Varsity Basketball

Class 3A girls

At Hutchinson Sports Arena

Thursday's Quarterfinals

3 P.M.

No. 8 Fredonia (15-8) —After losing two of its last three regular-season games, Fredonia powered through the Neodesha sub-state tournament, winning each game by an average of 22 points. Senior guard Kaitlyn Rogers averaged a team-high 15.6 points during sub-state. .

No. 1 Jefferson North (23-0) —Undefeated Jefferson North has lost four games in the past three years, but has only made it to the tournament once during the run. In 2010, the Chargers lost to Garden Plain 61-46 in the third-place game.

4:45

No. 5 Thomas More Prep (19-4) —The reigning Class 3A state champion defeated Southwest Heights by three points at the Larned sub-state tournament. The Monarchs also defeated No. 2 Riley County 51-29 at the Hillsboro tournament earlier in the season.

No. 4 Central Heights (19-4) —Central Heights won its three sub-state games by an average score of 26 points. Senior Marissa Cox and junior Katelin Horstick led the Vikings, averaging more than 12 points and seven rebounds each.

6:30

No. 7 Wichita Collegiate (17-6) —Collegiate last won a state title in 2006. Led by senior Ashia Woods' 34-point performance, Collegiate beat No. 1 seed Garden Plain at the Owls' sub-state tournament. All six of the Spartans' losses have been against opponents in Class 4A or higher.

No. 2 Riley County (20-2) —Riley County is making it's fourth tournament appearance in the past five years. The Falcons didn't qualify last year, but won it in during their undefeated season in 2008. One of Riley County's two loses this season was against fifth seed Thomas More Prep.

8:15

No. 6 Hillsboro (19-4) —This marks Hillsboro's third consecutive trip to the state tournament, although the Trojans haven't made it past the first round since they won it all in 2007. Hillsboro defeated Hutchinson Trinity 52-26 and Remington in overtime by two points in the Halstead sub-state tournament.

No. 3 Osage City (21-2) —After defeating Rossville 46-29 in the opening round of the Council Grove sub-state tournament, the Indians squeezed by in the semifinal and championship games by six total points. Osage City has an experienced team, with eight of 12 roster spots occupied by seniors.

Friday's Semifinals

Jeff North-Fredonia winner vs. Central Heights-TMP winner, 3 p.m.

Riley County-Wichita Collegiate winner vs. Osage City-Hillsboro winner, 6:30

Saturday's Finals

Third-place game, noon

Championship, 4 p.m.

The Eagle's Picks

Joanna Chadwick: Riley County over Jefferson North

Chris Elliott: Jefferson North over Collegiate

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