By Blake Spurney
Hesston Record Staff
Hesston’s boys and girls teams started the season by defeating a larger school in Buhler, and this week they will get extra helpings of the same diet.
Both teams played Tuesday at Rose Hill in the first round of the GP Classic Tournament in Garden Plain. They will play Class 5A Emporia on Friday and the host team Saturday.
The girls tip off at 4 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.
Girls head coach Matt Richardson said playing the larger schools helped to prepare Hesston for the postseason.
“We don’t have too many games that are too easy, and that’s good,” he said.
The Lady Swathers faced little resistance in the round-robin tournament last season, winning all games by at least 24 points. Richardson said Monday he hadn’t scouted Emporia or Garden Plain.
“I’m a one game at a time, and I didn’t do much homework on Rose Hill,” he said.
Richardson added that he was focused on trying to find out how the pieces on his time fit together best.
Hesston’s boys also swamped Emporia and Garden Plain by more than 20 points last season. Their games will follow the girls games.