Lancers face historically challenging Jaguars at 8:15 p.m. in state basketball semis

Your 2012-13 SM East Lancers!

The Lancers showed again Wednesday that when they find themselves playing poorly in the middle of a game, they can pull together and bounce back for a win.

They may need to draw on that kind of resilience again tonight as they take on a pesky 13-8 Blue Valley West team whose coach has been a thorn in the SM East program’s side.

The Lancers are 6-13 against Jaguars coach Donnie Campbell since 1996, and had lost five games in a row to Blue Valley West until they snapped the streak last season. Campbell left SM West in 2001 and took the Blue Valley West job in 2002.

The Jaguars entered the tournament as the seventh seed, but put together a huge second half Wednesday against second-seeded Wichita North for an upset win.

The game tips tonight at 8:15 p.m.