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Lawrence High boys basketball

Column: Lions show steadiness on court and off
March 4, 2015
Coming off the bench for a team that has two of the best high school basketball players in the state can have its intimidating facets, if a team’s culture isn’t quite right.
LHS boys open postseason with victory
March 4, 2015
Lawrence High senior guard John Barbee didn’t get a chance to play against Shawnee Mission Northwest in the regular season. He made up for lost time on Wednesday.
Lions, Firebirds set for sub-state openers
March 4, 2015
Last summer, Lawrence High senior guard Anthony Bonner announced his expectations for the boys basketball team this season. “Nothing less than a state championship, honestly,” he said in June.
Lions rely on defense to subdue Firebirds
February 28, 2015
All it takes is a few plays for Lawrence High’s boys basketball players to find a rhythm on offense. On Friday in the City Showdown, the Lions used their defense to create some momentum.
Column: Second quarter fateful for FSHS prospects
February 28, 2015
Ten weeks after the boys basketball teams from the city’s two public high schools first faced each other, Free State High coach Chuck Law’s confidence in his team’s ability to play Lawrence High straight-up increased tenfold.
LHS senior Barbee relishes surprise visit
February 26, 2015
Leo Barbee Jr., the grandfather of Lawrence High boys basketball player John Barbee II, has been to every one of his grandson’s games except two he missed due to illness.
LHS boys come back for victory over SME
February 25, 2015
It didn’t matter that opposing players were fired up and the crowd turned into a loud roar, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team refused to back down on Tuesday.
Barbee jump-starts LHS boys’ rout
February 21, 2015
When Olathe North, the No. 4-ranked team in Class 6A, began pounding the ball inside with 6-foot-4 junior R.J. Smith and 6-foot-5 senior Josh Moore right off the bat Friday night, No. 2 Lawrence High needed a counter-attack. By Benton Smith
LHS boys rally, 70-66
February 18, 2015
Lawrence High guards Justin Roberts and Anthony Bonner led Lawrence High’s boys to a 70-66 victory over Shawnee Mission North. By Benton Smith
LHS boys roll past Olathe Northwest, 70-34
February 14, 2015
Early in the fourth quarter on Friday night, Lawrence High senior Anthony Bonner caught a pass about 30 feet away from the basket.
LHS boys find range, rip SMNW
February 11, 2015
The Lions drained six consecutive shots from long range and went on to claim a 64-48 victory over Shawnee Mission Northwest. By Chris Duderstadt
Lions edge SM South following long layoff
February 7, 2015
Back on the court for the first time in 12 days, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team didn’t receive any favors from Shawnee Mission South on Friday night.
LHS boys suffer first setback, 83-72
January 24, 2015
As the final seconds ticked off of the clock in the Topeka Invitational Tournament championship game Saturday, Lawrence High senior Anthony Bonner buried his head into his jersey. By Bobby Nightengale
Lions to face Wichita East in battle of unbeatens
January 24, 2015
Lawrence High’s boys basketball players had something to prove against Kansas City (Kansas) Washington on Friday night.
Lions rally past Wichita Southeast, stay unbeaten
January 22, 2015
Rarely this season has Lawrence High’s boys basketball team, ranked No. 1 in Class 6A, played on its heels, or struggled to match an opponent’s assertive style. But that’s exactly what happened to the Lions against No. 5-ranked Wichita Southeast Thursday evening in the quarterfinals of the 54th annual Topeka Invitational Tournament.

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