#1 Riley County (22-1)
The Falcons only loss this season came to 4A-I power Wamego (55-40). Since then Riley County has been on a eleven game winning streak. The Falcons are going for their first state basketball title since 2008.
#8 Lyons (15-8)
Lyons earned their trip to state with a 63-34 victory over Minneapolis. The Lions have won nine out of their last 10.
#4 Caney Valley (20-3)
Caney Valley picked up an impressive 16 point victory over top seeded Cherryvale in their sub-state. The Bullpups don’t have any bad losses on the year, losing to 4A-I Independence, 4A-II top seed Burlington and Cherryvale before holiday break, a team they later beat twice.
#5 Nemaha Valley (19-4)
Nemaha Valley beat Marysville to punch its ticket to the state tournament. Nemaha Valley lost to three teams this season that have a chance to win a state title (Wamego, Santa Fe Trail and Jeff County North).
#2 Hesston (22-1)
The Swathers have only lost once this season, that being to 4A-I power Wamego. Hesston has a lot of balance with three players averaging in double figures on the season.
#7 Douglass (18-5)
Douglass got to state by not having any players average in double figures. Douglass punched its ticket with a 52-47 victory over Wichita Collegiate.
#3 Cimmaron (21-2)
Ashtynn Burns and Morgan Ediger combine for 35 points a game. The Bluejays have won six games in a row, including a 64-48 victory over Holcomb in the 3A sub-state championship.
#6 Council Grove (19-4)
Three players average in double figures for the Braves on the season. Council Grove hasn’t made the state tournament since 1994. Wamego is on a three game winning streak and punched its ticket to state with 49-26 victory over West Franklin. Megan Poole leads the Braves in scoring at 11.8 points per game.
State Title Predictions
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