BASKETBALL

Kansas Basketball

Coaches Association

Prep Rankings

GIRLS

Class 6A — 1. Derby, 2. Wichita South, 3. Lawrence, 4. Blue Valley North, 5. Manhattan, 6. Washburn Rural, 7. Olathe Northwest, 8. Gardner-Edgerton, 9. Wichita Northwest, 10. Olathe South.

Class 5A — 1. St. Thomas Aquinas, 2. Leavenworth, 3. Maize, 4. NEWTON, 5. Bishop Carroll, 6. Kansas City Schlagle, 7. Salina Central, 8. Shawnee Mill Valley, 9. De Soto, 10. Goddard.

Class 4A, Division I — 1. Bishop Miege, 2. McPherson, 3. Kansas City Piper, 4. Circle, 5. Paola, 6 Labette County, 7. Wellington, 8. Abilene, 9. Hays, 10. Augusta.

Class 4A, Division II — 1. Girard, 2. Jefferson West, 3. Clay Center, 4. Burlington, 5. Baldwin, 6. Concordia, 7. Wichita Trinity Academy, 8. Pratt, 9. Holton, 10. Larned.

Class 3A — 1. Kingman, 2. Nemaha Central, 3. Garden Plain, 4. Council Grove, 5. Haven, 6. HESSTON, 7. Riley County, 8. Beloit, 9. Scott City, 10. Conway Springs.

Class 2A — 1. Wabaunsee, 2. Central Plains, 3. Olpe, 4. Hoxie, 5. Jefferson County North, 6. Meade, 7. Kiowa County, 8. Valley Heights, 9. MOUNDRIDGE, 10. Hill City.

Class 1A, Division I — 1. Hanover, 2. Centralia, 3. South Central, 4. Stockton, 5. South Gray, 6. Rural Vista, 7. Valley Falls, 8. Washington County, 9. Sylvan-Lucas Unified, 10. St. John-Hudson.

Class 1A, Division II — 1. Otis-Bison, 2. Quinter, 3. South Barber, 4. Waverly, 5. Golden Plains, 6. Ingalls, 7. Beloit-St. John’s, 8. Cunningham, 9. Wheatland-Grinnell, 10. Northern Valley.

BOYS

Class 6A — 1. Blue Valley Northwest, 2. Lawrence Free State, 3. Lawrence, 4. Derby, 5. Wichita Southeast, 6. Blue Valley North, 7. Manhattan, 8. Shawnee Mission East, 9. Olathe North, 10. Wichita East.

Class 5A — 1. Wichita Heights, 2. St. James Academy , 3. St. Thomas Aquinas, 4. Goddard Eisenhower, 5. Shawnee Heights, 6. Salina Central, 7. Pittsburg, 8. Kapaun-Mt. Carmel, 9. Bishop Carroll, 10. Highland Park.

Class 4A, Division I — 1. Bishop Miege, 2. McPherson, 3. Andover Central, 4. Labette County, 5. Basehor-Linwood, 6. Buhler, 7. Bonner Springs, 8. Kansas City Piper, 9. Augusta, 10. Ottawa.

Class 4A, Division II — 1. Topeka Hayden, 2. Wichita Collegiate, 3. Marysville, 4. Holcomb, 5. Andale, 6. Rock Creek, 7. Frontenac, 8. Smoky Valley, 9. Burlington, 10. Girard.

Class 3A — 1. Cheney, 2. HESSTON, 3. Silver Lake, 4. Nemaha Central, 5. Belle Plaine, 6. Phillipsburg, 7. St. Mary’s, 8. Perry-Lecompton, 9. Wellsville, 10. Sabetha.

Class 2A — 1. Burlingame, 2. Central Plains, 3. Hoxie, 4. Ness City, 5. Sedan, 6. Yates Center, 7. Salina Sacred Heart, 8. St. Francis, 9. Plainville, 10. Hillsboro.

Class 1A, Division I — 1. Hanover, 2. St. John-Hudson, 3. Doniphan West, 4. Rural Vista, 5. South Gray, 6. Osborne, 7. Dighton, 8. St. Paul, 9. Pike Valley, 10. Stockton.

Class 1A, Division II — 1. Hutchinson Central Christian, 2. Otis-Bison, 3. Wallace County, 4. Beloit St. John’s-Tipton Catholic, 5. Elyria Christian, 6. South Barber, 7. Northern Valley, 8. Wheatland-Grinnell, 9. Attica, 10. Logan.

Shockers fall

at NCAA tourney

WICHITA — The season came to an end for the Wichita State volleyball team Saturday in a four-set loss to Missouri at the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Koch Arena.

The Shockers fell 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 26-24.

Sydney Deeken led Missouri with 15 kills, followed by Dariana Hollingswort with 14 and Kira Larson with 13. Larson served two aces. Alyssa Munlyn and Deeken each downed four blocks. Courtney Erkenrode set 53 assists. Deeken had 16 digs, followed by Riley Sents with 15 and Kira Larson with 13.

For Wichita State, Alex Koon had 15 kills, followed by Newton grad Abbie Lehman with 13 and Mikaela Raudsepp with 11. Newton grad Emily Hiebert served the sole ace for the Shockers. Raudsepp downed six blocks, followed by Koon and Lehman with five each. Hiebert set 39 assists. Giorgia Civita had 20 digs, followed by Raudsepp and Hanna Shelton with 10 each.

"I wasn't going to let any one match define anything this year, and that includes the last one," Wichita State coach Chris Lamb said. "We had an historic season. The consistency that this team displayed is unlike anything I've ever been a part of."

"Every one of these games could have gone either way," Missouri coach Wayne Kreklow said. "It was a battle, one of those epic things that could have gone either way."

The match drew a crowd of 7,258, a record for Shocker volleyball at Koch Arena. The attendance was one person higher than Friday’s first-round match.

Wichita State ends the season 29-4. Missouri, 22-11, advances to the Sweet 16 against no. 1 ranked Penn State Friday in College Station, Pa.

BC players

take honors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Seven more Bethel College athletes were named NAIA Scholar-Athletes for the fall 2017 season.

To be named to the team, a player must hold a grade-point-average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, be nominated by the school’s head coach or sports information director, hold at least junior academic standing and attend the school for at least one year.

Athletes named include men’s soccer player Randall Schmidt, a junior from Lawrence; women’s soccer players Elise Gerlach, a senior from Mulvane; Jessica Krestine, a senior from Leawood; and Lacey Pfannenstiel, a senior from Haysl volleyball players Anna Stucky, a junior from Moundridge; Taylor Buessing, a junior from Topeka; and Jeni Reichenberger, a senior from Wichita.

Thunder claims

win over Wings

WICHITA — Ralph Cuddemi scored three goals to lift the Wichita Thunder to a 7-3 win over the Kalamazoo Wings Saturday at INTRUST Bank Arena.

Matt DeBlouw added two goals. Greg Chase and Evan Polei each added a goal.

Travis Ewanyk had three assists, while Chad Butcher had two assists.

For Kalamazoo, Kyle Buschee and Kyle Blaney each scored a goal with an assist. Brendan Bradley added a goal.

Joel Rumpel had 35 saves in goal for Wichita. Joel Martin had 18 saves for Kalamazoo, 7-8-1-1.

Wichita is 15-2-2-0 and hosts Kansas City at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday.

STARRETT HONORED — Wichita goalkeeper Shane Starrett has been named the CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month for November. In seven games last month, Starrett went 4-1-2 with a 1.68 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage. Under an NHL contract with the Edmonton Oilers, Starrett was recalled to the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League.