INDEPENDENCE — In a low-scoring battle for a berth to state, the Independence Bulldogs beat the Labette County Grizzlies, 34-27, on Saturday night in the KSHSAA 4A East Sub-State championship.

“It was a defensive dogfight,” Labette County head coach Brianna Volmer said. “That was a testament to our girls. We knew we had to get stops and we did that. We knew it’d be a tough game. We gave it our all. Hats off to Independence, they’re a great basketball team. We just didn’t hit shots late in the game.”

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