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FSHS boys basketball falls in McPherson

January 21, 2011

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— The Free State boys basketball team lost to Wichita Heights, 78-59, on Thursday in the first round of the McPherson Invitational.

Georgi Funtarov led the Firebirds with 18 points. Eric Watson added eight.

Kansas University recruit Perry Ellis led Wichita Heights (9-0) with 21 points, seven rebounds and two blocks.

The Firebirds led, 11-8 after the first quarter, but the Falcons took charge after that.

Free State (5-4) will now play fellow-Sunflower-Leaguer Shawnee Mission East at 3 p.m. today.

Box score

Free State 11 17 21 10 — 59

Wichita Heights 8 23 24 23 — 78

Free State — Georgi Funtarov 8 0-0 18, Brett Frantz 3 0-0 8, Eric Watson 3 2-4 8, Alec Heline 1 0-0 3, Evan Manning 2 0-0 6, Austin Hoag 2 3-4 7, Tyler Self 2 0-0 5, Shawn Knighton 0 2-2 2, Cameron Dabney 1 0-0 2, Wilson Hack 0 0-0 0, Logan Bannister 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 (8) 7-10 59.

Wichita Heights — Dobbins 4 2-2 10, Wessel 10 2-4 22, Smith 4 1-2 10, Moore 6 1-2 13, Ellis 8 5-9 21, Degraffenread 1 0-0 2, Countee 0 0-0 0, Owens 0 0-0 0, Jefferson 0 0-0 0, Cross 0 0-0 0. Totals 33 (1) 11-19 78.

Comments

bballwizard 4 years, 2 months ago

he playe on the Bulgarian National team and is a foreign exchange student.

not_that_crazy 4 years, 2 months ago

Its funny how all the "new" people know to go to Free State.

bballwizard 4 years, 2 months ago

no his uncle is a teacher up a KU and he wanted to play here in the States. Hes the best player on their team but he wants to play the 3. Which still leaves the firebirds with no heigh in side. no one else on this team is playing anywhere but Baker except for Georgi

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