Posted On: 02/12/20 9:31 AM

Topeka High held off a late challenge from Hayden, and they did it, for all intents and purposes, without one of the best players around, King Sutton.

Here are some takeaways from Topeka High’s win, which puts them at 7-3 and in the thick of the Centennial League race:

1) Sutton struggles against Hayden:

Sutton was dogged by foul trouble throughout the night and wound up on the bench for good with six minutes remaining. He produced just two points.

Surprisingly, Hayden seems to have Sutton’s number. The 6-foot-7 senior has been held to single digit scoring just four times this year. Three of the four came against Hayden. He scored 4 in a loss to the Wildcats in December. He had 3 in a win over Hayden in January.

2) Hayden’s Noah Schneider may be part of Sutton’s problem:

Scheider has been coming on of late. He’s 6-foot-4 and powerful and has an effective back-to-the-basket game. He has scored exactly 10 points in five of Hayden’s last six games.

3) Topeka High’s DaVonshai Harden showed all his tools:

With Sutton on the bench, Harden defended in the post most of the second half. But he also showed

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