Fillies, Mustangs to open Class 4A substate at home

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February 23, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Home games are the order for Iola High’s Fillies and Mustangs in the first round of next week’s Kansas Class 4A Substate action.

Things fell into place for the Fillies on Tuesday night — the final night of basketball action before substate seedings and pairings were determined.

They helped themselves by pulling off a 36-33 win over Labette County High’s Grizzlies in Altamont. It was the first Southeast Kansas League loss of the season for Labette County.

The win put the Fillies at 8-11. Pittsburg beat Fort Scott 28-22 and Chanute defeated Coffeyville 52-23. Fort Scott, Chanute and Iola were in a close battle for the fourth-place seed in next week’s Kansas Class 4A Substate Tournament hosted by Louisburg High School.

Iola claimed that No. 4 seed, which means a first-round home game Monday. The Fillies will host fifth-seeded Chanute High’s Blue Comets (8-12) at 7 p.m.

Fort Scott (7-12) drew the No. 6 seed and plays at the No. 3 seed Louisburg (10-9) on Monday. Also in that side of the bracket is No. 2 seed Osawatomie (11-9) which hosts No. 7 Paola (6-7).

The top seed in the substate and in Iola’s side of the bracket is Prairie View (17-3). The Buffalos host No. 8 seed Anderson County (3-17) on Monday.

Only two teams have winning records in the boys’ division of the Louisburg substate. Fort Scott (15-4) is the top seed and Osawatomie (12-8) is seeded No. 2.

Iola’s Mustangs took a 9-10 record into the seedings and came out with No. 3. The Mustangs play at home Tuesday against sixth-seeded Paola (6-13). Tipoff is 7 p.m.

Osawatomie, which is in Iola’s side of the bracket, hosts Louisburg (5-14) on Tuesday. Fort Scott hosts eighth seed Chanute (3-17) and No. 4 seed Anderson County (7-13) hosts fifth-seeded Prairie View (7-13).

Semifinals and the championship games will be played at Louisburg High School. The girls’ semifinals are March 1 and the boys’ semifinals are March 2. Times will be determined after the first-round games are concluded.

The championship games are at 6 p.m. for the girls and 7:30 p.m. for the boys on March 3. Champions advance to the 2012 Kansas Class 4A State Basketball Tournaments in Salina March 7-10 at the Bicentennial Center.

For substate tournament games, admission prices are set by the Kansas State High School Activities Association. No school or league passes are honored at home or at Louisburg Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Admission prices for first-round games are $5 for adults and $4 for children (K-12). Pre-kindergarten age children are admitted free.

For semifinals and championship games at Louisburg, admission prices are $6 for adults and $5 for children (K-12).

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