Derby girls basketball is undefeated and ranked in the top five in the state in class 6A. The Panthers are led by one of the top players in the country in the class of 2023 in junior Addy Brown, a versatile forward who can strike from anywhere on the court.
Already with three wins against ranked teams – all in larger classifications – the top-ranked Lady Oilers (1A, Div. II) moved to 6-0 overall and 4-0 against ranked teams with a 46-26 win over No. 9 Haven (3A) Friday night.
The bottom of the Amos Morris Tournament bracket is loaded this year. Tuesday night top-ranked Central Plains (1A, Div. II) held off No. 4 Smith Center 61-57 in round one. The reward: a semifinal game against fifth-ranked Phillipsburg (3A) Friday night.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) announced Wednesday starting with the 2022-2023 season, state associations can choose to adopt a 35-second shot clock in high school basketball games.