Lady Lions come up just short in sub-state championship

By William Yanek, Online Co-Editor


On Friday, despite a valiant late comeback in the fourth quarter, the Lions’ girls basketball team fell 47-53 in the sub-state championship game against Olathe South.

The Lions lead most of the first two quarters, however the Falcons began to make a run at the end of the first half, and by the end of the third quarter the Falcons surged to a 12 point lead.

LHS cut into the Falcon’s lead halfway through the fourth quarter by forcing turnovers defensively, having guards like senior Talima Harjo driving hard to the basket and working the ball inside to junior Chisom Ajekwu. Harjo would finish 10 points, and Ajekwu with 13.

However, it was was too little too late for the Lions. While Olathe South continued to execute inside and at the free throw line, the ball simply did not bounce the Lions way when they most needed it.

This was the last game for seniors E’Lease Stafford, Asia Goodwin, Tyrin Cosey, and Talima Harjo. While this game was a disappointing loss for sure, the Lions still recorded an impressive 17-5 record and advanced to the sub-state championship for the fourth straight time.