HAYS, KS – For both the Marysville Bulldogs and Hanover Wildcats, a state championship is only two wins away.
Both had very little trouble in their opening round matchups.
In Class 3A, #3 Marysville topped #6 Silver Lake, 62-44. The Bulldogs will now see #7 Belle Plaine after they upset #2 Galena in the first round, 63-62. Tip is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. on Friday.
In Class 1A-I, the second seeded Hanover Wildcats topped #7 Rural Vista, 68-46, thanks to 40 combined points between Will Bruna (21) and Michael Jueneman (19).
Hanover will see #3 St. Francis. They defeated #6 Kiowa-South Barber, 49-36. That game will be at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, as well.
#8 Axtell was defeated in 1A-II, 64-40, by top seeded Caldwell.
#8 Onaga was also defeated by the #1 team. They fell to Montezuma-South Gray, 73-46, in Class 1A-1.