Final match ups are taking form as many semifinals games were played tonight. Check below to catch up on all the action from tournaments around the state.
The finals are set in the Burrton Tournament as Berean Academy took down Burrton 43-32. Berean held just a one point lead at the end of the first half, but was able to hold on for the win. It will play Little River as it beat Pretty Prairie 50-45. The Indians of Little River will face the Berean Warriors for the Burrton Tournament championship.
In the consolation semifinals, Goessel pulled out a narrow 42-40 victory over Hutch Central Christian. Inman dominated Fairfield 61-28. Inman and Goessel will play in the consolation finals.
Canton-Galva won on its home floor, but barely in a 44-43 win over St. John’s Military School. Bennington nearly doubled up on Ell-Saline 41-22. Canton-Galva will play Bennington in the consolation finals.
Southeast of Saline beat Wichita Home School 52-39 in the semifinals.
Andover Central advanced to the semifinals in the Chanute after a 63-53 win over Olathe North. The Jaguars will face Joplin after the Eagles took care of Shawnee Heights 49-44 to advance.
Emporia opened the Ralph Miller Classic with an explosive 90-49 thumping of Goddard. The Spartans will get Shawnee Mission South in the semifinals after the Raiders cruised by Chanute 69-26.
Olathe North will get Shawnee Heights in the consolation semis while Goddard faces host Chanute in the other consolation semifinal game.
On the bottom half of the bracket, Mulvane doubled up on Ark City in a 72-36 knockout and Conway Springs cruised past Chaparral 65-36.
Conway will take on Mulvane in the semifinals at 8 p.m. on Friday. Chaparral faces off against Ark City at 4:30.
Friday's other match-ups include Clearwater vs. Wellington in the semifinals at 6:30 and Kingman and Belle Plaine in the consolation semifinals at 3 p.m.
In Colby, Wichita South started the tournament with a 51-47 win over Holcomb to advance to the semifinals. The Titans will get McCook after the Nebraska team knocked host Colby to the consolation semifinals with a 57-33 win over the Eagles.
Liberal coasted into the semifinals with a 52-35 win over Hugoton. Defending 3A state-champion Scott City moves to the semifinals after 59-41 win over Lewis Palmer Ridge. The Beavers will take on Liberal for a spot in the championship game.
Hugoton will get Lewis Palmer Ridge in the consolation semifinals. On the other side of the consolation bracket, Holcomb will face Colby.
Dodge City Tournament
Hutchinson took down Manhattan 50-36. Wichita East cruised to a 60-39 win over Ulysses. Hutch and East will face off in the semifinals.
St. James Academy played Heights close early, but couldn’t keep up with the Falcons as Heights won 60-43. It was a back-and-forth match between Dodge City and Hays, but Dodge City finished the game with the lead and the win 43-36. Heights and Dodge City will play in the semifinals.
El Dorado Tournament
El Dorado dominated Campus 57-32 in the opening round of the Bluestem Classic. El Dorado’s Michael Riedl led all players with 19 points in the win. Newton led by two at the half against Collegiate, but fell off in the second half to come away with the 63-55 win. Collegiate’s Trace Clark led all players with 19 points. El Dorado will face Collegiate in the semifinals.
Circle squeaked out a win over Wichita Trinity 32-31. Kapaun defeated Great Bend 49-42. Great Bend was within one point at halftime, but could never get over the hump. Circle will face Kapaun in the semifinals.
In the consolation semifinals, Rose Hill came away with a 61-58 win over Douglass behind 19 points Kyle Anderson. Douglass’ Cody Holthaus led all players with 22 points. Haven’s game against Halstead almost resembled exactly the score of Rose Hill and Douglass. Haven came away with the 61-56 win. Luke Johnson led all players with 18 points. Haven and Rose Hill will face in the consolation finals.
Hillsboro Tournament - Boys
In the consolation semifinals, Republic County beat Riley County 57-49.
In the semifinal round, Hesston took down Wamego 53-49. The Swathers trailed at halftime 22-16 but was able to come back in the second half for the win.
Hillsboro Tournament – Girls
Republic County took down Winfield 45-31 in the consolation semifinals.
In the semifinals, Riley County will advance to the finals with a 44-32 win over Hesston.
Derby was 8-1 going into its game against Shawnee Mission East and is now 8-2 after a 79-50 drubbing at the hands of the Lancers. McPherson allowed just seven first-half points against Maize before rolling in the second half to a 67-43 win. The Bullpups will face SM East in the semifinals.
