Archive for Wednesday, February 16, 2000

Turnovers lead O-East to victory

February 16, 2000


Olathe East forced 28 turnovers en route to an 88-47 girls basketball victory over Lawrence High on Tuesday night at the LHS gym.

O-East breezed to a 52-19 halftime lead.

"I told 'em I'd never seen a team score that many in a half and I hoped it wouldn't happen the second half," Lions' coach David Platt said. "They are a good team, but some of it had to do we us not taking care of the ball. It was a combination of good pressure and poor decision making."

Kari Saving scored 29 points for Olathe East.

"They get the ball to her a lot," Platt said of Saving, a first-team all Sunflower League pick a year ago.

Emily Schwartz scored 16 points and Mandy Amyx 10 for the Lions, 5-11. O-East is 11-5.

"Emily keeps improving every game," Platt said. "She had the assignment to guard Saving. It was nice to watch her accept that challenge and work awfully hard."

emily keeps improving every game. she had assignment to guard saving. nice to watch her accept that challenge and work hard

The Lions travel to SM Northwest Friday.

In JV action, Lawrence beat O-East, 50-41. Catherine Ross scored 14 points for the Lions, 8-7.

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