2023 6A boys state championship updates

March 11, 2023

First quarter update

After losing the tip-off at the start of the game to the Wichita Heights Falcons, the Huskies regained possession of the ball and scored the first points of the game with a three-pointer from junior Jake Fritz.

With just over 5 minutes remaining in the first quarter, Wichita Heights called a timeout while the Huskies were in the lead.

The Huskies would maintain their lead for the remainder of the first quarter, ending with a score of 13-6, Huskies on top.

Second quarter update

Coming into the second quarter, Blue Valley Northwest led Wichita Heights 13-6.

The Huskies opened the second quarter with senior Grant Stubblefield scoring the first basket of the quarter with 7:46 remaining in the half.

With just over 3 minutes left in the half, senior Aidan Behymer received a technical foul.

Then, with 2:42 left in the half, the Huskies called a timeout.

With 0:35 left in the half, Stubblefield stole the ball from the Falcons and proceeded to score a three-pointer making the score 22-15 at the end of the first half, Huskies ahead.

Third quarter update

The Huskies came out into the third quarter with Fritz scoring the first basket of the second half.

Wichita Heights responded with 2 more points of their own. However, not long after, the Huskies regained possession of the ball off of two steals. Stubblefield and Fritz would go on to score on both drives.

With 6:05 in the third quarter, the Falcons called a timeout.

Throughout the remainder of the quarter, the Huskies would increase their lead to 39-27.

Fourth quarter update

The Falcons opened the fourth quarter by scoring both their free throws, however the Huskies still led the Falcons 39-29. Throughout the beginning of the quarter, Wichita Heights began to reduce the amount of points between the two teams. Despite this, the Huskies had a 6-point scoring streak with senior Landon Braun scoring the first of the baskets with 4:06 left on the clock. Shortly after, Braun scored one more, along with Stubblefield adding 2 more points on the board.

Wichita Heights would go on to put a stop to the Huskies’ scoring streak by scoring 2 of their own. Then, with 3:01 remaining in the game, the Falcons called a timeout. At this point, the Huskies led the Falcons 47-39.

The last basket of the game would come from Fritz, making the final score 55-50. With this win, the Huskies are the 2023 6A boys basketball state championship.

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Alyssa Gagnon is a senior and writer for “The Express” as well as a designer. This is her third year on staff. Outside of newspaper, Alyssa is involved in soccer, Quill and Scroll, NHS, SNHS and Kay Club. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her friends, travel, play soccer, go to the gym, and listen to music. Alyssa is very thankful to be apart of “The Express” and is excited to see where this year takes her.

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