City hoops roundup: Seabury, LHS pick up late-season wins; Free State falls to SM Northwest at home
Sophomore center Chase Honarvar helped push Bishop Seabury boys basketball past Burlingame 70-54 at home on Monday night, recording a double-double with 12 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks.
Honarvar is currently averaging a double-double per game and has been a key force for Seabury (9-9) inside all season long. He had an 11-block game against Wellsville at home in January, and he blocked seven shots in a home game against Maranatha.
In addition to Honarvar’s performance, freshman guard Jace Hoffman led the Seahawks in scoring on Monday with 20 points and also had four rebounds and an assist. Sophomore guard Jace Smith also entered double figures with 14 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and a steal. Senior guard Enzo Karam finished with 10 points, two rebounds and six assists.
On Tuesday night, Seabury defeated Cair Paravel, 69-63. Up next, the Seahawks will head to Onaga on Thursday for substate.
Zaxton King leads LHS past Shawnee Mission North
Lawrence High junior Zaxton King scored 42 points at Shawnee Mission North on Tuesday as the Lions rolled past the Bison 81-49 for their fourth straight win. Senior Kenton Simmons added 10 points, and senior Jude Harris had eight.
King got LHS (15-4) rolling early with 14 first-quarter points and scored five of his seven total 3s in the first half. The Lions led the Bison 48-35 at the break.
In the second half, the Lions got more 3-point shooting from Harris and fellow senior Cam Johnson. But King kept up his pace, scoring 18 points in the second half — four more than the entire opposing team scored in that time. King did well at the free throw line, hitting 7 of 10 for the game.
LHS will conclude its regular season on Friday at Gardner Edgerton.
LHS girls run past Shawnee Mission North
After a tight first quarter, the Lawrence High girls basketball team picked up the pace to defeat Shawnee Mission North 47-35 on Tuesday night.
Senior Amaya Marshall led LHS (15-4) in scoring with 14 points, knocking down two 3s. Two more 3s came from junior Destiny Savannah, and senior Daphne Bracker-Sturm contributed 10 points down low. Senior Lucy Hardy, junior Azura Clark and sophomore Brynnae Johnson each chipped in five points.
Marshall reached double figures before halftime, and the Lions headed into the second half with a 10-point lead. Their defense held the Bison to just eight third-quarter points, and Hardy and Clark heated up from behind the arc to close out the game.
The team will finish its regular season on Friday at Gardner Edgerton.
Free State girls lose regular-season finale
In its last game of the regular season, the Free State girls basketball team fell 68-17 to Shawnee Mission Northwest at home on Tuesday night.
Addie Fulscher led the Firebirds (0-20) in scoring with six points, and Symira Spencer and Hayden Moore each scored as well in the last regular-season game of their careers. Hadley Lonnberg scored the first basket of the second half for FSHS, and Chloe Clossen tacked on a 3 in the fourth quarter.
The Cougars (10-9), however, overwhelmed Free State from the start. They started on a 13-2 run, and their strong first half was more than enough to carry them to victory.
Free State will now await its postseason assignment, which will be announced later this week.
Free State boys fall to Shawnee Mission Northwest
After a second-half comeback effort and two overtimes, the Free State boys basketball team fell 73-66 at home against Shawnee Mission Northwest on Tuesday night.
Both teams started slowly on offense and struggled to make shots from the field, but the Cougars (12-7) scored several late baskets to take a 17-10 lead over the Firebirds (11-8) after the opening quarter.
At the half, the Cougars led 30-20. But then the Firebirds clawed their way back. They held the Cougars to eight points in the third quarter, and Jailen Thompson and Wesley Edison scored 16 points of their own, cutting the deficit to just two at 38-36 by the start of the fourth quarter.
Neither team was able to break away in the fourth. Toward the end of regulation, Free State led 49-47 after clutch baskets by Thompson and Dash Johnson. But the Cougars made a solid drive to the basket moments later to tie the game at 49-all and force overtime.
It took two extra periods to decide the winner. The Cougars managed to pull off a 12-5 run in the second overtime to come out on top.
Up next, the Firebirds will host Mill Valley at 7 p.m. Friday in their regular-season finale.