Shawnee Lawrence High's girls basketball team shattered Shawnee Mission Northwest's zone defense early, then pulled away with an overwhelming third quarter. The Lions prevailed, 64-24 on Thursday.
"I felt like we started the game really strong," LHS coach Kristin Mallory said. "They came out in a zone, and we came out and hit a couple threes right off the bat. We kinda shot them out of the zone."
LHS managed just five points in a lackluster second quarter, but put up 21 in the third while holding SM Northwest to two.
"Tania (Jackson) had a size advantage," Mallory said. "She had nine points in the third quarter."
Jackson finished with 14 points.
The Lions (4-0) will play host to Free State on Dec. 20.
Lawrence High 64,Shawnee Mission Northwest 24
Lawrence High - Danielle Bird 7, Taylor Bird 9, Jasmine Turner 8, Lindsay Murray 6, Jordyn Tolefree 3, Haley Parker 12, Tania Jackson 14, Shelby Miller 5.
SM Northwest - Allen 10, Jones 6, Medis 2, Shinn 2, Watson 2, Brand 2.