FSHS girls drop 40-36 decision to Liberty

photo by: Carter Gaskins

Free State sophomore Shannon Clarke (3) goes up for the layup over Blue Valley West Kate Bandre (43) Thursday night at FSHS.

The Free State girls dropped its home matchup with Liberty (Mo.) to fall to 1-1 on the season.

Tied after one quarter, the Firebirds overcame a five point halftime deficit in the third quarter to tie the game, but allowed Liberty to pull away to win by a 40-36 margin. Shannon Clarke, Sam Lawrence and Haley Hippe paced in scoring to net more than half the Firebirds points. Failing to capitalize from the line, Free State shot 2-of-10.

Free State (1-1) faces Blue Valley Southwest in the Olathe East tournament Thursday.

Liberty (40)

Olivia Nelson 8, Mary Mason 14, Riley Davies 1, Jillian Fleming 7, Aryonna Straws 10. Free throws 12-19.

Free State (36)

Evy Harrell 2, Shannon Clarke 11, Sam Lawrence 8, Ck Kesten 7, Haley Hippe 8. Free throws 2-10.

Liberty 10 8 11 11 – 40

Free State 10 3 16 7 – 36


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