Basketball tournaments – Week 1

The Eisenhower Tigers are tournament champions, while the Campus Colts, Cheney Cardinals and Clearwater Indians are playing for tournament titles on Saturday.

Get the latest tournament updates below.

 

Adolph Rupp Boys Basketball Tournament, Halstead – Cheney and Garden Plain – Jan. 20-25

The No. 2 seed Cheney Cardinals are playing for the championship of the 50th annual Adolph Rupp Boys Basketball Tournament in Halstead. The Cardinals beat Andale 62-55 on Friday night. The game was a rematch of the 2019 and 2018 championships. The Cardinals are facing top seed Haven at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The No. 4 Garden Plain Owls lost a close 50-45 game against Haven in Friday’s other semifinal. The Owls will play in the third-place game at 6 p.m. Saturday against Andale in a cross-district battle between Renwick teams.

The Owls avenged an early season loss to No. 5 Rose Hill, beating the Rockets 73-61 on Monday in the first round. Cheney beat No. 7 Halstead 58-20 on Tuesday in the Cardinals’ first-round game.

2020 RUPP Bracket

 

Tournament of Champions, Dodge City – Campus – Jan. 23-25

It took years before the Campus Colts found their way into the Tournament of Champions, but they are making the most of their first appearance. The Colts won Friday’s semifinal in Dodge City, beating Shawnee Heights 71-45. The Colts will take on Bishop Miege at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Colts, the top-ranked team in Class 6A, won the opening day’s first game 73-69 over Wichita East. The Colts took an early 22-12 lead, but the Blue Aces clawed their way back into the game during the second and third quarters. Campus outscored East 23-18 in the final quarter.

This the is first time the Colts have been part in the Tournament of Champions. Last year they won the Bluestem Classic in El Dorado for their first mid-season tourney win since 1980.

The championship game is slated for 5 p.m. at United Wireless Arena. This is the 77th annual Tournament of Champions in Dodge City.

 

Roadrunner Classic, Chaparral – Clearwater and Conway Springs – Jan. 22-25

The No. 2 Clearwater Indians are playing for the Roadrunner Classic again this year, although the opponent will be different. The Indians beat host Chaparral 48-34 in Friday’s Saturday final, while Belle Plaine beat last year’s champion, Arkansas City. The Indians and the Dragons play at 6 p.m. Saturday.

No. 7 Conway Springs is playing for fifth place following Friday’s 50-30 win over Sunrise Academy. The Cardinals will take on Mulvane at 2:30 p.m Saturday. The Wildcats beat Wellington Friday.

into the winner’s bracket at Chaparral following Thursday’s 54-29 win over No. 7 Conway Springs in the first round.

Clearwater opened the tournament with a 54-29 win over Conway Springs.

 

Spring Hill Invitational, Spring Hill – Eisenhower – Jan. 20-24

The Eisenhower Tigers won their fourth title in five years at Spring Hill, beating Olathe South 56-46 on Friday. The Eisenhower Tigers were runners-up last year after winning it all in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The Tigers got a 100-67 win over KC East Christian Academy on Tuesday night. On Thursday, they beat Gardner-Edgerton 61-53, while Olathe South topped Blue Valley Southwest in the other semifinal.

Ralph Miller Classic, Chanute – Goddard – Jan. 23-25

Goddard played in the seventh-place game Saturday against host Chanute. The Lions lost 49-34 on Friday to the Wichita Defenders. Goddard opened the tournament on Thursday with a loss to Soldan of St. Louis.

Goddard last won the Ralph Miller Classic in 2010 and 2011.

 

SCLB Tournament, Arkansas City – Argonia – Jan. 18-25

The No. 3 seed Argonia girls will play for third place at the SCBL tournament at Cowley College. The Raiders lost to South in Thursday’s semifinal. They will play at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Argonia beat No. 6 Udall 39-28 in Argonia on Monday. That earned them a semifinal match against South Haven, which beat Cedar Vale-Dexter.

The Argonia boys were the No. 10 seed and had a play-in game on Saturday, Jan. 18. The Raiders lost 42-21 to West Elk. That puts AHS in the ninth-place game against Central-Burden. Central won that game 47-26 on Friday.