SM North isn’t the only northeast Johnson County high school celebrating a state championship this weekend. At Bishop Miege, they are celebrating two.
Both the Miege boys and girls teams won state championships in Salina Saturday in the Kansas Class 4A Division I. For the girls it was the third consecutive state championship and let the team finish 25-0 on the season.
The girls beat Paola 67-56 and the boys beat McPerson 69-59.
Both teams had a bit of a scare before icing their titles. Paola made a 12-0 run to end the second half and tie the score at 33-33 against the Miege girls. By the fourth quarter, Miege was pulling away to preserve its perfect record.
Lakesha Lamaster-Stephens had 20 points, Tristen McFeders had 18 and Shelbe Piggie had 15.
The boys had an even closer encounter with the possibility of losing the title match. McPherson was in the lead at the end of the third quarter. McPherson moved the lead to 3 before Miege took control.
Jeremiah Robinson-Earle had 16 points, Joe Gleason and Bol Bol each had 14. Miege finished 22-3.
The trophies will add to the state football championship hardware at Miege, where the Stags have won two consecutive titles.