Olathe Monica Howard scored 14 points, and Anna Wright added 11, but Lawrence High dropped a 57-43 decision to Olathe South on Thursday night in high school girls basketball.
“Honestly, our girls competed really well tonight,” LHS coach Nick Wood said. “I think this is the best we’ve played all year. Olathe South is ranked No. 2 in the state, and we were right there. I was really happy with how they did, and hopefully our girls will understand they can compete with really good teams.”
The Lions trailed just 13-9 after one quarter and stayed close most of the contest.
“We thought we had to bring energy and stay in the game early,” Wood said. “Our goal was to be patient offensively and get good looks, and we did that most of the time. We’re a work in progress, and I think we took a step forward.”
Christina Haswood added seven points and Bri Anderson scored five for LHS.
The Lions (2-5) will play host to Kansas City Schlagle on Tuesday.