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Craw-Kan Team of the Week: St. Mary's Colgan Panthers

SMC was named the Craw-Kan Team of the Week.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Dec 15, 2015

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The St. Mary's Colgan boys basketball team, led by head coach Wayne Cichon, has been named the Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week after their 42-33 victory over Carthage (MO) on Friday night at the SMC Fieldhouse in Pittsburg.

Colgan, who plays 2A in Kansas, knocked off a Tiger team that plays 4A basketball (5A football) in Missouri. To give you an idea based on enrollment figures, SMC has 156 students to Carthage who has over 1,200 students. That would make the Tigers a large 5A program in the state of Kansas. Colgan led just 19-17 before taking control in the fourth quarter.

The Panthers were led by a big night from senior Garrett Normand who scored 18 points in the contest, 13 of those coming in the first half. Logan VanBecelaere also added nine points for Colgan. 

The Panthers went 2-0 this week as they also beat Jasper (MO) on Tuesday 41-23 as Normand led the charge with nine points. 

Colgan (2-1) will host McDonald County (MO) on Tuesday in another out of state non-conference matchup. 

Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2015-2016 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week". 

"I am again excited for this partnership with Craw-Kan and highlighting teams from the SEK area to not only a local platform but also giving them statewide reach on our network," said Sports in Kansas Managing Partner, Chet Kuplen. "Not only does this help athletes and teams to be promoted for their achievements, it also lets the area know what all the new products that Craw-Kan has to offer, including new gigabit fiber coming to the area. Also the announcement that Craw-Kan is coming to Frontenac and Pittsburg” 

"Craw-Kan offers all your technology needs in the area from internet to web design and cell phones to security systems." said Craw-Kan Marketing Manager, Zach Adams. "We have a lot of new products including the fastest internet in the area in the new gigabit fiber, we are also coming to Frontenac and Pittsburg with our service. We are very excited with all the new products we have to offer to the area."

Nominations will be accepted from every Friday-Sunday, with the "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" being released every Monday on Sports in Kansas (Kansas-Sports.com). Teams must be nominated via email or twitter. 

Teams must be from the following leagues in the Southeast Kansas area to be eligible: SEK, CNC, TRL

Craw-Kan and Sports in Kansas will also partner in releasing a "All Craw-Kan Team" for the Southeast Kansas area after postseason play has wrapped up. 

How to nominate?

email: chetkuplen@kansas-sports.com