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High School Sports

March 5, 2013

Kansas brackets released

Colgan to face Scott City

Several area Kansas basketball teams learned who they will play in the first round as the state tournament brackets were released Sunday.

The St. Mary’s-Colgan Panthers (17-5) were given the No. 7 seed and will face No. 2 Scott City (22-1) in the first round of the Kansas Class 3A boys state tournament at 3 p.m. Thursday in Hutchinson.

Colgan advanced to the state tournament by beating Riverton 74-54 in the sub-state finals on Saturday at St. Mary’s-Colgan. Scott City rolled in an 81-62 victory over Holcomb on Saturday at Kismet. Scott City’s only loss of the season came to Class 6A Wichita North 67-63 in overtime.

The Independence boys (18-5) earned the No. 5 seed and will face No. 4 Abilene (19-4) at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Class 4A state tournament at Salina. In the 4A girls tournament at Salina, No. 4 Fort Scott (17-5) faces No. 5 Clearwater (16-6) at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, and No. 7 Labette County (15-7) plays No. 2 McPherson (20-3) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

No. 8 Oswego (14-9) matches up against No. 1 Meade (22-0) at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Class 2A boys state tournament at Manhattan.

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