Bishop Miege took its next step in trying to win another boys state basketball championship in Kansas Class 4A, Division I.
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and the Stags, who have won two straight such state titles, took care of business in the quarterfinals on Friday in Salina. Miege, the No. 2 seed, beat seventh-seeded Labette County 65-49.
With the victory, Miege improved to 20-3 on the season.
Robinson-Earl led the way with 31 points and 11 rebounds. He made 14 of 20 shots from the field. Robinson-Earl, a 6-9 junior, is the 15th-ranked prospect in the 2019 class nationally, according to Rivals.com.
The Stags will face Andover Central on Friday in a game set for 4:45 p.m. at Tony's Pizza Events Center.
Andover Central moved onto the semifinals by knocking off Piper 68-60. Piper finished its season with a record of 15-7.
On the top side of the bracket, No. 8 seed Spring Hill lost to top-seeded McPherson 64-43.
Spring Hill, which ends its season 14-9, got 14 points from Nathan Ewing.
Ben Pyle had 26 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks for McPherson, which improved 21-1.
McPherson won the boys title in 2015, the last team that was not Miege to capture the Class 4A, Division I crown.