Tonganoxie Ken Diskin was well aware his Tonganoxie High basketball team had faced, and beaten, Basehor-Linwood on two occasions.
"I'm sure there was pressure on them since they'd beaten (Basehor) twice before," Diskin said.
Pressure or no, the Chieftains again tripped the Bobcats, 64-50, in a Class 4A sub-state quarterfinal Tuesday night at the Tongie gym.
The Chieftains jumped to a 15-6 first-quarter lead, which they extended to 34-21 at halftime. Tongie, though, was outscored 13-7 in the third quarter.
"We had a kind of slow third quarter and then picked it up again in the fourth quarter," Diskin said.
The Chieftains, now 16-5, will face Baldwin in Thursday night's sub-state semifinal. The Bulldogs, now 12-9, advanced with a 66-54 win over Perry-Lecompton on Monday night.
Tonganoxie 64, Basehor-Linwood 50
Basehor-Linwood: Jones 8, Anderson 5, McMillen 15, Klamm 4, Oliver 14, Grabill 4.
Tonganoxie: Magner 18, Knipp 5, Lewis 2, Calovich 12, O'Brien 6, West 4, Dale 17.