Archive for Thursday, January 6, 2011

East edges Northwest girls

January 6, 2011

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.


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