The Olpe boys started strong and finished strong outscoring Pittsburg-Colgan 61-39, to win 3rd place in the 2-A State tournament. Olpe finishes the season 22-4.
Olpe jumped on Colgan early to lead 13-1 after the first quarter and led 32-8 by halftime. Colgan posted a monster third quarter, outscoring Olpe 23-9, to close the gap to 10 points. But Olpe responded with a strong 13-2 final quarter.
Coach Chris Schmidt says it's a great way to finish the season and a great way to send off his Senior class.
Senior Chance Stout says, while they wanted to play for the State Championship, finishing with a win is a great feeling; but expects some emotions once it sinks in his Olpe career is finished.
Joe Redeker posted a game-high 17 points to lead the Eagles. Bo Kreuger added 16.