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Archive for Friday, February 26, 2010

LHS-Free State girls to kick off doubleheader

Free State senior Chantay Caron tries to keep the ball away from Olathe South senior Kelsey Balcom. Caron scored 23 points in the Firebirds’ 58-41 loss on Senior Night Friday at Free State High.

Free State senior Chantay Caron tries to keep the ball away from Olathe South senior Kelsey Balcom. Caron scored 23 points in the Firebirds’ 58-41 loss on Senior Night Friday at Free State High.

February 26, 2010

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The Lawrence High girls basketball team will look to exact a bit of revenge during tonight’s matchup with Free State, which begins at 5:30 at LHS and represents the first game of a girls/boys doubleheader.

In December, the Firebirds (12-7) squeaked out a 37-34 victory over the Lions, though they made just eight field goals in what was an especially sloppy game for both teams.

Led by Kansas State-bound Chantay Caron, as well as center Ashli Hill and guard Lynn Robinson, Free State has established itself as the city’s top team so far this season, but LHS (8-11) enters the game having won three of its last four, and a victory tonight would ensure a home game in next week’s Class 6A sub-state.

“They’re an outstanding team, and they’re capable of scoring a lot of points,” said Free State coach Bryan Duncan. “We’re going to try to play our game and do what we do on offense and defense.”

Can Robinson find her shooting touch?

Lynn Robinson, a sophomore guard on the Free State girls team, has averaged 14 points in the Firebirds’ last two victories, providing a nice supplement to seniors Chantay Caron and Ashli Hill. Her ability to hit shots — she was 5-of-8 from the field for 14 points in a win over Shawnee Mission North on Tuesday — tonight could be key for Free State.

Comments

no_thanks 4 years, 1 month ago

Maybe it wasn't such a hot topic after all. I have watched a few of the FSHS JV and Varsity girls games, and a few of the 9th graders that moved up can really play (they look to score, good ball handlers, good defenders), but they likely aren't in physically in position to have a great impact on the varsity team this year. But, they should be fun to watch for the next few years.

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lionbacker 4 years, 1 month ago

Im surprised that the LJ World has not done a follow up article on the effects of the 9th graders moving up, since it was such a hot topic and still is. Maybe they will after the season. I see she has been getting quite a few minutes and I wonder how this is sitting with the remainder of the team, as well as the rest of the 9th graders that moved up.

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not_that_crazy 4 years, 1 month ago

Bulletin Board material would have been to focus on what MIGHT be a difference in this game from the last one-- new 9th graders. Some people think Coach Duncan has bet his team's chemistry on the possibility of 3-pointers from a new player. We might see tonight. However, this article skips that entirely....as they have since the initial announcement that the FSHS girls team would be the only team to take 9th graders at the end of the season.

(Yes...and it also completely ignores the other city school in the match up.)

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mom_of_three 4 years, 1 month ago

I am a LHS fan, but I also think its a little crappy that they didn't mention Wren with the FSHS bunch. Her name may not be the tops of any scoring sheet, but she definitely makes a difference and is one of three seniors.

And yes, the LHS seniors have been part of many thrilling wins, and not sure why the paper hasn't featured any of them except that there are so many. However, as you read the articles after every game, you would think that there wasn't any underclassman on this team, but I found they did the same thing when the Bird sisters were there. The paper seems to have a specific focus each year, and no one else matters.

BUT to not mention the LHS seniors in this article, well, maybe they just wanted bulletin board material.

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lionbacker 4 years, 1 month ago

Agreed mom, I have been waiting all seson for a article on this senior class. They have been a part of multiple thrilling wins as well as a major factor in a STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. What has this bunch from free state won. We will see what the FREE STATE JOURNAL WORLD has to say tomorrow after they go down in the jungle. Cant wait.

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mom_of_three 4 years, 1 month ago

Okay, I looked for another article which featured a few players from LHS, especially the seniors who were on the state championship team, but nada. If anyone sees it, let me know.

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mom_of_three 4 years, 1 month ago

LHS has not won 3 of its last four, since it had two losses in a row. how about LHS has won three of its last 5

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