1. Class 3A upsets highlight Friday/Saturday games – Many of the contests outside of the Wichita area were postponed because of weather. However, plenty of basketball occurred, notably three upsets in Class 3A – all on the road. Rose Hill boys knocked off Wichita Collegiate, 66-63. Collegiate is ranked No. 1 in 3A, and Rose Hill is unranked. Collegiate sophomore Gradey Dick already has multiple Power 5 Division I offers. Rose Hill’s Koby Campbell went over 1,000 career points last week and averages 28 points a contest. Campbell had 25 points, and Dick 15. Collegiate led 11-1 and was ahead throughout, but RH outscored the Spartans, 24-17, in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory. Both teams have two losses. Since 2010, Rose Hill had lost six in a row to the Spartans but is now 3-1 in the last four meetings. Rose Hill is in second place in the 4A West standings. On Saturday, Campbell also received an official offer to play football at Fort Hays.
2. Colby girls remain perfect, end eight-game losing streak versus Scott City – Another key upset occurred in GWAC play when Colby defeated Scott City, 52-49. On Tuesday, Colby rolled over Hoxie, 52-26. Hoxie is ninth in 2A and Scott City is third in 3A. Colby is No. 7 in 3A – after being unranked in all previous polls. Colby is one of the state’s big improvements with coach Tom Stephens, and his daughter, Jill Stephens, who was hurt the majority of last season. As well, Eagle point guard Hallie Vaughn is a four-year starter. SC sophomore Bryn McCormick delivered 31 points in the defeat. Colby is 8-0, Scott City is 6-1. Both teams are in the Cimarron sub-state. Colby had lost eight in a row versus Scott City, according to MaxPreps archives. The win marked the most points for the Eagles in the matchup since a 61-34 win on Feb. 15, 2013. Stephens tallied 15, Brittany Foss tallied 13 and Vaughn finished with 11. Colby, Halstead, Sabetha and Nemaha Central are the lone undefeated teams in 3A Girls.
3. Lakin boys defeat Larned – Lakin upset Larned, 68-64, on the road. Lakin is unranked, and Larned is third in 3A. Lakin has won four straight versus Kansas teams. Larned dropped to 6-1. Lakin led by 12 entering the fourth quarter before Larned outscored the Broncs, 25-17, in the fourth. Lakin improved to 5-2 and sunk eight treys. Dominick Daniels, Hunter Davis and Sonnie Altman all finished with 13 points. Altman is a recent transfer from Leoti-Wichita County. He averaged 16 points and nine rebounds a contest for WC last season. Davis is a transfer from Meade after he delivered 10 points a game in ’18-19. Chance Sanger paced Larned with 21, and Mason Perez added 20.
4. Ranked teams stay perfect with big wins, defense – Two postponements moved to Saturday. Otis-Bison girls, ranked No. 8 in 1A, improved to 8-0 with a 26-12 win versus Victoria in Central Prairie League play. O-B, with its inside play of Cora Anderson and Maddie Wiltse, has permitted just 28 points a contest. Liberal girls, No. 2 in 6A, bumped to 7-0 with a 53-29 victory versus Hays High in a game that featured a running clock.
Liberal allowed just two first half field goals with its pair of Division I standouts in Katie Horyna and Machia Mullens and excellent depth. They combined for 31 points and 15 rebounds. In the City League, Wichita Heights girls are 7-0 and ranked fourth in 6A after a 53-34 win versus Wichita Northwest, ranked No. 9 in 6A. Heights briefly trailed early before a big run to end the first quarter. Heights has allowed just 26 points a contest, best in 6A.
Topeka High, Liberal, Shawnee Mission Northwest and Heights, the top-four teams in the 6A poll, are the four remaining 6A unbeaten squads. Also in the City League, Bishop Carroll girls, ranked No. 4 in 5A, defeated Wichita Southeast, 32-30, in a low-scoring contest. Carroll leads 5A West with just 30 points allowed.
5. Eisenhower girls earn history versus rival Goddard – Eisenhower girls defeated Goddard, 50-46, and ended an 11-game losing streak in the series that dated back to a 48-45 win on March 5, 2014. Eisenhower was 9-12 last year and has new coach Matt Brumley. Junior guard Kennedy Nicholson, a returning second team all-league player, stepped up with 22 points, including five treys.
It marked the first time Eisenhower had won at Goddard. Brooke Sullivan paced Goddard with 15, and Kade Hackerott, a Central Missouri signing, delivered 14. Eisenhower is 5-1 and gets Maize South (No. 7 5A) and Maize this week.