It didn’t come easy, but the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team is returning to state.
SILVER LAKE — Turnover problems and a swarming Silver Lake defense prevented a gritty third-quarter comeback from earning the Riley County boys’ basketball team an upset win in Thursday’s Class 3A sub-state semifinals, as the Eagles escaped with a 46-40 win.
At Baldwin, the undefeated and top-ranked Wamego girls’ basketball team endured a tough night shooting the ball by Kaylee and Lanie Page, but still beat Ottawa, 49-26, in Thursday’s Class 4A-Div.
While it’s never easy to lose a close one in the final game of the season, losing in overtime is often even worse.
SILVER LAKE — Inside, outside, take your pick.
BLUE RAPIDS — Out of sync and out of rhythm, the Valley Heights boys’ basketball team stumbled out of the gates against the Linn Bulldogs before pulling away in the second half for a 61-47 victory in Thursday’s Class 1A-Div.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker at home to Topeka High in overtime Thursday night in the sub-state semifinals, 63-60.
There are times during the season where a blowout win is fairly useless.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team advanced through to the sub-state finals with a 68-11 drubbing of Wichita Southeast at home Wednesday night.
Earning the top seed in sub-state has it perks.
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