Class 3A Girls Basketball Breakdowns

Class 3A Girls Basketball State Tournament Predictions

Class 3A Girls Basketball State Tournament Predictions

We have reached the end of the road and for 8 teams it’s time to compete for the State Championship.  Some great matchups in the first round and looking forward.  I am going to give my prediction for the Great 8 and then I will move forward from there.  I will try and give an update after each day during the State Tournament.

Great 8

#1 Platte Valley over #8 Lamar

A phenomenal run for Lamar to end the season.  Lamar is red-hot right now and come into the state tournament as a team not expected to be here.  Lamar will look to pull another upset to advance deeper.  Platte Valley is your defending state champion and come in with a ton of experience.  Platte Valley will be tested in this game, and I don’t expect a blowout.  I think the experience for Platte Valley proves to be the difference.

#4 Grand Valley over #12 St. Mary’s

Two very good shooting teams collide in this Elite 8 matchup.  St. Mary’s has been powered by Ellie Hartman who has broke the 30-point mark in both regional games.  Grand Valley looks to be peaking at the right time and could be playing their best basketball of the season.  This will be a great matchup and I think comes down to the final few possessions of the game.

#2 University over #10 Delta

My pick for best game in the Elite 8 in Class 3A.  Throw the seeds out the window because both teams have been ranked inside the top 6 at some point this season.  Delta has the size to matchup with University but will the guard play matchup.  Both teams are led by good scorers, and this will be a fun matchup to watch.  I think this game comes down to the smallest details and could easily see Delta pull the upset.

#3 Vanguard over #11 C.S Christian

A Tri-Peaks League rematch in the Elite 8.  These two teams meet in the League Tournament, and it was Vanguard snagging a 50-48 win in the 3rd place game.  Don’t expect much of a different game this time around.  Should be another great matchup and League rivalries area always fun come playoff time.

Final 4

#1 Platte Valley over #4 Grand Valley

#2 University over #3 Vanguard

Championship Saturday

State Championship

#1 Platte Valley over #2 University

3rd Place Game

#4 Grand Valley over #3 Vanguard