Conway Springs teams advance to competitive 2nd rounds; Caldwell girls victorious

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The first round sub-state games for Class 3A, 2A, and 1A teams are in the books. The first round offered little surprises for any of the Sumner County teams. But that is sure to change as second round games begin on Thursday and Friday.Here’s a run down of four sub-states that include Sumner County teams.BOYSClass 3A CHENEY SUB STATEMonday:Garden Plain 60 Belle Plaine 47Cheney 54 Douglass 41Conway Springs 57 Bluestem 37Wichita Independent 66 Chaparral 41.Thursday (at Cheney)#2 Conway Springs (17-4) vs. #3 Wichita Independent (15-6), 6 p.m.#1 Garden Plain (17-4) vs. #4 Cheney (13-8), 7:30 p.m.Saturday – Finals, 7:30 p.m. Analysis: The Conway Springs boys got off to a good start with a relatively easy win over Bluestem in the first round of the Cheney sub-state where all higher seeds advanced. Conway Springs’ easy win came while resting the starters for much of the game. Amazingly, Josh Dugan didn’t score in that game.Belle Plaine boys ended their season impressively with a close loss to top seed Garden Plain, losing by 13 points. The two teams were locked in a two-point battle late in the third quarter before the Owls pulled away late.Conway Springs now plays Wichita Independent in the semifinals at 6 p.m. in Cheney. Conway Springs last beat Independent 60-55 on Jan. 15.All four teams in the semifinals have winning records and they all played one another close during the regular season. It should be an interesting two nights with any one of the four teams left realistically emerging as sub-state champions.———Class 2A SEDAN SUB STATETuesday:Sedan 83 Udall 40Pittsburg Colgan 57 Yates Center 37West Elk 63 Oswego 37Uniontown 50 Oxford 42Friday – Semifinals at Sedan: Sedan vs. Pittsburg Colgan, West Elk vs. Uniontown.Saturday – Finals, 7:30 p.m.Analysis. Oxford played the closest of all the lower seeds in the first round of this sub-state.“We had our chances in this game,” said Kyle Green, Oxford head boys basketball coach. “We turned the ball over early too much, which has been our issue all year.”Uniontown led 14-10 at the end of the first quarter and held a 27-18 advantage at halftime. Uniontown built the lead to 14 before Oxford outscored it down the stretch. Scoring for Oxford were: Grant Smith 8, Camren Clements 10, Kyson Perrin 14, Henry Carter 2, Dylan Reuter 2, Cal Shimkus 4, Dakota Mitchell 2. Green’s reflection of the season: We finish the year at 8-13. We lost seven games by 7 points or less during the year, last night was another one we could have gotten. It’s a young team learning how to win. We lose 2 seniors off our roster, but will return 10 kids that I think have a chance to get something done next year. It will all depend on the time they put in the in the gym this summer during our summer program which includes MAYB. They will also have to get stronger in the weight-room. We get all that done and we will have a chance to compete for the upper half of the SCBL. I’m very happy with our progression this year as a team. We came into the year with really two kids who had played much varsity (Kyson Perrin, Grant Smith) and we came out of the year as an experienced group that will be battle tested going into next year. It was a fun year to coach a great bunch of kids. Probably the most stress-free year I’ve had in 10 years here. They were just a group that wanted to get better, wanted to do well, and were coachable. That makes this job not only easy, but fun. ———Class 1A Div. 1DEXTER SUB STATEMonday#1 Pretty Prairie (13-7) byeFairfield 46 Central-Burden 44#2 South Barber (11-9) byeDexter/Cedar Vale 62 South Haven 52Thursday- semifinals at Dexter.Saturday – Finals, 7:30 p.m.Analysis: South Haven ended its season at 3-16.———Class 1A Div. 2 CALDWELL SUB STATEMonday#1 Attica (18-2) bye.Caldwell 62 Norwich 50#2 Argonia (14-6) bye.  Ashland 66 Cunningham 40Thursday- semifinals at Caldwell. Argonia (15-6) vs. Ashland (14-6), 6 p.m.;  Attica (19-2) vs. Caldwell (13-8), 7:30 p.m.Saturday – Finals, 7:30 p.m.Analysis: Things will really get interesting in Caldwell as all four teams come in here with winning records. Argonia has its work cut out for it against an Ashland team that buried Cunningham on Monday. But Caldwell may have it worse. Attica is a top five team in Class 1A Div. 2 and is favored to win the substate.———GIRLSClass 3A CHENEY SUB STATETuesdayGarden Plain 63 Belle Plaine 15Wichita Independent 51 Douglass 38Conway Springs 51 Chaparral 19Cheney 56 Bluestem 25.Friday (at Cheney)#1 Garden Plain (19-2) vs. #4 Wichita Independent (14-7), 6 p.m.#2 Conway Springs (18-3) vs. #3 Cheney (14-7), 7:30 p.m.Saturday – Finals, 6 p.m. Analysis: This sub-state, like the boys, will be really, really good from this point forward. Conway Springs had little trouble annihilating Chaparral. Now it is the battle of the Cardinals and this could be a barnburner. Conway Springs has beaten Cheney both times during the regular season, but Cheney has the home crowd. Garden Plain is lurking and should have an easy time with Wichita Independent.———Class 2A SEDAN SUB STATEMonday:Sedan 61 Yates Center 12Pittsburg Colgan 46 Udall 20Uniontown 44 Oxford 11Oswego 33 West Elk 27Thursday – Sedan vs. Pittsburg Colgan; Uniontown vs. Oswego.Saturday – Finals, 6 p.m.Analysis. Oxford girls finish year at 4-16.Class 1A Div. 1  DEXTER SUB STATETuesdaySouth Barber bye.Pretty Prairie 36 Central Burden 28South Haven byeCedar Vale-Dexter 49 Fairfield 46Friday- South Barber vs. Pretty Prairie, 6 p.m.; South Haven vs. Dexter/Cedar Vale, 7:30 p.m.Saturday – Finals, 6 p.m.Analysis: South Haven girls will be battling Dexter-Cedar Vale which pulled off an upset after the Spartans won their third game of the season. South Haven has to be weary as this is a home game for Dexter.Class 1A Div. 2 CALDWELL SUB STATETuesday#1 Norwich (19-1) bye.Caldwell 51 Argonia 45#2 Cunningham (15-5) bye.   Attica 61 Ashland 26.Friday- semifinals at Caldwell.  Norwich vs. Caldwell, 7:30 p.m. Attica vs. Cunningham, 6 p.m.Saturday – Finals, 6 p.m.Analysis: Caldwell and Argonia had an interesting showdown with the host eventually getting victory. The Lady Bluejays have their work cut out for them having to play the top ranked team in the state in round two.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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