Blue Valley Northwest claims 6A boys title

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Clayton Custer poured in 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting to pace Blue Valley Northwest past Blue Valley North 73-46 on Saturday to claim the Kansas 6A boys state title.

The Huskies (23-2) held a 32-26 halftime advantage, and pulled away in the second half, outscoring Blue Valley North 41-20 in the last two quarters. They pushed their lead to 31 late in the fourth quarter.

Blue Valley Northwest shot 58.7 percent from the field (65.2 second half) and hit 9 of 18 3-pointers. They also scored 18 points off 13 Mustang turnovers and had a 10-0 advantage in fastbreak points. Ben Richardson hit a trio of 3-pointers to finish with 13 points and Vince Fritz added 11.

Jawan Anthony Emery led the Mustangs (20-5) with 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting, and Joseph Morrow was a perfect 4 of 4 to total 10 points (2 of 2 free throws). provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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