Kaw Valley hoops start tonight
Lansing girls tip at 6 p.m., boys at 7:30 at Basehor
Basehor The Lansing High girls' and boys' basketball teams open Kaw Valley League play tonight at Basehor-Linwood High School.
The girls' game starts at 6 p.m. The boys' tip-off with be at 7:30 p.m.
Scouting the Basehor Bobcats
The Basehor girls bring a 2-2 record into tonight's contest and are coming off a 46-45 victory over Mill Valley on Friday night. The Bobcats' other victory was a 52-39 win against Pleasant Ridge. Their two losses are to Pembroke Hill, 79-26, and Sumner Academy, 40-29.
The Basehor boys enter tonight's game on a two-game losing skid and have a 1-2 record. They won their season-opener against Pleasant Ridge, 69-29, on Dec. 3, but struggled in their last two outings as they lost to Immaculata, 60-55, and Mill Valley, 68-44.
Scouting the Lansing Lions
The Lansing High girls enter tonight's game with a 1-2 mark, but they are coming off a solid 60-39 victory over Atchison where junior forward Amanda Radovich led the Lions with 13 points. Radovich will be Lansing's go-to player, but the Lions also will look for production inside from senior forward Emily Goodlin and perimeter sharp-shooter Rachel Darrow. Seniors Monique Richardson and Kendra Sickinger round out the starting lineup.
The Lansing High boys won their season-opener last Thursday against Harrisonville but have since dropped two straight. Depth has been a factor because the Lions primarily use a six-man rotation. Shooting hasn't been a plus either, as LHS is shooting just 34-percent from the field through its first three games. The Lions will need more inside production from juniors Jeff Slater and David Kern if they're going to beat Basehor, but they'll also need guards Matt Warner, Cody Mohan and Chris Wagner to start knocking down their outside shots with better consistency.