Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Girard Boys & Girls Bball

Girard boys and girls earn Craw-Kan honors after CNC league crowns.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Feb 22, 2016

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For the second time in three weeks, Girard boys basketball team has earned Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week honors after capturing the outright CNC league basketball title on Friday night in Riverton. Girard went on to win the match-up by a score of 60-50 in a battle of the #1 4A-II Trojans and the #2 Rams out of 3A. 

Senior Drew Davied led the Trojans with 21 points in the contest as Laike Damman and Junior Lindbloom each added nine points. Girard improved its undefeated record to 19-0 on the season and a perfect 6-0 in conference play. St. Mary's Colgan fell to Galena on a last second shot Friday to give them two conference losses, clinching the outright championship for the Trojans with only one league game remaning against Baxter Springs on Tuesday.

The Girard girls, who will share co-honors this week with the boys, also clinched a share of the CNC championship with their dominating 64-28 road win over Riverton on Friday. Sydnee Crain had 17 points in the win as Jacey Murphy had 16. A Frontenac loss against Galena on Tuesday and a Trojans win over Baxer on Tuesday would give the GHS girls the outright conference crown. Girard is 17-2 on the year with an undefeated league record of 6-0 and currently ranked third in 4A-II by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association. The Trojans, boys and girls, are both league champs for the first time in the same season since 2008-2009.

Senior night will be this Tuesday at home against Baxter Springs, who is also host of the same sub-state Girard will play in. 

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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