SPRINGFIELD, Mo–Saturday afternoon, the Kickapoo Lady Chiefs will be shooting for their seventh girls basketball state championship.

The Lady Chiefs will play Kirkwood at 2:40p.m. at JQH Arena. 

Kickapoo had no problems getting past St. Joseph in the semifinals 58-44.

The Lady Chiefs pulled away in the second quarter and advanced to the title game.

Kirkwood whipped Liberty in the other semifinal 51-29.

Kickapoo coach Jim Pendergrass talked about the championship game before he knew his opponent.

“To me I don’t care.  I’m just glad the Kickapoo Lady Chiefs are getting ready to play one more game.  And its a championship game on Saturday.  We’ll prepare for them.  We had a great battle with Kirkwood in the championship game two years ago.  And whether it’s Liberty or Kirkwood it’ll be a great contest,” said Pendergrass.