Varsity Basketball

Class 1A-division I girls

At White Auditorium, Emporia

Wednesday's Quarterfinals

3 P.M.

No. 7 Hanover (16-7) —The Wildcats start five seniors. C Kendra Zabokrtsky leads the Wildcats in scoring (11.6) and rebounds (10.5), while also blocking 51 shots.

No. 2 Hoxie (22-1) —The Indians use their pressure defense to force 17 steals a game, which leads to easy baskets and a 52-percent shooting team. Junior MacKenzie Mense (14 points) and freshman Gabi Spresser (13) are the top scorers.

4:45

No. 6 Centralia (16-7) —In four of seven losses, the Panthers had the ball on their final possession with a chance to tie or win. Jill Kramer averages 14 points, 9 rebounds.

No. 3 Little River (22-1) —Little River allowed 50 points once (loss to Central Christian). Megan Starner (15.5) is the leading scorer.

6:30

No. 8 Minneola (14-8) —The Wildcats are 4-4 in their last eight games and won their sub-state games by a combined seven points. Kassy Ptacek averages 14.4 points, nine rebounds.

No. 1 Olpe (23-0) —The Eagles are led by four-year starter Kathryn Flott, who averages 23 points and eight rebounds. Olpe's closest margin of victory was 14 over St. James Academy in January.

8:15

No. 5 Cedar Vale-Dexter (19-4) —Dexter qualified for state by itself in 2009. Guards Alexis Hafenstein (15.6) and Kaylie Berkley (14.3) are leading scorers. No player's taller than 5-9, but the team averages 35 rebounds.

No. 4 South Central (20-2) _ G Lauren Jarnagin leads in three-point shooting (40 percent), while Devery Alexander shoots 78 percent at the FT line. C Michelle Burt leads in scoring (11.5) and rebounding (7.5).

Friday's Semifinals

Hanover-Hoxie winner vs. Centralia-Little River winner, 3 p.m.

Minneola-Olpe winner vs. Cedar Vale-Dexter-South Central winner, 6:30

Saturday's Finals

Third-place game, noon

Championship, 4 p.m.

The Eagle's Picks

Joanna Chadwick: Olpe over Centralia

Chris Elliott: Olpe over Little River

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