In the semifinals of the Hillsboro midseason tournament, the Red Raiders won the battle of unbeatens with Hesston, 47-45, on Thursday to set up an all-Flint Hills championship game against undefeated Riley County on Saturday.
At Hillsboro, the Falcons overcame a slow start in the first quarter to lead by five at halftime and stay ahead of the Trojans the rest of the way to win and advance to play unbeaten Wamego in Saturday’s final.
At Washington, the Mustangs used a strong third quarter to overcome a three-point halftime deficit and win going away in the fourth quarter against Baileyville B&B in the semifinals of the Twin Valley League tournament.
At Washington, the Rams ended their week at the Twin Valley League tournament with a loss to Troy, hanging around through the first quarter but being outscored 19-9 in the second quarter to create a deficit Blue Valley couldn’t overcome.
At Hillsboro, the Falcons used a strong third quarter to erase a five-point deficit and take a two-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, where they outscored the Buffaloes by three to hold on for the win and set up a matchup with Thomas More Prep in Saturday’s fifth-place game at 1 p.
At Canton, the Rock Creek Mustangs fell in the semifinals to the Wichita Homeschool Warriors to set up today’s 6 p.
DODGE CITY — Payton Stephens scored 25 points and the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team outscored Wichita Heights 11-2 in overtime to defeat the Falcons 55-46 in the first round of the Tournament of Champions on Thursday afternoon at United Wireless Arena.
Despite a scheduling quirk that turned a quadrangular meet into just a dual with Emporia, the Manhattan High swimming and diving team managed to come out on top Wednesday afternoon at the KSU Natatorium.
With a trip to McPherson for the 19th-annual Mid-America Classic looming next week, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team might be tempted to overlook Friday’s game at Emporia.
After a 6-2 start to the season that has seen its ups and downs, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team gets the chance to see just how well it stacks up among some of the state’s best teams this week.
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