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LHS girls basketball upended by O-Northwest

Lawrence High sophomore Anna Wright, left, and Olathe Northwest sophomore Jaylah Jackson dive on the floor as they battle for a loose ball during Lawrence High’s game against Olathe Northwest Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 in Lawrence.

Lawrence High sophomore Anna Wright, left, and Olathe Northwest sophomore Jaylah Jackson dive on the floor as they battle for a loose ball during Lawrence High’s game against Olathe Northwest Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 in Lawrence.

February 19, 2011

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Girls basketball coach Nick Wood knows it’s hard for his seniors to come to grips with the fact that they won’t play another home game.

But he also knows that they can’t let their emotions affect their play in the next couple of weeks. The Lions fell, 63-47, to Olathe Northwest on Friday night.

“The season’s not over,” Wood said. “Yeah, it’s emotional and it’s a hard thing to deal with, but we have to turn the page.”

The Lions (6-12) struggled to execute offensively against the Ravens in the first half, falling behind, 33-17, at halftime. In the second half, though, the Lions and Ravens played to a tie.

Wood said he thought that little things — making long, looping passes and not coming to the ball — really hurt the Lions’ chances.

And the fact that sophomore Michaela Crall came off Olathe Northwest’s bench to score 15 points and grab 10 rebounds certainly didn’t help matters.

The Lions’ seniors — Brittany Ray, Emily Peterson, Rachel Kelly, Kelsey Broadwell, TaMiya Green, Kristen Bell and Sami Johnson — were honored after the game.

“They mean a lot to our program,” Wood said. “They’re what Lawrence High kids are supposed to be. They’re good people on and off the court, and they compete like crazy. I can’t ask for anything more than that.”

Kelly, who has dealt with concussion-related issues all season, went to the hospital after being knocked in the head again.

Wood said her status was uncertain, but also that she might not play the rest of the season.

“Her health is the number one thing,” Wood said.

The Lions will also travel to Leavenworth on Tuesday.

Box score

Olathe Northwest 63, Lawrence High girls 47

OLATHE NORTHWEST (63)

Mackaela Carter 3-8 6-7 12, Ashlyn Landherr 2-6 3-4 7, Vashti Neal 4-10 1-2 10, Jaylah Jackson 3-8 4-5 10, Madi Haney 0-0 0-0 0, Michaela Crall 7-8 1-2 15, Hannah Kovarik 2-3 3-4 7, Lindsay Poulter 1-1 0-0 2, Nicole Barmann 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-46 18-24 63.

LAWRENCE (47)

Brittany Ray 0-2 2-2 2, Emily Peterson 6-15 0-0 14, Rachel Kelly 3-9 0-0 9, Tamiya Green 8-13 1-4 17, Sami Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Kelsey Broadwell 0-1 0-0 0, Kristen Bell 0-2 0-0 0, Krista Costa 0-2 0-0 0, Brianna Anglin 2-4 0-0 4, Christina Haswood 0-6 0-0 0, Anna Wright 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 19-54 4-8 47.

Olathe Northwest 16 17 17 13 — 63

Lawrence 6 11 14 16 — 47

Three-point goals: Olathe Northwest 1-10 (Neal); Lawrence 5-20 (Kelly 3, Peterson 2). Shooting: Olathe Northwest 22-46 (47.8 percent); Lawrence 19-54 (35.2 percent). Turnovers: Olathe Northwest 13, Lawrence 15.

Comments

justmytwocents 3 years, 10 months ago

Long, looping passes and not coming to the ball....don't forget not catcing the ball, and lack of rebounds, forgetting to play defense at times. Also dont know how some of those shots for LHS looped out of the basket. Course, free throws didnt help either. According to the box above, ONW went to the line 20 times and LHS only 8.
ONW is a really good team, and only loses 1 senior, and their best player is a sophomore out with a torn ACL. But the LHS team from Tuesday night forgot to show up tonight.

mom_of_three 3 years, 10 months ago

It also would have been nice if the article would have added who led the team in scoring. Once again, two seniors, green with 17 and Peterson 14

nnelson 3 years, 10 months ago

Please note that we have been including the box score to many high school basketball stories this season. Hopefully you can find all of the stats you need in there.

Nick Nelson LJWorld.com Web Producer

whatacatch58 3 years, 10 months ago

Same old, same old from just my two cents and mom of three. Quit complaining and just enjoy the games.

mom_of_three 3 years, 10 months ago

who's complaining? Just stating the obvious, that the article is missing stuff....like high scorers.
And as far as the first post, welll, yeah, that is obvious if you watch the games.

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