What a weekend it’s been. The Wichita area scored two state champs in Wichita Heights and Wichita Collegiate boys. But there was a lot of excitement around the state.
Let’s get the recap started:
In Class 6A girls
Washburn Rural wins 57-47 over Olathe South, dominating this game from the start. It was a balanced attack for the Junior Blues, and while Olathe South tried to get back into it, they weren’t hitting their shots, but Rural certainly was. Maggie Holmberg had 16 points for Rural.
In Class 6A boys
Wichita Heights beats Wichita Southeast 73-58 in an All-City League final, the first since 1995 when Northwest and South met at then-Henry Levitt Arena. Heights dominated this game — shooting 48.1 percent, outrebounding Southeast by 13, hitting 7 of 10 from three-point range. Southeast struggled, hitting only 33.8 percent of their shots. This was a tough game to predict a winner, but I don’t think anyone expected a blowout by either team. Joe Auer finally gets a state championship, winning Heights’ first since 1977.
In Class 5A girls
Bishop Miege beats Great Bend 69-48 in a game that was close for only the first quarter. Bishop Miege wins its 16th state title. Wow. Terry English is the man.
In Class 5A boys
Highland Park wins on a last-second shot, beating Bishop Miege. It’s the third straight title for Highland Park. What a run for the Scots.
In Class 4A girls
Concordia beats Topeka Hayden 59-52. Hayden was a surprise to be in that game, but they made it intereseting, that’s for sure.
In Class 4A boys
Basehor-Linwood comes away with the 53-48 victory over Girard. Not an outcome that I expected. I thought Girard had this game after it beat Hayden.
In Class 3A girls
Southwestern Heights beats Wichita Collegiate 65-59. Collegiate finished third last year, second this year.
In Class 3A boys
The Collegiate boys end a perfect season with a 55-52 victory over Sabetha. What a way to end the year. An exciting game and perfection.
In Class 2A girls
St. Marys rolls over Ellis 60-46. Could St. Marys be the only team to win both boys and girls?
In Class 2A boys
St. Marys beats Pittsburg Colgan 56-55 to get that double title.
In Class 1A girls
St. John caps a heck of a season by beating South Gray 46-35.
In Class 1A boys
Hanover boys beat Quinter 53-47, capping a perfect season.
Did you see a great game? Are you sad that your team didn’t win? Are you happy that your team did win? Let’s hear about it.