Archive for Monday, January 30, 2012

Basehor-Linwood girls play host to Tonganoxie Tuesday as team improves KVL mark

January 30, 2012, 11:34 a.m.

Updated: January 30, 2012, 11:39 a.m.

The Basehor-Linwood girls basketball team evened its league record with a 60-43 victory against Lansing on Friday.

Junior Jamie Johnson led the way with 29 points, including a 14-of-17 mark from the free-throw line. Johnson was on the mark when it mattered, shooting 9-of-12 from the foul-line in the fourth quarter.

The game began as a dead heat, tied 9-9 after the first eight minutes, but the Bobcats pulled away with a 16-8 second quarter to carry an eight-point lead into halftime. It would be a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Johnson nailed a trio of three-point shots during the Bobcats’ 18-point third quarter.

The win improved the Bobcats to 5-6 overall and evened their Kaw Valley League record at 3-3.

Senior Bailey Hooker contributed nine points, while senior Cara McCarty added seven. Sophomore Victoria Smith scored six points before halftime.

The Bobcats return to play at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the opener of a girls-boys doubleheader against Tonganoxie (8-4, 3-3). A victory against Tonganoxie, and a Piper loss to Bonner Springs that same night would move the girls to third place in the KVL standings with six league games left to play in February.

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