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