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State basketball tournament field set for LHS, FSHS, Seabury

March 5, 2017


Back in the Class 6A state tournament for the first time since 2013, Free State’s boys basketball team earned the No. 4 seed and will face No. 5 Wichita South (16-6) in the first round at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at Wichita State’s Koch Arena.

Lawrence High’s boys basketball team is the No. 7 seed and will play No. 2 Manhattan (18-4) at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The Firebirds (16-6) and Lions (15-7) are on opposite sides of the bracket and would only meet in the state championship.

With a win in the first round, Free State will play top-seeded Blue Valley Northwest (19-3) or eighth-seeded Garden City (11-11) in the semifinals at 8:15 p.m. Friday.

The Lawrence-Manhattan winner will play No. 3 Olathe Northwest (17-5) or No. 6 Blue Valley North (16-6) at 4:45 p.m. Friday in the semifinals.

In the 6A girls bracket, Lawrence’s girls basketball team (18-4) was seeded sixth and will open against No. 3 Olathe South (18-4) in the first round at 4:45 p.m. Thursday. The Lions lost, 54-38, versus O-South on Jan. 6.

With a win, the LHS girls would face No. 2 Manhattan (21-1) or No. 7 Olathe Northwest (15-7) at 3 p.m. Friday in the semifinals.

In 2A, Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team (18-4) returns to state as the No. 6 seed, facing No. 3 Ness City (21-2) in the first round at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum.

The Seabury-Ness City winner will face St. John (22-1) or St. Mary’s Colgan (17-5) in the semifinals at 4:45 p.m. Friday.


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