Topeka area basketball teams compete in mid-season tournaments

The boys’ basketball teams in the Topeka area and a few girls’ teams were in action for their mid-season tournaments last week, and the rest of the girls’ tournaments came the following week.

Here’s an overview of the action and how they did it.

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The boys and girls from Cair Paravel played at the McLouth tournament with the boys seeded first while the girls were seeded fifth.

The boys’ team was set to win their first game against host McLouth on Tuesday. They won 71-32 led by senior Zack Clark by 25 points and moved on to Horton on Friday.

After a 69-56 win over Horton, they claimed the tournament title with a 73-31 win over second-seeded Pleasant Ridge.

The girls would advance to the title match with wins over Maur Hill, 39-31, and Marantha, 46-32, before falling in the title match against Riverside, 51-21.


Hayden Kaelin Rice (42) will ride for the basket on Saturday.

Hayden’s boys’ basketball team competed in the 61st Topeka Invitational Tournament, finishing seventh in a difficult field.

First they fell on Thursday in Wichita Northwest, 63-46, before facing off against Shawnee Mission North on Friday.

They dropped that game, 63-49, but ended the tournament on a positive note with a 43-41 win over Topeka High on Saturday.

Highland Park

Highland Park Jahmir Kingcannon (5) shoots the ball on Saturday.

Highland Park went 2-1 at the Topeka Invitational Tournament.

First there was a win over Shawnee Mission North, 65-57, on Thursday, followed by a loss to Wichita Northwest, 66-60, the next day.

On Saturday, they came back with a win over St. Mary’s, 77-50, to claim third place.


Rossville’s boys and girls basketball teams played in the Oskaloosa Mid-Season Tournament, with the boys going 1-2.

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