SM Northwest (4-3, 2-1)
at Free State boys (5-7, 1-2)
Tipoff: 7 p.m.
Notes: The Firebirds are taking on Cougars for the second straight game, losing 56-43 on Saturday night to Kansas City (Mo.) Hickman Mills. The Shawnee Mission Northwest Cougars are coming off a 73-60 victory over Park Hill (Mo.). After losing at SM Northwest, 65-53, last season, Free State won six of its final nine games, including a 48-44 victory over the Cougars in their Class 6A sub-state meeting. Free State is 1-3 all-time against SMNW. Free State's junior varsity team (7-4) knocked off Hickman Mills, 53-49, on Saturday night. A short jumper by Bijai Jones broke a 49-49 tie, and Danny Affalter took a charge with 12.4 seconds remaining.
Next for the Firebirds: Lawrence High, 7 p.m. Saturday at LHS.