Free State boys basketball defeats Grandview in overtime

photo by: Chance Parker

Free State senior guard Kris Daniels looks for a lane to the basket against Gardner Edgerton. Free State defeated Gardner Edgerton 71-38 Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.

Free State’s boys basketball earned its second win in as many days to begin the 2021 portion of its schedule.

Despite playing in the second game of a back-to-back, the Firebirds had enough juice to pull out a 52-50 overtime victory over Grandview on Saturday evening at Grandview. Free State (No. 9 in Class 6A) improved to 3-1 on the year with its latest victory.

Kris Daniels led the way with 14 points for the Firebirds in the win. He drilled four 3-pointers, all of which came in the first half. Andrew Piper finished with 13 points, which included seven points in the final period.

Jailen Thompson and Cooper Jackson both ended up with double figures as well. Thompson tallied 11 points, while Jackson registered 10 points.

Free State will play Olathe North on Tuesday.

Free State 15 11 13 8 OT 5 — 52

Grandview 10 11 15 11 OT 3 — 50

Free State (52)

Kris Daniels 14, Mozae Downing 2, Dash Hawkins 2, Jailen Thompson 11, Andrew Piper 13, Cooper Jackson 10.


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