WICHITA, Kan.—Meade continued its tear with an 80-43 domination of the No. 8-seeded Oswego Indians. The undefeated Buffaloes jumped out to a 19-5 first-quarter and didn’t slow down. Meade stretched its lead to 41-22 at halftime. Oswego managed just five points in the final quarter of its season. Meade’s Randy Friesen led all players with 22 points and Oswego was led by Tag Oldham with 12 points. The Buffaloes will meet Moundridge in the second round.
Moundridge escapes from Inman
No. 4 Inman and No. 5 Moundridge are Heart of America league foes and it showed the two knew each other Wednesday as the two went back and forth. Moundridge was able to open a 25-18 halftime lead and held on for the 48-41 opening-round victory. The Wildcats will face a tough Meade squad in the second round.
Lyndon falls to No. 7 Ness City
Lyndon entered the state tournament with a 22-1 record and a No. 2 seed. Ness City didn’t care. With three players in double figures, the Eagles were able to win 53-48. Ness City held a narrow 29-27 halftime lead and both teams scored 12 points in the third quarter. Ness City outscored Lyndon 12-9 to send Lyndon home with just its second loss of the season. Ness City will face Republic County in the second round.
Republic County takes care of business
Jefferson County North put up a valiant effort that deserves high praise, but it just wasn’t enough against the No. 3-seeded Buffaloes. Jefferson actually held a one-point lead at halftime at 36-35, but Republic County did just enough in the second half to pull away for the 78-68 victory. Republic County will meet Ness City in the second round.