High School Sports

High School Sports

Emporia edges Lawrence girls in opener

December 7, 2013


— Makayla Bell scored 13 points with eight rebounds in the season opener for the Lawrence High girls basketball team, which missed a potential game-winner in the final seconds and lost to Emporia, 47-45, on Friday.

The Lions forced 25 turnovers in the loss. Marissa Pope led LHS with five assists.

“If we keep battling and playing like we did tonight, we’ll have a successful season, for sure,” LHS coach Nick Wood said.

The Lions host Junction City at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

LHS 7 7 18 13 — 45

Emporia 15 4 22 6 — 47

Lawrence High scoring: Lemus 8, Drum 3, Sumonja 2, Bell 13, Pope 2, Belcher 4, Coleman 8, Shield 5.

Emporia scoring: Birch 3, Sanchez 5, Hastings 11, Wilhite 18, Schaefer 8, Garza 2.


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