FSHS girls basketball falls at home against Shawnee Mission South

photo by: Carter Gaskins

Free State senior Daeci Walker (11) shoots a runner jumper during a game against Gardner Edgerton Friday night at FSHS on Jan. 8, 2021.

Free State’s girls basketball team suffered a 51-33 loss to Shawnee Mission South on Saturday at FSHS.

A stagnant first half doomed the Firebirds, who fell to 2-4. Free State managed a combined 12 points over the first two quarters, while Shawnee Mission South leaped out to a 19-6 advantage after the opening period. The Raiders led by 14 at the break, and cruised from that point on.

Daeci Walker, who finished with a team-high 11 points in the loss, got things going in the third quarter. She scored eight of Free State’s 14 points in the third period, but it ultimately wasn’t enough to make things interesting down the stretch.

Free State will be back in action for a tournament at home next week, as it will play three games in as many days. FSHS will host Topeka West at 7 p.m. Thursday. Free State will then play against Shawnee Mission West on Friday and face Blue Valley Southwest on Saturday.

SM South 19 7 18 7 — 51

Free State 6 6 14 7 — 33

Free State (33)

Evy Harrell 6, Shannon Clarke 7, Robin Todd 5, Daeci Walker 11, Anna McIntire 4.


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