GEHS freshman Tanner Hughes scores two points in home action versus Blue Valley Jan. 27. The A team lost 51-33 and the B team dropped a 79-44 decision.  Photo courtesy of Plank Photography

Dave Switzer
Special to The Gardner News
Kyle Huppe’s white-hot performance from behind the three-point line keyed Gardner-Edgerton’s hard-fought 64-58 league win over Blue Valley on Friday night.
The six-foot-two-inch junior guard had five triples in the contest on his way to a team-high 23 points.  Senior guard Tanner Webb was also fantastic in the affair, finishing with 22 tallies in the big road victory.
GE trailed this one early, falling behind 16-13 after one period. The Blazers came storming back to take a 29-22 lead at the break and built that advantage to 13 at 48-35 entering the final frame.  Blue Valley came back to make a game of it in that fourth period, but GE would hold on to notch the win-their seventh in the last ten contests.
The victory also gives the Blazers a 4-3 mark in the Eastern Kansas League-one of the state’s toughest.
Besides Webb and Huppe’s scoring output, Ben Carpenter had seven-including one triple, CJ Hall also downed a trifecta on his way to five points, and Trae Wrench and Zach Hickman had four and three points respectively to round out the team’s offensive showing.
Next action for GE will be on the road at Blue Valley Southwest on Feb. 3.  Results of a home game with Blue Valley West were not available at press time.