison scored a game-high 20 points to help propel his team over the visiting Bulldogs.
Madison’s defense also stood firm after the break, keeping CCHS without a field goal.
CCHS was just 12-for-52 from the field on the night, including an 0-for-15 effort from 3-point range. Nor was it able to capitalize at the free-throw line, making just six of 22 attempts.
Madison will travel to Lyndon on Friday night, while Chase County hosts Centre in the season finales for both teams.
CCHS 15 14 9 19 — 57
MHS 7 4 13 4 — 28
Chase County: Simpson 4, Eidman 16, Hinkson 4, Vandegrift 7, Higgs 11, B. Schroer 12, K. Schroer 3.
Madison: E. Farrow 11, Stutesman 1, Williams 8, R. Farrow 8.
CCHS 6 10 1 13 — 30
MHS 6 18 9 10 — 43
Chase County: Groh 14, Schroer 5, Gooden 2, Johnson 2, Eidman 2, Holloway 2, Gilbreath 2, Kohlman 1.
Madison: Harrison 20, Stutesman 10, Wolgram 6, Watts 4, Engle 2, Buettner 1.