Crist & Havlas named 1A-II POY for state champ Quinter

Crist (left) and Havlas (right) led Quinter to the 1A-II state title earlier this month.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen & Conor Nichol
Mar 18, 2018

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2018 1A-II Sports in Kansas Girls Basketball Player of the Year 

Kylie Crist, Quinter, 5-5, Sr., Peyton Havlas, Quinter, 5-10, Sr.

Crist and Havlas served as the fulcrum for a huge Quinter turnaround. The Bulldogs were coming off a 0-21 season with the pair entered high school. Last year, Quinter went to state for the first time since 2007. This season, the Bulldogs dropped down to 1A-II and won the first state title in program annals. Crist and Havlas, both multi-year starters, led the Bulldogs in multiple statistics. Havlas paced the Bulldogs with 12.8 points and 10.2 rebounds. Crist was second with 10.9 points and led with 4.4 assists and 2.7 steals. Quinter had five seniors as its top-six players, including Brittney Walt, who averaged 9.8 points and 6.1 rebounds after missing virtually all of last year with a knee injury. Both have significant family ties to the program. Havlas’ father, Matt, is the head girls’ coach. Crist’s older brother, Scott, is Matt’s assistant. The Crist’s father is John, the school’s longtime athletic director and boys’ basketball coach.

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Equity Bank of Quinter would like to congratulate the Quinter girls basketball team on the 1A-II state title and congratulate Kylie Crist and Peyton Havlas the 1A-II Player of the Year. Equity Bank of Quinter is a proud supporter of Quinter High School.

Quality Home Imporivement would like to congratulate Peyton Havlas and Kylie Crist on 1A-II POY. Quality Home Improvement is proud to support the 1A-II state champion Bulldogs!

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photos courtesy of Havlas and Crist.