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LHS girls suffer setback to Olathe East

Lawrence High junior Natalie Wilkins is surrounded by three Olathe East players during Lawrence High’s game Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 in Olathe. The LHS girls lost the game, 54-41.

Lawrence High junior Natalie Wilkins is surrounded by three Olathe East players during Lawrence High’s game Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 in Olathe. The LHS girls lost the game, 54-41.

February 12, 2011

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— Coach Nick Wood couldn’t explain why his team looked so rattled in the first quarter of a 54-41 setback to Olathe East.

The Lions didn’t execute on offense, mostly because they weren’t in the right positions. Wood said his team started terribly, and it wasn’t because his team didn’t know the plays.

“It looked like the first game of the year,” Wood said.

Wood added that his team just needs to find a way to come out competing.

Olathe East’s Sanayika Shields, the daughter of former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Will Shields, was a force inside the paint early. She scored seven points in the first quarter, often gaining solid post position and finishing off the glass.

She finished with 17 points and seven rebounds.

Senior TaMiya Green led the Lions, scoring 13 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Senior Rachel Kelly, just returning to the rotation after suffering a head injury, added 12.

The Lions also play Tuesday against Shawnee Mission South.

Box score

Olathe East girls 54, Lawrence High 41

LAWRENCE (41)

Brittany Ray 0-1 0-0 0, Emily Peterson 2-6 2-2 0, Tamiya Green 6-13 1-1 13, Kristen Bell 0-1 0-0 0, Sami Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, Rachel Kelly 4-12 1-2 12, Brianna Anglin 1-2 0-0 0, Kelsey Broadwell 0-1 0-0 0, Christina Haswood 2-5 2-2 8, Natalie Wilkins 0-1 0-0 0, Krista Costa 1-3 0-0 2, Anna Wright 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 15-49 6-7 41.

OLATHE EAST (54)

Justice Daniel 2-5 0-1 5, Emily Jorgenson 1-6 0-0 2, Alyssa Palmer 2-7 5-6 9, Katie Hannam 5-9 0-0 12, Sanayika Shields 4-5 9-12 17, Lyndsey Lyman 0-2 0-0 0, Cailey Taylor 2-2 0-1 4, D’Shawna Lee 0-1 1-2 1, Reagan Stone 1-1 1-2 4, Blair Lewis 0-0 0-0 0, Kacey Eis 0-0 0-0 0, Audrey Markway 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-38 4-9 54.

Lawrence 11 7 8 15 — 41

Olathe East 17 15 10 12 — 54

Three-point goals: Lawrence 5-20 (Kelly 3, Haswood 2); Olathe East 4-9 (Hannam 2, Daniel, Stone). Shooting: Lawrence 15-49 (30.6 percent); Olathe East 17-38 (44.7 percent). Turnovers: Lawrence 15, Olathe East 16.

Comments

justmytwocents 4 years, 4 months ago

let's tell it like it is. For starters, the proper starting lineup will help. and taking out the players who refuse or do not play defense would help. and teaching the bounce pass. Last game I attended, they turned it over five times in a row to start the game, and the errors were not forced.

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