Free State girls basketball

Free State girls extend winning streak to four
February 28, 2015
Lawrence High’s and Free State’s girls basketball teams both entered Friday night’s City Showdown with three-game winning streaks, but it was the Firebirds who stayed hot to beat the Lions, 58-45, at LHS.
Piper keys rally by Free State girls
February 25, 2015
With her team trailing on the road in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, Free State High sophomore guard Madison Piper had seen her previous seven shots rim out. She hadn’t made a basket since the final minutes of the second quarter. But none of that mattered in crunch time.
Late surge lifts Free State girls
February 21, 2015
Holding on to a two-point lead entering the fourth quarter, Free State High’s girls basketball players just flipped a switch. There weren’t any magic words said in the huddle. They just knew what this game meant to each other.
Piper carries FSHS girls, 59-48
February 18, 2015
During practices in the past week, Free State High’s girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan told sophomore Madison Piper to be more aggressive on offense and try to get more drives to the rim. Piper listened. By Bobby Nightengale
Falcons stifle FSHS girls
February 14, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball team has experienced its fair share of stifling defenses this season, but Olathe South might have outdone them all Friday night at FSHS. By Benton Smith
Firebirds’ girls rout SM North
February 11, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball team wasn’t expecting to see Shawnee Mission North hold the ball for long possessions on Tuesday, forcing the Firebirds to play defense for minutes at a time.
FSHS girls falter at SMNW
February 7, 2015
For a half Friday night at Shawnee Mission Northwest High, Free State’s girls basketball team executed the way coach Bryan Duncan thought it would need to in a matchup of two of Class 6A’s top five teams. By Benton Smith
Madison Piper propels FSHS girls
February 4, 2015
Madison Piper had a career day to help Free State High coast to a 65-48 girls basketball victory over Kansas City Schlagle on Tuesday.
FSHS girls third in Classic
January 31, 2015
After a two-point loss on Friday night, Free State High’s girls basketball players refused to fall short again.
Firebirds fall in semis
January 31, 2015
After the final horn sounded, some of Free State High’s girls basketball players wiped tears out of their eyes as they watched Hutchinson celebrate on the court.
Firebirds get big lift from Piper
January 29, 2015
Free State High sophomore Madison Piper didn’t play in the second half against Topeka West on Thursday afternoon. That was the only way any defense was going to stop her.
LHS, Free State set for tournament
January 29, 2015
After a week of long practices, Lawrence High’s girls basketball players are ready to show how much they’ve improved.
FSHS girls return to winning ways
January 17, 2015
Coming off its first loss of the season — a 30-point setback, no less — Free State High’s girls basketball team got right back in the win column Friday night with a 63-59 victory over Olathe Northwest at FSHS.
Firebird girls suffer first loss
January 14, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball team hasn’t faced a team this season with height similar to Leavenworth. Or speed. Or talent.
FSHS girls rise to No. 5 in poll
January 13, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball team continued its rise through the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association’s weekly rankings, jumping to No. 5 in Class 6A in the latest poll released Monday.