Class 1A Division II girls quarterfinals: Hanover Shuts Down Wallace County 63-32

By Rick Peterson Jr. – KSHSAA Covered

Massey Holle and Ceegan Atkins each notched double-doubles, and Hanover held Wallace County to 19.6 percent field as it moved to 24-0.

Holle scored 10 points and grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds while Atkins scored 11 points and had 10 boards. Anna Jueneman led Hanover with 13 points.

Hanover was never in danger, opening up a 20-4 lead by the end of the first quarter.

Wallace County went 10 of 51 from the field and committed 25 turnovers, while Hanover was 21 of 59 from the floor and 15 of 30 from the foul line.

Hanover will meet Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton in Friday’s 2 p.m. semifinal.

Wallace County, which ended its season at 16-8, was led by Jersi Benisch’s 12 points.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.


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