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Sacred Heart sophomore Coen Brown looks to pass during a Jan. 14 game against Smithton in Sedalia. 

Few events scheduled for this first weekend of February generate more local interest than the Kaysinger Conference Basketball Tournament.

Well, except for the Super Bowl.

Before the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers kickoff in Miami for the NFL’s highest title, Kaysinger Conference boys and girls basketball teams tip-off in Sedalia for bragging rights among the high school basketball league.

Cole Camp earned the top seed on the boys side and tip-off 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, against the play-in winner between Northwest and Windsor. The Bluebirds (13-3, 5-0 Kaysinger) are winners of six straight, extending the streak this week against Green Ridge and Warsaw.

Tipton, ranked No. 6 in the coaches poll and top seed in the tournament, awaits the winner between Lincoln and La Monte for an 11:30 a.m. start. The Lady Cardinals (12-2, 5-0) bounced back from a loss to Wellington-Napoleon in the Lafayette County Tournament championship with a 78-34 result Monday at Smithton.

Last season, Tipton’s boys routed Lincoln to claim their first Kaysinger Conference Tournament, while the Cole Camp handed Tipton’s girls their only loss of the regular season to repeat as tournament champs.

Play-in games begin 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center in Sedalia, save for a twin bill in Windsor. Bracket play continues 10 a.m. Saturday in Sedalia with girls and boys championship games scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7 and Feb. 8, respectively.

Alex Agueros can be reached at sports@sedaliademocat.com or on Twitter @abagueros2.

BOYS

Friday, Jan. 31

4:30 p.m. La Monte at Sacred Heart

6 p.m. Northwest at Windsor (at Windsor)

7:30 p.m. Stover at Otterville

Saturday, Feb. 1

10 a.m. Northwest OR Windsor at Cole Camp

1 p.m. Smithton at Tipton

4 p.m. La Monte OR Sacred Heart at Green Ridge

7 p.m. Stover OR Otterville at Lincoln

  1. Cole Camp
  2. Lincoln
  3. Green Ridge
  4. Tipton
  5. Smithton
  6. Sacred Heart
  7. Otterville
  8. Windsor
  9. Northwest
  10. Stover
  11. La Monte

GIRLS

Friday, Jan. 31

6 p.m. Lincoln at La Monte

7:30 p.m. Windsor at Smithton (at Windsor)

9 p.m. Northwest at Sacred Heart

Saturday, Feb. 1

11:30 a.m. Lincoln OR La Monte at Tipton

2:30 p.m. Cole Camp at Green Ridge

5:30 p.m. Northwest OR Sacred Heart at Otterville

8:30 p.m. Windsor OR Smithton at Stover

  1. Tipton
  2. Stover
  3. Otterville
  4. Green Ridge
  5. Cole Camp
  6. Sacred Heart
  7. Smithton
  8. La Monte
  9. Lincoln
  10. Windsor
  11. Northwest

 

Sports Editor

Alex Agueros is the sports editor for the Sedalia Democrat, covering games and sports features in Sedalia and Pettis County and surrounding areas. He can be reached at 660-530-0142 or on Twitter @abagueros2.

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