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SMS trips Firebirds’ boys in OT

February 19, 2014

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Just when it appeared host Free State High was on the brink of delivering a haymaker, tying the score at the end of regulation, Class 6A No. 7-ranked Shawnee Mission South turned it up a notch in overtime Tuesday night.

Keyed by a three-point play by South’s DeAngelo Bruster at the start of overtime, the Raiders unleashed a 19-7 run in the extra four-minute period to post a 73-61 victory in Sunflower League boys basketball action. Dainan Swope and Devin Newsome led the Raiders with 22 points apiece, with Newsome making all 16 of his free throws, including 12-for-12 in the fourth quarter and overtime.

“They’re a great team, period,” Free State head coach Chuck Law said of South, 14-3 overall, which went undefeated in becoming Class 5A state champion last season. “I’m real proud of our kids. We had a gut-check in the fourth quarter after playing a miserable third quarter, scoring only five points.

“To come back on a team of that caliber, from eight down in the fourth quarter and to put it into overtime, that says a lot about our kids.”

Free State (10-7) was led by Khadre Lane with 16 points. Cole Moreano and Blake Winslow added 15 apiece for the Firebirds, who came roaring back after trailing 49-41 with two minutes, 31 seconds remaining in regulation.

Winslow hit a driving layup for Free State, and after a South turnover, Cole Moreano drilled a three-pointer from the top of the key to slash the margin to 49-46 at the 2:42 mark.

Free State post player Lane then caught an outlet pass after another Raiders turnover and threw down a dunk to pull the Firebirds within 49-48.

SM SOUTH (73)

Ethan Kaplan 2-2 2-4 6, Ra’Keim Abdul 0-3 2-4 2, DeAngelo Bruster 6-12 2-3 15, Dainan Swope 6-9 9-13 22, Hunter Ahrens 1-2 0-0 2, Kendall McCoy 0-0 2-2 2, Devin Newsome 2-2 16-16 22, Brian Harness 0-0 0-0 0, Nick Oliver 1-1 0-0 2, CJ Hill 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-32 33-42 73.

FREE STATE (61)

Tristan Garber 0-1 0-0 0, Blake Winslow 3-6 9-13 15, Cole Moreano 5-10 2-2 15, Keith Loneker 1-4 2-4 4, Weston Hack 1-1 1-2 3, Reshawn Caro 2-5 1-2 5, Justin Narcomey 1-1 0-0 3, Khadre Lane 6-11 3-5 16. Totals 19-38 18-28 61.

SM South 11 14 14 15 19 — 73

FSHS 10 16 5 23 7 — 61

Three-point goals: SM South 4-6 (Newsome 2-2, Bruster 1-3, Swope 1-1); Free State 5-10 (Moreano 3-5, Lane 1-1, Narcomey 1-1, Winslow 0-1, Caro 0-2). Fouled out: Free State, Moreano, Loneker; South, Bruster. Turnovers: Free State 10, Olathe South 8.

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