Piper girls to compete in state basketball semifinals Friday

The Piper High School girls basketball team advanced to the state semifinals with a 77-70 victory over Coffeyville March 12. Here they pose with a trophy following the substate victory. (Piper file photo)

by Mary Rupert

The Piper High School girls basketball team made the final four, advancing to the state semifinals with a 77-70 victory March 12 over Coffeyville.

The Lady Pirates advanced to the semifinal game, which will be at 6:30 p.m. March 14 in Salina, Kan., vs. No. 1 seed, Wamego. Both teams have won at least 20 games this season.

Doug Key, Piper athletic director, said Wamego has a 23-0 record this season with a 39-game winning streak. Piper this year is 20-3.

Key noted that Wednesday night’s victory over Coffeyville was probably the most points scored all year by the Lady Pirates.

He said Piper players who led in Wednesday’s scoring included Haley White, Megan Woolley and Jessica Wayne.

“Everybody that played really contributed last night,” he said. “It was a great team victory.”

In other high school basketball action, Washington High School lost 73-47 to Highland Park on Wednesday in Class 5A boys competition.

Sumner Academy (10-12) takes on McPherson (20-1) in Class 4A boys basketball competition at 6:30 p.m. March 13.

Piper athletes named to Kaw Valley League teams

Several Piper High School athletes were named to Kaw Valley League basketball teams recently.

They include: Kaw Valley League first team girls: Megan Woolley, Haley White, and Tori Webb.

Kaw Valley League honorable mention girls team: Jessica Wayne.

Kaw Valley League first team boys: Luke Long, Dominique Jennings and Vincent Eskina.

Kaw Valley League honorable mention boys team: Tyler Owens.

– Information from Doug Key, Piper athletic director

Piper results

 

Piper girls basketball team wins substate. (Piper High School photo)

Piper High School – bowling at Wichita (state)

– Girls (8th place as a team)

– sr. Sydney Johnson takes 15th place

– Boys

– fr. Matthew Romero takes 5th place

HS – basketball @ Basehor-Linwood (sub-state)

– Girls wins the sub-state championship

– Piper 63 Tonganoxie 47 (semi-final)

– Piper 33 Basehor-Linwood 31 (final)

– play on Wednesday in Salina vs. Coffeyville at 8:15 pm

– Boys

– Piper 77 Atchison 59

– Piper 58 Basehor-Linwood 61

– Information from Doug Key, Piper athletic director