Wellington teams have work cut out for them; Conway Springs, South Haven have big contests tonight

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is February and this is crunch time for Kansas high school basketball teams across the state. Here is a preview of the weekend ahead for the seven Sumner County schools:Wellington The Crusader basketball teams are still in non-league play with a trip to Augusta tonight.The Wellington girls are 13-0 and will meet a dangerous Oriole team that is 7-6 and winners of three straight including a 54-26 victory over Mulvane Tuesday night.The Wellington boys are jockeying for position in the sub-state tournament to be here later this month. The Crusaders are 6-7 and currently the top seed with Rose Hill at 4-11, Mulvane at 2-12 and Winfield 1-12.Augusta will be tough for the Wellington boys, bringing in an identical 6-7 record into tonight’s game.Conway SpringsGarden Plain snapped the Conway Springs boys winning streak last Friday. But tonight, the Cardinals have the opportunity to settle the score and win an important league game as they travel to Garden Plain.On the girls side, this could be a battle for the CPL crown. Garden Plain is 4-0 and Conway Springs is 3-1. Both teams are No. 1 and 2 in the CPL Standings.Belle Plaine The Dragons travel to Medicine Lodge, currently 8-6 overall and 3-1 in the league. Medicine Lodge girls have an identical record.CaldwellCaldwell has the night off. The boys beat Oxford on Tuesday 53-46. That keeps them in the hunt for the South-Central Border League title.The Caldwell girls were 52-25 victors over Oxford. The Lady Bluejays are in the hunt for a league title. Sedan and Flinthills, which are ahead of Caldwell, are still on the schedule.ArgoniaThe Red Raiders boys team improved to 9-5 overall and 3-2 in the SCBL after a 54-35 win over Udall Tuesday. Tonight, the Red Raiders can pick up ground on a team now currently in front of them. Cedar Vale-Dexter is 4-1 in league play. The Argonia girls are 2-3 but should get a big win tonight against the 1-12 CV-Dexter team.Oxford The Wildcats host Flinthills which is 3-1 in the SCBL and 9-4 overall. The girls hope to hand the 4-0 Mustangs their first defeat in the SCBL.South HavenTonight is a very big game for South Haven. The Lady Cardinals, currently 3-1, will be playing Sedan, the league leader at 4-0 with a 13-1 record. South Haven boys probably won’t have as much luck. Sedan is 14-0. South Haven is 3-10.Follow us on Twitter.last_img