Hennessey had no answer for Alva’s Payton Jones and Tatum Rouse-Murphy last Friday and saw its season come to an end.
Carlos Rojo and Dalton Vinson are one win away from bookending their careers with state tournament appearances.
Newkirk played as advertised last Friday night and put the Hennessey girls on the brink of elimination.
Hennessey’s playoff opener went exactly as expected.
The road from here, though, gets considerably tougher.
The scoring inconsistencies that have plagued the Hennessey Lady Eagles much of the year showed up again on Senior Night.