The Inman boys and both Moundridge Wildcat teams will be representing their schools at the Class 2A state tournament this week in Manhattan after winning their respective sub-states Saturday.
The Inman boys were a 42-39 winner over Little River Saturday in the finals of the Sterling sub-state.
The Teutons held a 25-13 lead after the first half, but Little River mounted a furious second half comeback that game just short in the final seconds of the game. Justin Friesen had 18 for Inman, while Alex Ropp added 10.
Inman will face McPherson County rival Moundridge in the first round of the 2A state tournament Wednesday at 4:45 p.m.
The Wildcats advanced with a 57-33 win over Peabody-Burns in the Moundridge finals Saturday night.
Moundridge led 15-7 after the first quarter, but the Warriors fought back to within 21-16 at the half. A 20 point Wildcat third quarter, sparked by a pair of Ryan Lorimer three pointers, sealed the win for Moundridge.
Daniel Ratzlaff had 18 points for the Wildcats. Lorimer added 12.
The Moundridge girls also took their sub-state final at home Saturday night, just squeezing past Berean Academy 24-22.
It was tight from buzzer to buzzer, with Berean holding a 12-8 edge at the half. Ashley Holler had seven second half points forMoundridge to help send the Wildcats to the state tournament.
Brooke Holloway added seven points, also, in the win. Tiffany Huxman had five, including a three in the third quarter. No Wildcat broke double digits.
Xannie Quiring led all scorers with 14 points in the loss.
Moundridge girls will open as the No. 4 seed Thursday against Northern Heights. Tip off is at 4:45 p.m. at Bramlage Coliseum.
The Elyria Christian School girls were the only other area team in action Saturday night, falling to Wilson 47-32 in the finals of the 1A Div. II Sylvan Grove sub-state. It was the first time the Eagles had made a sub-state championship in school history.
The Eagles were held to a single free throw in the first quarter, but otherwise kept pace with No. 3 ranked Wilson, thanks, in part, to Rachel Adamyk’s 10 points. Cori Mines added 9, while Abby Fields had six.
The Eagles finish their season at 14-9.
Head coach Jeff Fields will lose Mines and Fields to graduation, but will return the bulk of this year’s team in the 2013-2014 season.