East edges Northwest girls
The Shawnee Mission Northwest girls basketball team narrowly missed out on a victory against one of the Sunflower League’s powers in a 60-51 loss to Shawnee Mission East Tuesday night at SMNW.
The Cougars were in control early, and after a strong first quarter they held a 16-11 lead. East stormed back in the second quarter and nudged ahead, 29-26, at intermission.
The Cougars continued to keep things close during the third quarter, but the Lancers heated up for a 20-point fourth quarter and pulled away late.
Katie Biggers led SMNW with 15 points, Emily Peterson scored 11 and Jessica Johnson added 10.
The Cougars (1-4) next play at 5:30 p.m. Friday at home against Shawnee Mission West.