PRATT -- Defense wins championships. The Larned girls applied that old adage with vigor at the 4A Div 2 Sub-State as they defensed themselves into the State Finals in Emporia with a 40-32 victory over the Haven Wildcats Saturday evening. It's the Indians' first state trip since 1998.
PRATT - The Nickerson girls were unable to overcome 31 turnovers as they fell to the Larned 45-32 in the Pratt Class 4A-Div. 2 basketball substate. Larned (12-9) meets Haven Saturday for a berth in the Class 4A-Div. 2 state tournament.