Asked to wager a guess on the final outcome of Friday night’s Marmaton Valley-Yates Center game, anyone with even an anecdotal sense of the two teams would surely have been quick to predict a lopsided Yates Center win.
Yates Center is one of the best teams in southeast Kansas. Marmaton Valley is a solid team, too — scrappy, energetic, persevering — but they lack the long, athletic, score-from-anywhere guard that Yates Center enjoys in their junior phenom, Aaron King, and they lack the depth of roster that has made Yates Center the favorite in nearly every one of their match-ups so far this year.
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