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Archive for Friday, February 27, 2004

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February 27, 2004

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Boys

Shawnee Mission West at Lawrence High

Tipoff: 7 p.m.

Notes: Lawrence improved to 5-14 overall and 2-8 in the Sunflower League with a 56-51 victory Tuesday at Olathe North. ... Senior Joe Crane led the Lions with 14 points, including four three-pointers. ... Crane is the team's leading scorer, averaging 10.9 points per game. ... Shawnee Mission West is 10-9 overall, 6-4 in league play. ... The Vikings have won four in a row, including a 62-54 victory Tuesday over SM North.

Next for LHS: Thursday at sub-state, TBA.

Olathe North at Free State High

Tipoff: 7 p.m.

Notes: Free State has won four in a row heading into its regular-season finale with Olathe North. ... If the Firebirds (13-6 overall, 8-2 league) win tonight, they'll finish second in the Sunflower League. ... Olathe North (5-14, 2-8) has lost seven in a row, including a 56-51 loss to Lawrence High Tuesday. ... With the second-best record among the eight team in Free State's sub-state, the Firebirds will play a home game in the first round of sub-state Thursday.

Next for Free State: Thursday at sub-state, TBA.

Girls

Shawnee Mission West at Lawrence High

Tipoff: 5:30 p.m.

Notes: Lawrence High improved to 12-7 overall and 8-2 in the Sunflower League with a 42-39 overtime victory over Olathe North. ... With just one game left for all league teams, LHS still has a chance to claim a share of the Sunflower League title. ... If Lawrence beats SM West tonight and Olathe South beats Olathe East, LHS, O-South and O-East would tie for first with 9-2 league marks. ... SM West (11-8, 5-5) has lost three of its last five, including a 41-39 setback to SM North Tuesday.

Next for LHS: Wednesday at sub-state, TBA.

Olathe North at Free State

Tipoff: 5:30 p.m.

Notes: Free State is looking to double its win total from a year ago in its regular-season finale against Olathe North tonight. ... The Firebirds are 7-12 this year, including a 3-7 record in the Sunflower League ... Last year, Free State finished 4-17. ... Tonight's opponent, Olathe North, also is 7-12 overall and 3-7 in the league. ... The Eagles started the season 7-4, but have lost eight in a row. ... The latest was a 42-39 overtime loss Tuesday to Lawrence High.

Next for Free State: Wednesday at sub-state, TBA.

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