Great Bend’s girls basketball team (7-2) will play Lawrence Free State (7-2) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Free State Tournament. The second round will be played Friday.
Free State is eighth sixth in Class 6A and finished 17-5 last year. All-stater Madison Piper is averaging 20 ppg. The Freebirds lost 49-48 to Lawrence High and 42-40 to Leavenworth, last year’s Class 5A state champion.
Two-time defending state champion Central Plains (9-0) will play Little River (1-9) at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Barton Hilltop Hoops Classic. The Oilers beat Moundridge in the championship game last year. Macksville (2-7) plays Wichita Life Prep (8-0) and St. John (3-6) meets Moundridge (8-1) in Tuesday’s games.
At Pratt, Larned’s girls play Maize South at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Kansas City Washington at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Monday—Central Plains (9-0) vs. Little River (1-9), 6:30; Ness City (6-4) vs. Ell-Saline (5-5), 8:15 p.m; Tuesday—Central Plains-Little River loser vs. Ness City-Ell Saline loser, 4:45 p.m.; Wichita Life Prep (8-0) vs. Macksville (2-7), 6:30 p.m.; Moundridge (8-1) vs. St. John (3-6), 8:15 p.m.; Thursday—Life Prep-Macksville loser vs. Moundridge-St. John loser, 4:45 p.m.; Life Prep-Macksville winner vs. Moundridge-St. John winner, 6:30 p.m.; Central Plains-Little River winner vs. Ness City-Ell Saline winner, 8:15 p.m.; Friday—Seventh place, 3 p.m.; Fifth place, 4:45 p.m.; Third place, 6:30 p.m.; Championship, 8:15 p.m.
Thursday—SM East vs. Wichita South, 3 p.m.; KC Sumner vs. Washburn Rural, 4:45; Lawrence Free State vs. Great Bend, 6:30; Highland Park vs. Derby, 8:15. Friday—KC Sumner-Washburn Rural loser vs. SM East-Wichita South loser, 3 p.m.; Highland Park-Derby loser vs. Free State-Great Bend loser, 4:45; KC Sumner-Washburn Rural winner vs. SM East-Wichita South winner, 6:30; Highland Park-Derby winner vs. Free State-Great Bend winner, 8:15. Saturday—7th place, 10 a.m.; 5th place, 10:30; 3rd place, 12:15 p.m.; championship, 2.
Tuesday—Maize South vs. Larned, 5 p.m.; Wichita North vs. Pratt, 6:30; Thursday—KC Washington vs. Maize South, 5; Ulysses vs. Pratt, 6:30; Friday—Ulysses vs. Wichita North, 5 p.m.; Larned vs. KC Washington, 6:30; Saturday—5th place, 3:30 p.m., 3rd place, 5; championship, 6:30.
Tuesday—Stafford vs. Goessel, 6 p.m.; Burrton vs. Hutchinson Central Christian, 6; Trinity Academy vs. Berean Academy, 7:30; Halstead vs. Douglass, 7:30
Tuesday—Pretty Prairie vs. Norwich, 3:30 p.m.; South Barber vs. Attica, 5; Medicine Lodge vs. Kinsley, 6:30; Skyline vs. Cunningham, 8
Thursday—Chaparral vs. Wellington, 3 p.m.; Nickerson vs. Goddard, 4:30; Cheney vs. Kingman, 6; Rose Hill vs. Haven, 7:30
Thursday—Hays vs. Olathe East, 3 p.m.; Andale vs. Manhattan, 4:30; Wichita Northwest vs. SM Northwest, 6; SM South vs. McPherson, 7:30.
Thursday—Garden City vs. Andover Central, 3 p.m.; Kapaun-Mt. Carmel vs. SM Miege, 4:45; Olathe Northwest vs. Wichita Carroll, 6:30; Dodge City vs. Newton, 8:15