Posted On: 12/6/18 2:06 PM

DESOTO, Kan. — Kansas City Piper held on for a 72-62 emifinal win over Gardner-Edgerton in the championship bracket semifinals of the DeSoto Tournament on Wednesday and improved to 3-0 in the process. The Pirates will face Olathe North in the championship game on Friday.

Here, Prep Hoops takes a look at several things that stood out in the contest.

MVP: Trey Bates (6’0, PG, 2019, Piper). Bates is establishing himself as one of the state’s premier point guard prospects with elite speed and quickness, the ability to handle the ball on a string and can can knock down 3-pointers. He is a tenacious defender who pressures the ball and forces opposing teams to cough up the ball.