WICHITA, Kan. — Jayhawk assistant basketball coach Danny Manning was on hand at Wichita-North to watch Perry Ellis. He might have changed his view for the night with Connor Frankamp there.
The sophomore guard scored 29 points and pushed Wichita-Heights to the brink as the Falcons survived, 62-56 over North.
"They did the same thing to us last year," said Joe Auer, Heights basketball coach. "We had three days together and we looked like it tonight."
The Falcons drained a huge three point shot on the first play of the game but the Redskins answered right back with a long jumper for himself as both teams traded blows in the closest eight minutes of the game.
Heights (1-0) began to pull away in the back half of the first half behind Perry Ellis, who had a big dunk that electrified the Heights crowd, but the home crowd was behind Frankamp who continued to lead the charge for North (0-1). Terrence Moore and Frankamp had a nice battle and many wondered who was the better point guard.