The defending Class 1 state runner-up Stanberry Bulldogs will meet the Albany Warriors in Saturday night's championship game of the Stanberry Invitational Basketball Tournament.
On Thursday night, the fourth-seeded Stanberry Bulldogs upset the top-seeded Mound City Panthers by a score of 51-34. The win improves the Bulldogs to 10-1 on the season. Daniel Hailey led Stanberry with 19 points, with Ryan Jensen adding 18. Mound City, in falling to 8-3, had 11 points from Dylan Honea. Mound City will play Jefferson in the boy's third place game on Saturday night at 5:30.
The Jefferson boys were beaten by the Albany Warriors in a 52-42 final score in Thursday night's semifinals. Drew Cottrill led a balanced Warriors attack with 15 points, with Noah Wilmes scoring 14, and Andrew Raines 10. The Warriors matched Stanberry's record at 10-1, heading into Saturday night's championship showdown. Jefferson, now 10-3 on the campaign, had 12 points from Alex Holtmann.
The boy's consolation final will be played Friday night at 7 o'clock from Stanberry High School, with North Andrew battling King City.
The girl's semifinals, played on Thursday night, saw the top-seeds from North Andrew High School beat South Nodaway 53-38. The Mound City Lady Panthers beat King City 42-32. North Andrew will play Mound City for the girl's championship trophy on Saturday night at 7 o'clock. South Nodaway plays King City for third place on Friday night at 8:30. In the girl's consolation final, Friday night at 5:30, the Jefferson Lady Eagles battle the Stanberry Lady Bulldogs.