Posted On: 03/13/21 8:39 AM

It all comes down to this. The 5A championship pits Topeka West against Maize. The semifinal games were thrillers featuring a host of great performances. A previous article looked at some of the top performances from the Maize win over KC-Washington. Let’s take a look at the other game – Topeka West and Desoto:

Elijah Brooks Elijah Brooks 6'2" | CG Topeka West | 2022 State KS , junior, Topeka West (pictured):

The third-team 5A returner has had a roller coaster season due to injuries. He left the quarterfinal win over Hays with an apparent injury, and his status for the Desoto game was in question. But in one more twist in his bizarre season, Brooks returned to blow up Desoto’s defense with 10-16 shooting and 24 points. He also grabbed 13 rebounds. When he’s healthy, Brooks is an athletic big guard who is tough for anyone to match up with. He has an explosive first step, is physical with the ball, and can jump out of the gym. Those physical traits make him just as dominant on the defensive end.

Tre Alexander Tre Alexander 6'3" | CG Topeka West | 2021 State KS , senior, Topeka West:

Alexander carried the Chargers in the early part of the season. Since the holiday break, others have really stepped up, taking

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