When the Kansas State High School Athletics Association released its sub-state basketball assignments over the weekend, there wasn’t any doubt who would have the one seed in the local Class 4A-I girls bracket.
With a 75-35 trouncing of Gardner-Edgerton on Friday, the Stags wrapped up a perfect 20-0 regular season. But the 40-point margin wasn’t even an outlier for the Miege squad this season. So far, they’ve averaged a 21.7 point margin of victory over their opponents, on one occasion beating the other team by 53 points. In fact, aside from two close games against Aquinas and a five-point win over Blue Valley Northwest, the Stags have won by double-digits in every game.
The Stags will open their postseason campaign against 3-17 Eudora at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bishop Miege.
And the girls aren’t the only ones with something to celebrate on the Miege court. The boys basketball team wrapped up their own Eastern Kansas League outright title Friday with a win over Gardner-Egerton as well. The boys finished the year 16-4, and are the two seed in their sub-state bracket. They’ll open sub-state play against 13-7 Bonner Springs Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Bishop Miege.
SM North’s boys, who are 13-7 on the season, are the three seed in the SM South sub-state bracket, and will open their postseason play against 11-9 Lawrence Free State at 7 p.m. Wednesday at SM North. SM East, 11-9 on the year, is the five seed in that bracket, and will face rival SM South, who beat the Lancers 55-39 at SM East Friday, in the opening game, which will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at SM South.
SM North’s girls, 4-16 on the year, are the six seed in the SM South sub-state bracket, and will open play against 12-8 SM West at 7 p.m. Thursday at SM West. SM East’s girls, 1-19 on the year, are the eight seed in that bracket, and face 17-3 SM Northwest, the top seed, to open play. That game will be 7 p.m. Thursday at SM Northwest.