Archive for Saturday, December 17, 2016

SMNW girls basketball surges past SM South; Cougar boys hoops fall to Raiders

Shawnee Mission Northwest sophomore Hannah Black leads a fast break during the Cougars' 51-40 win over SM South, Friday.

Shawnee Mission Northwest sophomore Hannah Black leads a fast break during the Cougars' 51-40 win over SM South, Friday.

December 17, 2016

The Shawnee Mission Northwest girls basketball team shut out SM South in the first quarter of its 51-40 victory over the Raiders on Friday.

The Cougars jumped out to a 16-0 lead after the first quarter, and improved to 5-0 on the season.

The SM Northwest boys squad found itself itself in a hole early, as the Cougars lost to the Raiders, 59-46. The Cougars trailed the Raiders by 11 after the first and second quarters, but cut the deficit to 39-34 at the end of the third.

The Cougars couldn't quite get over the hump, though, and fell to 3-2 going into winter break.

The SM Northwest girls and boys teams will be back in action on Jan. 3 at Olathe South.

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