Bobcats draw defending champions for state opener
The Basehor-Linwood girls basketball team will open play in the Class 4A state tournament at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bicentennial Center in Salina.
The Bobcats (16-7) will have no cake-walk, either. Eighth-seed Basehor will take on No. 1 seed Concordia. Not only are the Panthers undefeated at 23-0, but they're also the defending state champions.
They posted a perfect 26-0 record last year and enter their first-round matchup against Basehor with a 49-game winning streak. That streak almost ended in Saturday's substate championship game, but the Panthers held off Silver Lake, 50-48.
WEDNESDAY'S FIRST-ROUND GAMES
No. 1 Condordia (23-0) vs. No. 8 Basehor-Linwood (16-7), 6:30 p.m.
No. 4 Girard (22-1) vs. No. 5 Ottawa (21-2), 8:15 p.m.
No. 2 Holton (23-0) vs. No. 7 Hesston (17-6), 3 p.m.
No. 3 Cheney (23-0) vs. No. 6 Towanda-Circle (19-4), 4:45 p.m.