Pregame Report: Lions take on SM North at 8:15 tonight


Joseph Anderson

Pushing through a Shawnee Mission Northwest player, junior Anthony Harvey makes his way to the basket during the March 4 substate game. The Lions won 79-45.

By Zia Kelly

WICHITA  The No. 2 ranked Lions take on Shawnee Mission North (6) at 8:15 at Koch Arena in Wichita for the semifinal round of 6A state basketball.

The team is coming off of a 64-46 win against Wichita South (7) on Wednesday. Top scorers included Justin Roberts with 24 points and Anthony Bonner with 19. The team is now 22-1.

The Lions had a 19-1 regular-season record, earning them the No. 2 spot on the Kansas Performance Index 6A ranking as well as the Kansas High School Activities Association (KHSAA) rankings, just behind Wichita East (1), who plays Olathe East (4) at 4:45 today.

If the Lions overtake the Indians in tonight’s game they will move on to finals at 6:30 tomorrow against the winner of the Wichita East-Olathe East game.

The Budget will be live tweeting the game tonight. Follow @lhsbudget.