Free State girls at Washburn Rural
Free State opens the season at 6:15 tonight against the second-ranked team in Class 6A. ... The Junior Blues defeated the Firebirds, 61-34, last season at Free State. ... Washburn Rural was the 6A state runner-up last year when it finished 21-4. ... Senior forward Jamie Stanclift, junior guard Tricia Dunham and junior forward Banaka Okwuone are returning starters for Free State, which was 8-13 last year.
Free State boys at Washburn Rural
Free State opens the season against the Junior Blues at 7:30 tonight. ... Rural defeated Free State, 64-59 in overtime, in last year's season opener. ... The Junior Blues finished 2003-04 with a 16-6 record. ... The Firebirds return starting senior guards Brady Morningstar and Sam Buhler from last year's 15-7 team.
Lawrence High boys at K.C. Wyandotte
LHS opens its season at 7 tonight at Wyandotte. ... The teams did not meet last season. ... LHS has six players with starting experience returning from last year's team, which finished 5-16. ... The Lions set state records for three-pointers attempted (720) and made (222) last season.