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  • Hesston men
    fall to Cowley
    HESSTON — The Hesston College men's basketball team fell to Cowley College 108-68 Friday at Yost Center in Hesston.
    Cowley improves to 3-2, while Hesston falls to 0-6.
    Scoring details were not available at deadline.
    Hesston hosts the Friends junior varsity at 6 p.m. Monday.
    Thunder falls
    to Tulsa
    WICHITA — Leading 4-3 after two periods, the Wichita Thunder gave up four goals in the third period, falling to the Tulsa Oilers 7-4 Friday in Central Hockey League play at Intrust Bank Arena.
    Wichita led 3-0 after the first period.
    Brandon Coccimiglio scored two goals with an assist for the Oilers. Kyle Bochek scored a goal with two assists. Todd Robinson and Michael Beausoleil each scored a goal with an assist. Eric Tallent and Ryan Cramer each added a goal.
    For Wichita, Andrew Martens scored two goals. Nick McParland scored a goal with an assist. R.G. Flath added a goal. Jesse Dudas and Thomas Beauregard each had two assists.
    Tulsa outshot Wichita 31-29. Tulsa starting goalkeeper Ross MacKinnon allowed three goals on eight shots. Shane Madolora had 20 saves. Taylor Nelson had 23 saves for Wichita in the loss. Torrie Jung had one save.
    Tulsa is 5-6-2. Wichita is 2-8-3. The two teams meet again at 7:05 p.m. today at Intrust Bank Arena.
    Prized recruit
    picks Kansas
    CHICAGO (AP) — Cliff Alexander of Chicago's Curie High School, one of the nation's top recruits, says he's headed to Kansas.
    The 6-foot-9 Alexander revealed his decision Friday during a ceremony at his school that was televised by ESPNU. He chose the Jayhawks over Illinois, DePaul and Memphis and teased the Fighting Illini during his announcement.
    He said, "After careful consideration, I have decided to continue my education at the University of ..." — he then paused to pick up an Illinois cap and put it back down before grabbing a Kansas — before finishing, "Kansas."
    Alexander led Curie to the Illinois Class 4A sectional semifinal before losing to Whitney Young and star center Jahlil Okafor, who verbally committed to Duke moments before Alexander's announcement.
    FOOTBALL
    Kansas Prep Playoffs
    By the Associated Press
    Quarterfinals
    Class 6A
    Derby 55, Manhattan 20
    Garden City 35, Wichita Heights 28
    Olathe North 22, Lawrence Free State 18
    SM East 20, Olathe East 13
    Class 5A
    Blue Valley Stilwell 38, Mill Valley 0
    BV West 38, Bishop Miege 24
    Kapaun Mount Carmel 44, Salina Central 42
    Page 2 of 2 - Salina South 21, Wichita Bishop Carroll 19
    Class 4A
    Buhler 27, Topeka Hayden 18
    Coffeyville 35, Baldwin 27
    Holton 24, Andale 14
    Paola 27, KC Piper 21
    Class 3A
    Beloit 66, Sedgwick 41
    Rossville 48, Cherryvale 0
    Silver Lake 41, Pittsburg Colgan 7
    Class 2-1A
    Centralia 36, Olpe 0
    LaCrosse 12, Oakley 7
    Lyndon 37, Troy 8
    Meade 28, Smith Center 0
    Semifinals
    8-Man, Division I
    Hodgeman County 58, Hoxie 26
    Osborne 42, Clifton-Clyde 34
    8-Man, Division II
    Baileyville-B&B 60, Hanover 14
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