Lancers, Lady Titans are top seeds

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Crest High’s Lancers and Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans have top seeds in next week’s Kansas Class 1A Regional Basketball Tournament
The regional tournament is hosted by Southern Coffey County High but won’t be held in Le Roy. The semifinals and championship games will be played at Allen County Community College in Iola.
Semifinals for the girls bracket will be Thursday at ACCC and the boys semifinals will be Friday.
The championship games are at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the ACCC gym.
Crest’s boys (19-0) are top-ranked in Class 1A and top-seeded in the regional. They will have a first-round bye. Southern Coffey County High’s Titans (14-5) are second seeded and have a bye in the first round.
Chetopa was third seeded and Elk Valley is sixth. The winner of their Monday opening round will play Southern Coffey County in a semifinal game Friday. The winner of the four and five seeded teams, Altoona-Midway and St. Paul, will play Crest at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Southern Coffey County’s girls (17-2) took the top seed in their division. St. Paul (16-3) is seeded second. Both have opening round byes and are ranked in the 1A girls polls.
Chetopa girls are third-seeded and play Elk Valley Monday. The winner takes on St. Paul in the semifinal at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Crest High’s Lady Lancers (7-12) are third seeded and host fifth-seeded Altoona-Midway Monday. Tipoff for the game is 7 p.m. at Colony. The winner faces Southern Coffey County Thursday in the 7:30 semifinal at ACCC.
The top two teams from this regional advance to 1A substate play, March 5-7, at either El Dorado or Emporia.
There are three other regionals in the southeast Kansas area, hosted by Burrton, Caldwell and Madison.

Kansas Class 1A Regional
Basketball Tournament
At Iola (Southern Coffey)
Boys

Game Monday - Elk Valley (6: 0-15) at Chetopa (3: 8-9), 7:30 p.m. Game Tuesday - St. Paul (5: 3-16) at Altoona-Midway (4: 3-15), 7 p.m.
Games Friday - Southern Coffey (2: 14-5) vs. Chetopa-Elk Valley winner, 6 p.m.; Colony-Crest (1: 19-0) vs. Altoona-St. Paul winner, 7:30 p.m.

Game Saturday - Championship, 2:30 p.m.
Girls

Games Monday - Altoona-Midway (5: 4-14) at Colony-Crest (4: 7-12), 7 p.m.; Elk Valley (6: 0-15) at Chetopa (3: 7-10), 6 p.m.
Games Thursday -St. Paul (2: 16-3) vs. Chetopa-Elk Valley winner, 6 p.m.; Southern Coffey (1: 17-2) vs. Crest-Altoona winner, 7:30 p.m.
Game Saturday -Championship, 1 p.m.