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This next week will the end of the regular season for our basketball teams. The 7-8 grade teams will both play this Saturday here at Holy Cross. The boys will take on Holy Savior at 2:00 followed by the girls playing Magdalen at 3:00. The final games for all teams will be Thursday February 8. The 6th grade girls will have a 5:30 game with Resurrection at Resurrection. The 7-8 boys will have an 8:30 game with St. Anne at St. Mary Derby. The post-season tournament will begin on Saturday February 10. No times or brackets are available yet.
The Topeka tournament will be February 16 and 17. We have not yet received game information for that yet. If you are going you do need to make reservations soon. The number for our hotel is (785) 234-5400. Please mention that you are with Holy Cross to get the lower room rate.
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Our sixth grade teams are in action this Saturday and both play at St. Mary of Derby. The girls will have a 9:00 game against St. Thomas. They will wear their blue jerseys. The boys will then play at noon against St. Catherine. They will wear the white jerseys. This will be the final regular season game for the boys before their tournament which begins February 10. The girls still have their postponed game with Resurrection to play. It will be made up February 8 at Resurrection and start at 5:30.
The 7-8 grade teams are off until Saturday February 3. They will both have games here at Holy Cross that day. The boys will play Holy Savior at 2:00 and the girls Magdalen at 3:00
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Tomorrow’s 6th grade girls and 7-8 grade boys games have been postponed. Tentative make-up is Thursday February 8. I will let all know when finalized.
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Both 6th grade teams and the 7-8 grade girls team had games today. The 6th grade boys opened the day with a game against St. Joe Ost. The boys had a great effort and led for a good portion of the game but some hot shooting by Ost at the end allowed them to come out with a 44-33 win.
The 6th grade girls were never able to get much going in their game with St. Joe Ost. They played hard all the way but had trouble getting the ball in the basket.
The 7-8 grade girls played the second placed St. Catherine team again and had a great effort especially on the defensive end but they too came up shor
Next games for teams is on Tuesday. The 6th grade girls play Resurrection at Resurrection at 5:30. The 7-8 boys have a 7:30 game against St. Anne down at St. Mary Derby
Photos from the 6th grade boys game
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I have received word from league officials that all games scheduled for tonight will be played at their scheduled time and location. The sixth grade boys will be at Resurrection for a 6:30 game against Collegiate. The 7-8 grade boys will also play at 6:30 in a game hosted by Blessed Sacrament. They will play St. Joseph Ost. We are hosting two games here at Holy Cross beginning at 6:30. None of our teams are playing here. In last night’s action the 7-8 grade boys had one of the best games of the year but came up four points short in their game against league leading St. Francis. The sixth grade boys fought hard but were out-manned in their game with St. Thomas. The 7-8 grade girls also continue to show improvement but fell in their game with St. Catherine.
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Both of the girl;s teams were in action today and came away with some big wins. The 6th grade team opened up the day with a game against S.E.A.S. They were able to jump out to an early lead with some strong man to man defense. They withstood a S.E.A.S. run at the start of the second half and won going away 30-10.
The 7-8 girls played St.Joseph down in Derby fell behind early, but stiff defense and that forced a numbe r of turnovers which resulted in many points resulted in them also pulling away with a 27-12 victory.
We have a busy week for our teams. The 7-8 grade boys play on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The sixth grade boys Wednesday and Thursday. The 7-8 girls Monday and Wednesday. Details on those game available on the calendar portion of the blog.
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The 6th grade girls dropped a close hard fought contest to Resurrection tonight by a 10-8 score.The team fell behind early but then went on a 6-0 run to tie the game at 8 with two minutes to go in the game. Resurrection scored with at the 1:30 mark to pull ahead and the girls were not able to answer.
Earlier in the week the 7-8 grade boys team fell to S.E.A.S. at S.E.A.S. The team held its own early but the quick and deep Dolphin team pulled away in the second half for the victory.
All four of the teams will be in action Saturday. The 6th grade boys will start things off with a 8:00 a.m. game against S.E.A.S. at the Collegiate South gym. Both 7-8 grade teams will have games at Holy Cross. The girls will play Blessed Sacrament at 9:00. The boys will play Collegiate at 11:00. The 6th grade girls will finish the games up with a noon game against St. Margaret Mary at the Collegiate north gym.
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The regular season for the basketball teams will be starting. The 6th grade girls team will kick things off Saturday morning at 8:00. They will be playing St. Joe-Ost at the court of Resurrection. Later that afternoon the 7-8 grade girls will be playing St. Francis at St. Francis in a 2:00 start. The 7-8 grade boys will open their season on Monday the 11th. They will play S.EA.S. at SEAS and the game will begin at 7:30. The 6th grade boys will be last team to get started when they open their season at Resurrection with a 6:30 game against Collegiate.
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It has been nice now that the pre-season seeding jamboree is over to get back into a regular practice schedule routine. All of the teams have been working hard and getting better as well as putting in some new things for the regular season. Unfortunately it wont be long before things get hectic again and many nights will be spent touring Wichita and the surrounding areas. The game schedules are available in the events tab of this blog down on the right hand side. It should have all the games as well as school locations of where the games will be played. It also will say which color of jersey we are scheduled to wear for that game. If your child wears a t-shirt or compression shorts under their uniforms they need to be same color as the color we are wearing. Please let coaches know if your child will not be able to be at a game and also if they will not be a practice especially if they were at school that day.