Two KVL boys teams advance to state tourney
The Kaw Valley League will have two representatives in state tournaments this week.
The Lansing boys advanced to state after defeating Atchison's Maur Hill, 59-45, on Saturday in a Class 4A substate championship in Sabetha.
Lansing also defeated Jeff West as well as Tonganoxie before reaching the finals.
The Lions defeated Tonganoxie four times this season, but two of those wins came after overtime.
LHS will face Ottawa (20-3) at 8:15 p.m. today in Salina's Bicentennial Center.
Other games include Chanute (22-1) taking on Spring Hill (12-11), Andover Central (19-4) facing Marysville (19-4) and Colby (19-4) playing Andale (17-6).
On the girls side, Iola (22-1) plays Towanda-Circle (16-7), Andale (21-2) takes on Spring Hill (21-2), Colby (22-1) squares off against Jeff West (15-8) and Topeka-Hayden (21-2) plays Labette County (21-2).
The KVL's other league team also comes on the boys side in Class 3A. Immaculata advanced to state Saturday after defeating Sabetha, 60-55, on the Blue Jays' home court. The Raiders also defeated Nemaha Valley and Atchison County before handling Sabetha on Saturday.
Immaculata (18-5) now takes on Medicine Lodge (19-4) at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at the Hutchinson Sports Arena in Hutchinson. In other games, Hillsboro (21-2) will play Humboldt (18-5), Riley County (23-0) takes on Halstead (18-5) and Cherokee tangles with Norton (18-5).
The Raiders defeated Tonganoxie twice this season.