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High School Sports

Wetmore upsets Seabury

February 26, 2010

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— Wetmore, a winner only twice this season, stunned Seabury Academy, 55-50, in a Class 1A regional boys basketball game Thursday.

Seabury, the No. 1 seed, finished with an 11-5 record. Wetmore advanced to Saturday’s final with a 3-18 record.

The Seahawks jumped to a 16-6 first-quarter lead, but cooled off in the second half. They also struggled with foul trouble late.

“We started out real hot,” Seabury coach Mike Harding said. “But then we couldn’t get the ball inside to our bigs. They clamped down on us.”

Bill Gibbs led the Seahawks with 15 points. Sklyer Malone added 11, and Dan Simons scored nine. Reed Grabill, who was named the team MVP, added seven points.

Seabury had defeated Wetmore, 58-45, during the regular season in Lawrence.

“It’s tough to beat a team that’s out for revenge like they were,” Harding said. “They didn’t lay down after our first quarter. They kept coming at us.”

It was Harding’s last game as Seabury’s coach. School officials announced earlier this month they will hire a new coach for next season.

Comments

dougmarshall 4 years, 9 months ago

From what I hear Seabury got a taste of the best small-school league in the state. Wetmore is a cellar dweller in the Twin Valley League. That league typically has 4 or 5 teams (girls and boys) in the state tournament (they have both 2A and 1A schools). My guess is that if Seabury was in that league, they wouldn't have been 11-5. Just what I heard.

eric1889 4 years, 9 months ago

Doug you are correct about the Twin Valley League. It's amazing how good every school is up there in Northeast/central Kansas. Hanover has won the last 2 state championships in football, and appear to be on track for consecutive championships in basketball. That is if they can get past B & B who has only lost 2 games on the year. Playing in that league just prepared Wetmore to compete in their regional. Too bad, they won't get out of substate.

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