At points during Bishop Miege’s first two state playoff games, the Stags looked uncharacteristically sluggish.
But in Saturday’s title game, they looked as fresh and dominant as they have all season — a perfect way to polish off their flawless 2014-2015 record and earn their second straight state title. The Stags went 25-0 on the year.
With a 70-39 trouncing of Paola at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, the Stags brushed away any doubts that they were the head of the 4A-Division 1 class. It’s familiar territory for a program that has been consistently dominant for more than two decades.
In head coach coach Terry English’s more than 30 years with the program, the Stags have now brought home 18 state titles. The Stags won state last year for the first time since 2009.
Miege was led in the title game by Madeline Homoly, who netted 14 points for the Stags. Three other players, Hunter Bentley, Tristen McFeders and Lakesha Lamaster-Stephens, each scored 11.