Manhattan, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Meade was able to advance to their second straight Class 2A state championship game by pulling away from Moundridge in a 74-54 win Friday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum. Things weren’t so fortunate for Ness City, as they were bounced to the third place game with a 51-37 setback to the Republic County Buffaloes.
Meade were able to outcsore the Wildcats in three of the four quarters. It was 22-13 Buffaloes after one and 30-21 at the break. The second half saw it separation, as the Buffaloes converted 20-0f-23 foul shots, and hit eight three’s in the game. Meade (24-0) was led by Morgan Davis with 25 points, while Jett Little finished with 21. Moundridge (19-6) had Daniel Ratzlaff lead the way with 26 points.
Ness City saw the Republic County Buffaloes pull away after each quarter. The Eagles trailed 32-19 at the break. Republic County shot 66% from the field, as well as 75 % from the foul line. Ness City tried to rally with three point shots, but hit 3-of-23. Leading the way for Republic County (22-3) were Trenton Kuhlman and Trevor Allen with 17 points apiece. Colin Foos led the Eagles (17-8) with 17 points.
Meade will take on Republic County in the Battle of the Buffs at 6:15 pm Saturday for the state championship, while Ness City faces Moundridge at 2 pm in the third place game.