No. 1 St. John-Hudson holds on for championship berth
The Tigers of St. John-Hudson trailed Centralia 15-12 after one quarter. But the Tigers took a deep breath and lit up the scoreboard with 20 points in the second quarter to Centralia's seven. From the big second quarter, St. John-Hudson and Centralia traded shot-for-shot. The Panthers actually outscored St. John-Hudson 22-17 in the fourth quarter. St. John-Hudson came away with a 61-56 victory.
Four players for St. John-Hudson scored in the double figures as Spencer Nusser scored 17 points in the win. The Tigers will meet No. 2 South Haven (23-2) in the state championship game.
No. 2 South Haven takes down Stockton in semifinal
No. 6 Stockton gave it all it had, but it wasn't enough as No. 2 South Haven came away with a 65-60 win over the Tigers. Stockton kept with the Cardinals throughout the game, but a 22-point fourth quarter proved to be the difference in the battle for a state title berth.
South Haven's Austin Showman led all players with 21 points and teammate Bryce Byers added 15. South Haven will meet St. John-Hudson for the state championship.
No. 1 Olpe takes down the Red Aces of No. 5 Bucklin
Top-seeded Olpe moved to 25-0 on the season with a 54-43 win over Bucklin in the state semifinal game. Elena Flott continued her solid state tournament with 23 points to lead all players. Teammate Janae Haag finished with 11 points. The Lady Eagles will face No. 2 Hoxie in the state championship game.
No. 2 Hoxie finishes off St. John-Hudson
No team could gain much traction throughout this semifinal game, but it was Hoxie that advanced to the state championship game with a 47-41 win over St. John-Hudson.
Hoxie used a big 16-point third quarter to pull away from the Lady Indians and held on through the fourth quarter. Hoxie's Carly Heim led all players with 13 points and Danel Stithem added 10 in the win. No. 2 Hoxie will puts its undefeated record on the line against Olpe in teh state championship game.