FSHS boys basketball nets 3rd place at Hays City Shootout

Free State’s boys basketball team came home with some hardware in its first tournament of the 2019-20 campaign.

The Firebirds pushed past Hays High School for a 46-31 win Saturday in the third-place game of the Hays City Shootout. Free State came away with two wins and one loss in the three-game tournament, though its lone defeat was a 51-49 loss to Manhattan High.

In the win over Hays, a pair of players scored in double figures for FSHS. Ethan Lincoln tallied a team-high 12 points, which came off four 3-pointers. Olin Yoder finished with 10 points, connecting on a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter. DK Middleton recorded all 7 of his points in the first half.

Free State (2-1, No. 4 in Class 6A) will travel to Shawnee Mission Northwest on Dec. 20.

Free State (46)

Mozae Downing 4, Ethan Lincoln 12, Wyatt Durland 3, DK Middleton 7, Tate Fanshier 2, Andrew Piper 1, Dash Hawkins 4, Olin Yoder 10, Jailen Thompson 3.


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