Back to State: 2A Tourney Teams Return Loaded Lineups
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There are several teams from last year’s 2A tournament with impressive groups of returners. Moundridge lost some great seniors, but the return of Barrett Moddelmog Barrett Moddelmog 6'3" | SG Moundridge | 2025 State KS and Henry Hecox Henry Hecox…
There are several teams from last year’s 2A tournament with impressive groups of returners.
Moundridge lost some great seniors, but the return ofand and several supporting pieces will have the Wildcats back in the hunt.
St. Marys has only a couple of significant losses, but they will have to rebuild around.
Here are the four 2A state teams that return a significant portion of last year:
Medicine Lodge – finished third in 2023:
The Indians finished off the season with a thrilling win over TMP in the consolation game. They return almost everything from that team, led by all-around athlete. Senior guards and Carter Cunningham are versatile guards who can get the ball to teammates, defend and rebound and produce points. There will be a ton of experience back at the guard position in addition to Randels and Cunningham.
Bennington – lost in first round to Medicine Lodge in 2023:
Like Moundridge, Bennington returns two established studs. But the Bulldogs bring back a lot more than that. It all starts with dominant big man, who’s 6-foot-7 frame and fundamental skills make him a beast in the small schools. Add (pictured), who goes by “Mister” and you have an athletic 1-2 punch few can match. Talan Pickering was really good as a junior, scoring in double figures and stuffing the stat sheet. Kian Wilson and Payge Rodenbeek were key contributors as sophomores and will be even more experienced.
Horton – lost in first round to Wichita Independent in 2023:
Horton has a good shot to get its first-ever state tournament victory this year after gaining experience a year ago. Nearly everyone on the floor for the Chargers is back, led by senior Gannon Becker. They will feature a balanced team of guys who can score and rebound, including seniors Cooper Wischropp, and Kaden Smith and juniors Luke McAfee and Donte Masqua.
Pittsburg-St. Mary’s – lost in first round to Wichita Independent in 2023:
A really talented class of 2024 guided the Panthers to the tournament last year, so expectations are really high for their senior season. They have good size with 6-foot-3 Tristan Voss anchoring the back line and several good-sized talents around him, led by Jack Schremmer and Tucker Harrell. This group is used to going to state, and they will expect to make a bigger noise next spring.