The Mullen boys basketball team advanced to the state tournament for the second year in a row as they rolled to victory over Hay Springs in the D2-1 district final. Mullen jumped out quick and their pressure defense was too much for Hay Springs to handle as the Broncos led 24-4 after the first quarter and cruised to a 67-29 victory. Mullen had four players finish in double figures led by Clayton Moore who had a game high 23. Trevor Kuncl knocked down five 3’s to finish with 15 points. Jaden Emerson had 14 and Bryce McIntosh had 10 for the Broncos. Mullen improves to 23-3 on the season and will now wait to see where they are seeded in the state tournament which begins March 10th for Class D2.
Ansley/Litchfield will play for the D1-6 district title on Monday. The Spartans fell to undefeated Burwell in an overtime thriller in their sub district but received one of the four available wildcard spots to qualify for sub state. Ansley/Litchfield is now 19-4 on the season and will play Lourdes Central Catholic (15-8). Lourdes advanced through the D1-1 sub district with a narrow 37-36 victory over Johnson Brock in the sub district final. The game will take place at Aurora tipping off at 7 pm. Monday’s game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and kbbn.com. A special live video stream, accompanied by the radio call, will be available on the KCNI/KBBN You Tube page, Sandhills Express Facebook, and on Twitter (@KBBNsports).