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State basketball schedule: Class 6A girls

March 10, 2014

Shawnee Mission Northwest is the No. 6 seed in the Class 6A girls basketball tournament, which begins Wednesday at Koch Arena on the campus of Wichita State.

The Lady Cougars (16-6) will open tournament play against Sunflower League foe No. 3 Olathe South (20-2) at 8:15 p.m., on Wednesday. The winner will advance to the semifinals, where it will face the winner of No. 2 Wichita South (21-1) and No. 7 Washburn Rural (15-7) at 6:30 p.m., on Friday. Other first-round games include No. 1 Manhattan (21-1) against No. 8 SM West (13-9) and No. 4 Maize (18-4) against No. 5 Blue Valley North (18-4).

Winners of Wednesday's opening-round games will be guaranteed games Friday and Saturday, while first-round losers will be eliminated. Friday and Saturday's games will alternate with games from the 6A boys tournament, which begins Thursday. Here is a complete tournament schedule:

Wednesday

No. 1 Manhattan vs. No. 8 SM West, 3 p.m.

No. 4 Maize vs. No. 5 Blue Valley North, 4:45 p.m.

No. 2 Wichita South vs. No. 7 Washburn Rural, 6:30 p.m.

No. 3 Olathe South vs. No. 6 SM Northwest, 8:15 p.m.

Friday

Semifinal 1: Manhattan/SMW vs. Maize/BVN 3 p.m.

Semifinal 2: Wichita South/Washburn Rural vs. Olathe South/SMNW, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

Third-place game, 12 p.m.

Championship game, 4 p.m.

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