2A state basketball

Claflin-Centrals Plains claims two titles


Championship. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat, once again. Central Plains' girls sit on the 2A throne ... again.
Emily Ryan scored a game-high 25 points as the Central Plains Oilers won their fifth consecutive 2A state title on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum.

The Oilers beat Valley Heights 48-32, and complete another perfect season at 26-0. On the boys' side, Central Plains started fast and finished decisively to bring home a pair of a pair of Kansas 2A titles to Claflin. The Oilers also finished at 26-0 as Brett Liebl made 6-of-6 shots with six rebounds in Central Plains' 47-34 victory over St. Mary's Colgan. 

In the 2A girls' consolation game, Olpe completed a 23-1 season with a 69-44 win over Hill City behind Brianna Vogts' 31 points and 10 rebounds. Salina-Sacred Heart prevailed 53-44 in the boys' third-place game. Sacred Heart was the 2017 2A champion on the boys' bracket. 

This was the 29th season of 2A state championship action at Bramlage Coliseum. Thanks to all 2A fans who attended all or portions of the tournament. We appreciate so many fans who embrace the "small-town" tournament, which has a comfortable, friendly home in Manhattan. Come back next year when we celebrate 30 years of high school hoops at Bramlage and Manhattan!

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