KANSAS CITY, KAN. Two games in two days proved to be no problem for Lawrence High's girls basketball team.
Junior Josie Polk poured in 30 points - giving her 51 during the past two days - as the Lions emptied the bench early and still ran away from Kansas City Harmon, 94-37, on Tuesday at Harmon High.
"Josie hit a couple of shots early. She was on fire, and they didn't adjust," LHS coach Kristin Mallory said. "We made sure we reversed the ball, and when she got an open look, she knocked it down."
All 10 Lions who made the trip played, and all 10 scored.
Cherrale Ricks contributed a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Rachael Klingler had 11 points and seven steals. Audrey Pope added 10 points for LHS (2-1).
"We could have scored 100 if we wanted to," Mallory said. "It was kind of nice. They played us well. I think we just wore them out. We just had a much stronger bench. We just ran 'em until they couldn't get back on defense any more. It was nice for us because we played back-to-back games, and it was nice to give the girls a little rest and have the opportunity to get everybody on the floor."
The Lions will be idle until Dec. 20, when they play host to Free State.
Lawrence 94, KC Harmon 37
Lawrence 25 22 26 21 - 94
Harmon 14 19 8 6 - 37
Lawrence - Leigh DeBiasse 8, Sam Birchfield 2, Shari Lassiter 4, Audrey Pope 10, Josie Polk 30, Rachael Klingler 11, Cherrale Ricks 15, Jodie Cochrane 1, Megan Klingler 8, Jenna Wilcox 5.
KC Harmon - Pacheco 10, White 12, Hamilton 6, Carter 4, Bell 4, Richardson 1.
Cair Paravel boys 86, Seabury 47
Topeka - Topeka Cair Paravel pulled away after halftime to hand Seabury Academy's boys basketball team an 86-47 setback on Tuesday.
Seabury (0-2) fell behind 10-0 early, which coach Marcus Heckman attributed to a deer-in-the-headlights reaction from his team in its first year as part of the Kansas State High School Activities Assn.
Heckman said he played five freshmen down the stretch, which helped Cair Paravel make the score more lopsided.
Aaron Landis led the Seahawks with 15 points. Adam Davis added 11, and Grayson Dillon scored 10.
Seabury will play Kickapoo Nation at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the East Lawrence Recreation Center.
Cair Paravel 86, Seabury 47
Seabury 14 16 9 8 - 47
Cair Paravel 21 20 20 25 - 86
Seabury (0-2) :quot; Aaron Landis 15, Kris Finger 4, Matt Parker 4, Adam Davis 11, Paul Bireta 2, Tavis Sartin 2, Grayson Dillon 10.
Cair Paravel girls 36, Seabury 21
Topeka - Laura Frizell led Seabury Academy with seven points, all in the fourth quarter.
Regan Sisson added four points for the Seahawks, and Lindsey Ahlen had four points and seven rebounds.
Seabury (0-2) will play host to Kickapoo Nation at 5 p.m. Friday.
Cair Paravel 36, Seabury 21
Seabury - Laura Hoffman 2, Regan Sisson 4, Linaya Newstrom 4, Laura Frizell 7, Lindsey Ahlen 4.
Cair Paravel - Karri Tague 12, Allie Nelson 4, Morgan Graw 2, Lauren Jorgensen 3, Courtney Simmons 8, Anna Conroy 3, Savannah Keller 2, Ruth Penny 2.