Wichita Heights beats Maize South 72-53 for boys 5A title

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Semaj Hervey scored 25 points as Wichita Heights beat Maize South 72-53 victory in the boys’ 5A championship Saturday.

Wichita Heights (21-4) held an 8-point lead at half time and outscored Maize South (22-3) 44-33 in the second half to cruise to victory.

Maize South’s top scorer Kade Kordonowy had 21 points and 9 rebounds as well as the team’s only 3-pointer out of 15 attempts.

Wichita Heights also managed only one 3-pointer on eight attempts. But, Chris Lowe stood out on the squad by scoring 18 points with 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Aaron Williams had 12 points and 7 rebounds.

The victory gives Wichita Heights its sixth state title, but its first since winning four consecutive championships from 2009 to 2012.

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