Basehor overcomes 12-point deficit to knock-off Turner; Younger finishes with 30


By NICK SLOAN, NJSloan212@gmail.com

For most of the second half, it appeared the Turner Golden Bears were going to crack through and earn their first victory of the season against the defending 4A state champions from Basehor-Linwood High School.

However, Chase Younger, J.P. Downing, Tim Sanders and the rest of the Bobcats had other thoughts.

The three underclassmen came up big, especially Younger, as Basehor overcame a 12-point deficit second half deficit to defeat Turner 74-70.

Once again, Basehor had a player score in 30 points, as Younger earned his second 30-point game of the season. He wrapped up with 30 points on the night, coming two games after a career-high 39 points against Bonner Springs.

It's the third straight game a Bobcat finished with 30 points, as Sanders had 30 on the road against Tonganoxie last Friday night. 

Downing added 14 points for Basehor, while Sanders had another nice game with 12 points.

Along with those three, freshman Jahron McPherson played perhaps his best offensive game of the season. He hit two three-pointers in the game, finishing with 10 points overall.

Meanwhile, Sam Worthy finished with a team-high 21 points for Turner, while De'Andre Fenrick played another solid game, wrapping up his night with 16 points.

Turner led after the first three quarters of the game. Turner would build a double-digit lead in the third quarter, leading by as much as 12 before settling with a 10-point lead entering the fourth.

But Basehor responded with a 32-point fourth quarter to finish off a comeback win.

Turner drops to 0-5 on the season, while Basehor improves to 4-1 to begin the year. The Bobcats remain undefeated in the Kaw Valley League. Senior forward Ben Johnson did not play for the fifth straight game.