The boys team wasn’t able to capture a trip to state in a heart-breaking 50-59 loss to Maize High. The jags couldn’t get much going on the offensive end besides their star player, junior Kobe Smith. Smith had 33 of the team’s 50 on the night while shooting 50% from the field while never coming out of the game. The next leading scorer was junior Brian Perry with 8 points to be accompanied with his defensive contribution with two steals. He also gave the jags a lot of chances for second chance points, with 8 of his 12 rebounds on the day coming on the offensive end. Maize was led by senior Jaden Gustafon, who had 21 for the eagles. The Jags finish the season at 18-4 with a league title.
After a long road trip to get there, the girls team captured a third straight trip to the state tournament for Coach Jefferson, who won 52-38 over the higher seeded Topeka Seaman. This was led by seniors Brittany Harshaw and Ellie Stearns who had 15 and 12 points, respectively. Stearns also led the game in assists, with 6, and rebounds, with 8. Harshaw was als getting it done on the defensive end with 6 steals. The 6 seed Jags are set to face 3 seed Bishop Carroll on Thursday March 10 at 4 P.M. in Emporia with hopes of making a comeback to, and hopefully winning the state championship game.