Carthage boys fall to Bishop Miege in tourney championship game

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Jan. 23—CHANUTE, Kan. — The Carthage boys basketball team's run of knocking off state-ranked powerhouses from Kansas came to an end on Saturday evening.

The Tigers suffered a 77-57 setback to the Class 3A defending state champions Bishop Miege in the championship game of the Ralph Miller Classic at Chanute High School.

Carthage went toe-to-toe with the No. 3 state-ranked Stags in the early going. Miege led by just 19-16 at the end of the first quarter and then extended that lead to 32-28 at the break.

The Stags pulled away with a 45-29 outburst in the second half to seal the victory.

Christian Bowen-Webb, a 6-foot-1 combo guard, finished with a game-high 28 points to pace Miege. Small forward Daegan Jensen, standing at 6-3, added 16 points while Aidan Wing chipped in 10.

Carthage (14-3) was led by Joel Pugh. Pugh scored 18 of his 23 points off 3-pointers, totaling six.

Max Templeman contributed 16 points, while Clay Kinder had 11.

Carthage hosts Nevada at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.