Teams on downhill side of season



January 29, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Iola High’s Fillies and Mustangs have 12 games under their belts, as do most of the area high school basketball teams. That leaves eight games left in the 2009-2010 season.
The count could be one or two one way or the other. There’s some make-up games still outstanding and several of the Class 1A schools may be a little further along because their regular season ends a week before the other classes.
For the Fillies and Mustangs, tonight marks the start of the second round of Southeast Kansas League games. Labette County High’s Grizzlies come to Iola with the LCHS girls atop the SEK at 7-1 and the Fillies at 2-6. The LCHS boys are 3-5 in league play while the Mustangs have a 2-6 record.
It will be the third time for the Fillies and Grizzly girls to play this season. Iola opened the season at Labette County then the Fillies were matched up against the Grizzlies in the first round of the Burlington Invitational. Iola’s teams lost the SEK doubleheader at Altamont.

That the Olathe Northwest High School girls’ basketball coach whose blindfolded half-court shot became an Internet sensation will be going to the Final Four after all.
Joel Branstrom can’t disclose where the tickets are coming from. But he said Wednesday he’s been told he and his family will get tickets, lodging and transportation to Indianapolis for the NCAA men’s basketball semifinal and final games in April.

About  a South Carolina high school basketball doubleheader tonight between Seneca and Daniel being closed to the public.
A trend of disturbances and violence after the games that spill into the parking lot and neighborhoods prompted the decision by school officials. Attendance is limited to players, coaches, officials, game personnel, school administrations, police and the media.

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