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).
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).
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.