Buhler held a five-point lead heading into the final quarter against Lawrence Free State, but couldn’t close it out and lost a nail-biter 52-50. BV West took down the Redskins of Wichita North 48-42 despite a 28-point effort from Conner Frankamp. BV West will play Free State in the semifinals.
Salina Tournament – Boys
Salina South got a fight out of Smoky Valley, but the Cougars were able to hold the Vikings off in a 47-46 win. South advances to the championship game where the Cougars will take on Abilene. The Cowboys had a fight of their own in a 65-62 win over Salina Central.
The Mustangs will face Smoky Valley in the third-place game on Friday, and Clay Center will meet Sacred Heart in the seventh-place game.
Andover and Concordia will play for fifth place on Friday.
Salina Tournament – Girls
On the girls side, Salina Central continues its strong season with a 54-21 win over Smoky Valley to advance to the championship game. Andover provides an interesting matchup for Central after a 54-47 win over Abilene in the semis.
Smoky Valley and Abilene will play for third place, while the fifth-place game will be played by Clay Center and Salina South.
Concordia and Sacred Heart will play in the seventh-place game.
St. John-Hudson Tournament
Wichita West gave Pratt a fight, but Micah Swank was too much for the Pioneers to handle as the Greenbacks move to the semifinals with a 54-51 win. Micah Swank scored 26 points for Pratt while B.J. Dean and Payson Maydew scored 10 points each. Jordon Kelly led West with 17 points with Daylin Thomas chipping in 12 and Jeremy Wilson adding 10 points.
Macksville will try its hand at slowing down Swank in the semifinals after beating Central Plains 70-55. The Mustangs had three players with 12 points, with Jorge Baray, Adolfo Ibarra, and Adam Oak sharing the scoring. Layne Bieberle and Bryce Steiner both scored 14 points for Central Plains with Joe Barton adding 10 points
St. John-Hudson made it to the fifth-place game after beating Larned 69-46. Denn Wade led the Tigers with 15 points. Larned moves to the seventh-place game.
St. John will face the winner of Wichita West and Central Plains.
Sterling sneaks into its own championship game after Chad Bennett rattled in a 3-pointer with under 10 seconds left that hit every part of the rim before falling to give Sterling a 56-54 win over Beloit. Jake Jaderston led the Black Bears with 15 points while Seth Humphryes and Bennett scored 10 points each. Austin Budke scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds for Beloit while Zack Brummer added 16 points and Payton Vetter had 13.
Remington will be Sterling’s opponent in the championship game after the Broncos dispatched Wichita Independent 60-47. Caleb Tanner continues to have a monster tournament, scoring 20 points against the Panthers and adding 14 rebounds. Caleb Cherryholmes tallied 16 points for Remington with Tim Wedel adding 10. Matt Kaufman led Independent with 18 points.
Maize South moves into the fifth-place game with a 44-31 win over Bluestem in the consolation semifinals. Brett Barney led the Mavericks with 14 points and Wes Phillips added 10. Cody Lewis led Bluestem with 11 points.
Beloit will meet Independent in the third-place game, while Maize South will meet Hutchinson Trinity for fifth place.
Lyons and Bluestem will play for seventh.
Topeka Invitational Tournament
Wichita Northwest was knocked into the consolation round after being taken out by Lawrence 57-56. The final outcome was not without controversy however. Trailing by two with three seconds left, Lawrence pushed the ball up the floor and hit the game-winning three-point shot at time expired. The debate following the game was whether the player’s foot was over the three-point line when he let the shot go. The Grizzlies will face Kansas City Washington in the consolation semifinals at 3:15.
On the other side of the bracket, Sunrise Christian defeated Highland Park 55-43. The Buffaloes will face Olathe South in the semifinals at 6:45.
Valley Center Tournament
Wichita Southeast kicked off the January Jam with an 87-76 win over Junction City in a double-overtime thriller.
Southeast will face Blue Valley Northwest in the semifinals after the Huskies rolled Valley center 79-23.
Olathe Northwest had no problem beating Topeka Seaman, riding the efforts of Trey Bales and Shavon Shields to a 68-43 win over the Vikings. Bales had a game high 25 points and Shields was close behind with 20. Kentucky commit Willie Cauley scored 10 points for the Ravens. Ryan Colombo scored 12 points for Seaman.
Kansas City Turner moves to the semifinals against Olathe Northwest after beating Garden City 55-45. Eric Dougherty scored 17 points for Turner with Nick Rodriguez getting 14 points. Jake Curran had 14 points for Garden City with Austin Terpstra adding 10.
Topeka Seaman will get Garden City in the consolation semifinals with Valley Center and Junction City meeting in the other consolation semifinal game.