Unable to overcome a slow start, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys varsity basketball team dropped a 61-47 decision to Blue Valley West High School last week.
GEHS trailed 13-6 after one quarter, but rallied to claim an 18-13 advantage by halftime. The lead was short-lived, however. West led by seven points at the end of the third quarter and the Blue Valley squad never looked back en route to victory.
Blaize Gammon led West’s second-half charge scoring 22 points. Gammon finished the night with a game-high 31 points.
The Blazer team used a more balanced attack. Led by GEHS senior point guard Brett Wright with 13 points, the Blazers kept pace with West. Kyle Hultgren added 12 points, Bryson Rohr scored 10 points and Jacob Haywood netted nine points.
GEHS Coach Jeff Langher said he was pleased with how the Blazers played.
“I was really proud of how we bounced back to take a halftime lead,” he said. “We came out strong to open the second half, but credit West’s defense to win the game.”