Derby adds another win to wild playoff run, advances to semifinals

Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 12:34 AM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - The Derby Panthers, fresh off of their game-of-the-year candidate against Washburn Rural in the sub-state championship, had all the momentum coming into the 6A state tournament. With a draw in the first round of Olathe North, the Panthers used that momentum to continue their improbable run into the semifinals.

Kaden Franklin led all scorers with 15 points in the win. Kaeson Fisher-Brown (12) and Dallas Metzger (11) also finished in double digits.

Now on the horizon for the Panthers may have their toughest matchup in the season in 21-2 Wichita Heights. The Panthers-Falcons matchup will come Friday at 6 p.m. in Charles Koch Arena.