Girls teams head to State basketball

The brackets are out for this week’s State basketball tournaments.

The Cheney girls have landed the top seed in Class 3A, while Goddard has the No. 2 seed in 5A. The Garden Plain girls, the defending champion in 3A, will try for a second title in 2A as the No. 4 seed.


Class 2A State

The No. 4 Garden Plain Owls (18-4) will face No. 5 West Elk (18-4) at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at Gross Memorial Coliseum on the Fort Hays State University campus. With a win, Garden Plain would play at 3 p.m. Friday against either No. 1 Wabaunsee (20-3) or No. 8 Heritage Christian (9-12). The other side of the bracket features No. 2 Trego County (19-3) vs. No. 7 Stanton County (17-6), and No. 3 Sterling (19-4) vs. No. 6 Jackson Heights (17-5).

See 2A bracket


Class 3A State

The Cheney Cardinals (21-2) have the top seed in this year’s 3A tournament in Hutchinson. They will play No. 8 Columbus (16-7) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The winner will move on to play either No. 4 Semaha Central (20-3) and No. 5 Clay Center (18-4) at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The other half of the bracket features No. 2 Horton (21-2) vs. No. 7 Scott Community (17-6), and No. 3 Eureka (20-3) vs. No. 6 Royal Valley (18-5).

See 3A bracket


Class 5A State

The Goddard Lions (20-2) are the No. 2 seed and will take on No. 7 Blue Valley Southwest (16-6) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. They winner of that game will move on to play at 6:30 p.m. Friday against either No. 3 Wichita Heights (20-2) or No. 6 Kansas City Schlagle (17-5). The other side of the bracket includes No. 1 McPherson (20-1) vs. No. 8 Topeka Seaman (16-6), and No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas (17-4) vs. No. 5 Maize South (17-5).

Maize South would have been the top seed, but had to forfeit several games in an undefeated season after a player was determined to have played in violation of KSHSAA transfer rules.

See 5A bracket