Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Monday, 20 October 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Southwestern Heights Lady Mustangs Win 3A State Championship
03/14/2009

photo courtesy of catchitkansas.com Seniors Holly Brown and Vivian Olvera celebrate the Lady Mustangs first state championship in 17 years.

The Southwestern Heights Lady Mustangs defeated Wichita Collegiate 65-59 Saturday at the Hutchinson Sports Arena to win the class 3A state championship. The Lady Mustangs trailed by double digits at one point in the first half but rallied back to take a 33-32 halftime lead. Heights then trailed by five in the fourth quarter but rallied back to retake the lead. The Lady Mustangs were led by senior Vivian Olvera who scored 28 points in the win. Olvera was 15-18 from the free throw line. Britny Butler, Deni Jacobs, and Kathy Eakes each added nine points apiece. Heights trailed 57-53 with just 2:28 left to play when Heidi Brown hit a three pointer. After a stop defensively Olvera then drew a foul and went to the line and hit both free throws to give the Lady Mustangs the lead for good. After a quick celebration and the shaking of hands after the game the Lady Mustangs players all helped hold up Cory Sigala's jersey. Sigala left the team on Thursday as her father Roberto passed away. The team also draped Cory's jersey over the state championship trophy while holding it up. Lady Mustangs Head Coach Barry Mellen addressed the large Heights following in the hallway after the game and told them they are the best fans in the state and that they couldn't have done it without them. Heights has now won three state championships in girls basketball. This is their first in 17 years, as they last had won it in 1992 when they went 26-0 under current head coach Barry Mellen. Heights athletic director Mark Webb was the head coach when the Lady Mustangs won the state title back in 1980. The Lady Mustangs finish their dream season with a 25-1 record. Heights will lose seniors Vivian Olvera, and Holly Brown, but will return the rest of this year's team next season.

© Copyright KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Victim in National Beef Altercation Dies
Arrest Made In Death After Altercation At National Beef
Plains man dies in Michigan accident
U.S. Energy Secretary Lauds Abengoa in Hugoton
Liberal City Commission Meets, Says Goodbye To Retiring Firefighter
Four LHS Girls Qualify for State Golf
Correction:Brownback To Make A Stop In Liberal
Mobile Home Fire In Guymon
Hugoton One of Three Innovative School Districts in Kansas
Friday's Scores
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Redskins Win North Cup
Huge Demethanizer Transport Making It's Way Through Liberal
Eat at Spencer Browne's Coffee Shop on Oct. 20 for United Way
Skins Tame Lions in District Opener
Friday's Scores
Offense on Fire for Seward
Friday's Games
Eliel Gonzalez is Mead Lumber Athlete of the Week  
Middle School Scores
Quintana and Slatten Win WAC Meet in Hays
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group