South, Sacred Heart Boys Hit State Tournament Floors
Mike Hammett - Thu 01:31 AM 03/07/2013
The Salina South Cougars will try to use the momentum from their upset of cross-town rival Salina Central to springboard a run in the Class 5A state tournament at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.
The Cougars are 9-12, and will face top-seed and undefeated Shawnee Mission South. The Raiders are 22-0, and have played just three games within 10 points this season. The Raiders have won by an average of 24 points per game this season. It is the first year for Shawnee Mission South in Class 5A after dropping from Class 6A.
The Cougars are making their first state appearance since 2004, and are looking for their first state win in 30 years. The Cougars last won a state tournament game in 1983.
Pregame coverage is at 2:50 with tip-off at 3 on SportsRadio 1150 KSAL.
After a one-year hiatus, the Sacred Heart Knights are state-bound again, as they head to the Sports Arena in Hutchinson.
The Knights are 15-8 and take on top-seed Humboldt. The Cubs are 23-0 this year, and are from the Tri-Valley League.
Half of the Knights’ losses have come to state tournament teams. The Knights lost twice to both Beloit (3A tournament) and Republic County (2A tournament) and lost two other games against larger schools during the Salina Invitational Tournament.
Pregame coverage is at 6:20 with tip-off at 6:30 on Classic Hits 104.9.