The 2018-19 basketball season wrapped up with the State Championships
The 2018-19 Kansas high school basketball season is over. Check out the State Tournament brackets at the links below:
Blue Valley Northwest won their third straight 6A Championship with a 53-41 victory over Washburn Rural. The Huskies got 17 points and 10 rebounds from Mike Peake while Christian Braun added 16 points and 10 boards. Wichita Southeast downed Shawnee Mission South in the third place game led by sophomore Jackie Johnson's 33 points, including six of 11 three-pointers.
Washburn Rural downed Centennial League foe Topeka High to win the 6A girls' title. Carly Bachelor led the Jr. Blues with 22 points. Derby was dominant in the third place game downing Olathe Northwest 71-40. Derby senior standout Kennedy Brown had a huge game with 23 points, 16 rebounds and eight blocks.
Andover Central won the 5A title over Basehor-Linwood 58-47 and got big nights from their big three. Braden Belt scored 20 points, Easton Leedom added 19 and Xavier Bell dumped in 16 for the Jags. Maize beat Bishop Carroll 68-49 in the third place game.
Aquinas beat Blue Valley Southwest 59-38 to win their fourth straight title. The Saints have been to 25 consecutive State Tournaments. Schlagle defeated McPherson 60-54 in the third place game.
Piper beat Augusta 86-53 for the 4A Championship, while Trinity Academy downed Chapman 56-43 for third.
Bishop Miege handed Piper their first loss of the season 60-41 and won their fifth title in six seasons. Baldwin beat Nickerson 52-37 in the third place game.
Girard won their first ever boys' State Basketball Championship 49-45 over Beloit. Perry-Lecompton took third place over TMP 57-49.
Royal Valley needed overtime to defeat Cheney 55-52 for the 3A Title. Norton edged Nemaha Central 36-33 for third.
Ness City earned the 2A Championship over Hutch-Trinity 67-55 while Inman needed overtime to defeat St. Mary's Colgan 60-56 in the third place game.
Garden Plain defeated Sterling 47-40 for the Championship while Wabaunsee beat Trego 49-36 for third.
Central Plains beat rival St. John to improve to 28-0 on the year. The 40-28 victory was the fourth time the Oilers beat the Tigers this season. Osborne survived Caldwell 49-44 for third.
Central Plains won their 111th consecutive game and their sixth consecutive State Championship with a 52-34 win over Hanover. Thunder Ridge took third with a 54-44 win over Waverly.