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Lawrence High boys basketball

Bonner powers LHS boys
February 19, 2014
Lawrence High junior Anthony Bonner walked out of Tuesday night’s basketball game against Shawnee Mission North with a large scratch across his face and a bruised elbow. That was the price to pay in a game that included 47 fouls and 63 free throws.
LHS boys drop in 6A hoops poll
February 17, 2014
A few losses last week knocked a couple of area boys basketball teams down in this week’s coaches poll.
Better late: LHS boys pull away for win
February 15, 2014
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team doesn’t need much to get its offense clicking. On Friday night at Olathe Northwest, all it took was a long rebound and an active defense. By Bobby Nightengale
SMNW swat sends LHS boys to OT loss
February 12, 2014
It was another down-to-the-wire Sunflower League clash for the No. 2-ranked Lawrence High boys basketball team. Only this time, it went into overtime. Shawnee Mission Northwest pulled out a 63-62 home victory over LHS Tuesday night after Cougars guard Jake Horner blocked a driving layup by Lions guard Justin Roberts with a tenth of a second remaining on the game clock.
No. 2 LHS boys outlast No. 4 SM South in foul-fest
February 8, 2014
With two of the top four boys basketball teams in Class 6A squaring off Friday night inside Lawrence High’s Jungle, every person in the gym expected an entertaining, free-flowing clash. Most of the on-court combat came on the defensive side, though, and ultimately the game was decided at the free-throw line, where the No. 2-ranked Lions went 30-for-42 to survive their encounter with No. 4 Shawnee Mission South, 65-61. By Benton Smith
LHS boys No. 2 in 6A ranks; FSHS girls at No. 10
February 3, 2014
The Lawrence High boys basketball team moved up a spot in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, which was released Monday.
Exclamation point: Barbee slam caps Lions’ win
February 1, 2014
John Barbee’s vicious and-one jam capped an 82-60 Lawrence High boys basketball victory on Friday at Leavenworth. By Benton Smith
LHS, FSHS boys climb 6A basketball poll
January 28, 2014
Both Lawrence High’s and Free State High’s boys basketball teams impressed during tournaments last week and moved up in this week’s coaches poll.
Lions guard Bonner gathers D-I offers
January 28, 2014
As one of the leaders of Lawrence High’s boys basketball team, Anthony Bonner is used to getting attention from opposing defenses. Now he’s also caught the eyes of some Div. I colleges. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS boys snare Topeka crown
January 26, 2014
Justin Roberts hit the second of two free throws with 3.4 seconds left, and Lawrence High beat Highland Park, 48-47, to win the Topeka Invitational Tournament. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS boys outlast KCW in OT
January 25, 2014
Last week, the Lions watched their lead evaporate in the final minutes before eventually losing in overtime. Against Kansas City (Kan.) Washington on Friday at Topeka High, Lawrence’s seven-point lead disappeared in the final 2:25 of regulation. But the Lions outlasted the Wildcats for an 87-81 overtime victory in the semifinals of the Topeka Invitational Tournament. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS boys push pace in tournament-opening win at Topeka Invitational
January 24, 2014
The undersized Lawrence High boys basketball players had trouble trying to stop Wichita South’s post players on defense Thursday night. The Lions had no problems shooting over and running past the Titans on offense.
Slipping away: LHS boys squander lead, fall to Olathe East
January 18, 2014
With less than a minute to play and Lawrence High leading by three, the Lions had the Olathe East Hawks right where they wanted them in a battle of top-five-ranked Sunflower League boys basketball foes Friday night at LHS. But the heat of the moment turned red into green, and the Lions fell, 63-57, in overtime. By Matt Tait
LHS boys face Olathe East in top-five matchup
January 17, 2014
One of Class 6A’s top boys basketball teams tonight will experience something it hasn’t in more than a month: a loss. Olathe East, led by the tandem of 6-foot-7 brothers Ezra and Josiah Talbert, will bring a 7-1 record and a No. 4 ranking to Lawrence High’s gym at 7 tonight. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS, FSHS boys schedules set
January 16, 2014
Free State High’s boys basketball team will have a tough road ahead in the McPherson Invitational Basketball Tournament next week at McPherson High.