Eisenhower girls and boys are headed to the 5A State tournament after winning
their substate tournaments.
girls won an exciting overtime game at Bishop Carroll, 57-56. Carroll, the No.
2 seed, and Eisenhower, the third seed, had identical records at 15-6, and
Carroll was ranked 10th in Class 5A.
boys won their championship game on their home court Friday night, beating
Maize South 68-54. The berth in the 5A State tournament comes a year after the
Tigers lost their substate championship game when they seemed like a sure thing
to go to State.
late-season loss kept the Tigers (21-1) from being in contention for the top
seed in the 5A tournament. Instead, the Tigers are seeded fourth and will face
No. 5 Wichita Heights (18-4). That game will be at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the
Topeka Expocenter. The winner will face either No. 1 Lansing (22-0) or No. 8
St. Thomas Aquinas (11-11) at 4:45 p.m. Friday. The other side of the bracket has
No. 2 Hays (22-0) vs. No. 7 Salina Central (13-9), and No. 3 Highland Park
(21-1) vs. No. 6 Kansas City-Washington (17-5).
of the top 10 team in 5A are in the tournament, including the four in the last
5A rankings: No. 1 Lansing, No. 2 Hays, No. 3 Highland Park and No. 4
girls quarterfinal games will be on Thursday. Eisenhower is seeded eighth and
will face No. 1 Leavenworth (21-1) at 3 p.m. Thursday. The winner will play
Friday against either No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas (20-2) or No. 5 Kapaun-Mt.
Carmel (20-2). The other games include No. 2 Salina Central (21-1) vs. No. 7
St. James Academy (17-5), and No. 2 Great Bend (20-2) vs. No. 6 Topeka Seaman
semifinal games are Friday. Saturday’s schedule includes: girls third-place
game, 12 p.m.; boys third-place game 2 p.m.; girls championship 4 p.m.; boys
championship, 6:15 p.m.
more on Eisenhower’s wins including photographs, and a preview of the State
tournament, see this Thursday’s Times-Sentinel.
Cheney boys improved all season, but came up three points short in a 53-50 loss
to Holcomb in Saturday’s championship at the Cimarron regional. The Cardinals
finish the season at 16-6.
a round-up off all substate action in this week’s Times-Sentinel.