It's On: Two Wyandotte County tournament titles guaranteed as Piper, Bonner Springs move to final games

By NICK SLOAN, NJSloan212@gmail.com

By the end of the week, at least two of Wyandotte County's basketball programs will be celebrating a guaranteed tournament championship.

The Bonner Springs boys and Piper girls basketball teams will do battle with each other this week in two separate tournament championship games.

On the girls side, Bonner Springs defeated Paola 62-53, while the Piper girls team easily handled Highland Park 54-19. Bonner Springs hammered Turner in the opening round, while the Pirates defeated St. James Academy.

With the boys, Piper used another second half rally to overcome a tough shooting performance in the first half to knock off the host school at the Paola Invitational.

The Pirates won 66-56 after scoring just four points in the first quarter as a team.

Bonner Springs, meanwhile, used stiff defense to knock off Eudora 46-32. The Cardinals scored just 11 points in the first three quarters of the game.

The girls final will be held Thursday night at Eudora, while the boys final will be held Friday night at Paola.