LHS girls find their roots to claim 51-47 win over St. Teresa’s Academy

photo by: Carter Gaskins

Lawrence High senior Hannah Stewart (1) races past Topeka High's Lilly Smith (5) on a loose ball early in the third quarter Friday night at LHS.

An experienced Lawrence High girls basketball team bounced back after losing the opening round of the Truman tournament.

One night after losing to Liberty, LHS responded by claiming a 51-47 victory over St. Teresa’s Academy. The Lions took a 16-15 advantage after the opening period, increasing their lead to 27-20 by the intermission.

Chisom Ajekwu, who was nominated for the 2019 McDonald’s All American Games, led the way with 24 points. Sammy Williams and Hannah Stewart each added 11 points. Evann Serratte and Paiden Bell provided stellar defense for LHS.

“We got back to playing Lady Lion basketball tonight,” Lawrence head coach Jeff Dickson said. “We played together and played with so much more energy.”

Lawrence will compete in the fifth-place match at 4 p.m. Friday at Truman High School.

Lawrence (51)

Hanna Stewart 11, Ella Stewart 3, Sammy Williams 11, Sophie DeWitt 1, Evann Serratte 1, Chisom Ajekwu 24.

St. Teresa (47)

Kanten 8, Baldwin 3, Harrington 1, Slattery 6, Farkas 15, Gentry 9, Spinni 5.

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