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Craw-Kan Team of the Week: St. Paul Girls Basketball

St. Paul finished third at the 1A-I state tournament.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Mar 15, 2016

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The St. Paul girls basketball team, led by head coach Doug Tuck, has been named the Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from the Southeast Kansas area after their third place finish at the 1A-I state tournament in Dodge City this past weekend.

The Indians, who finished the season with only one loss, got a first round victory over Kinsley with a 43-28 victory on Thursday. That win put them into the 1A-I semifinals on Friday where they would lose to Waverly, 45-35. St. Paul would go on to the third place game where they defeated state power Hoxie, 31-30, and finish the season at an impressive 24-1. Hoxie, who had it's 107 game winning streak snapped earlier this season, has only lost three times since the beginning of the 107 streak back in December of 2011. It marked the second consecutive year the Indians finished in the top four in 1A-I, taking fourth place in 2015. 

Senior Jordyn Tuck, who missed last years state tournament with injury, led all St. Paul scorers in the tournament with 40 total points over three games, while senior Josie Albertini had 32. Tuck ranked fourth overall in 1A-I tournament scoring, while Albertini was fifth. St. Paul was the top finishing team in the Southeast Kansas area as both Girard teams took fourth in 4A-II and Labette County girls finished fourth in 4A-I. Centralia would go on to beat Waverly, 54-36, to capture the 1A-I state tournament title as they finished 25-1 on the season. 

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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