Senior duo lifts Free State girls to home win over Olathe East

photo by: Carter Gaskins

Free State senior Evy Harrell dribbles the ball past a defender during a game against Shawnee Mission West Friday night at FSHS on Jan. 29, 2021.

The one-two punch of seniors Shannon Clarke and Evy Harrell was all Free State’s girls basketball team needed in its 57-38 home win over Olathe East on Tuesday.

Clarke and Harrell both paced the FSHS offense with 19 points apiece. Clarke scored 12 points in the second half to help Free State close the win out. Harrell did her damage in the first half, scoring 17 points across the first quarters to get things started for the Firebirds.

Free State improves to 4-5 on the year, which includes 2-4 in Sunflower League action. The win came on senior night and was a good way to honor Harrell, Clarke, Mattie Smith, Thayu Kimori, Anna McIntire, Daeci Walker and Robin Todd.

Free State will travel to Olathe South at 7 p.m. Friday.

Olathe East 8 5 10 15 — 38

Free State 16 19 12 10 — 57

Free State (57)

Evy Harrell 19, Shannon Clarke 19, Robin Todd 7, Mattie Smith 4, Thayu Kimori 4, Anna McIntire 3, Kenzie Marcum 1.


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