FRONTENAC — The Frontenac High School boys’ basketball team settled for fourth place inthe Kansas Army National Guard Invitational after losing 78-69 against Webb City on Saturday, while the girls’ team took sixth following a 51-38 loss to Blue Springs.
LADY RAIDERS WIN, BOYS LOSE ON FRIDAY
The Frontenac girls’ team earned a spot in consolation championship game with a 69-37 win over Turner on Friday.
Frontenac overcame a slow start to tie the score at the end of the first quarter before starting the second with a 16-0 run.
The run included points from Karma Fields, Madi Davis, Bria Ginavan and Taylor Peterson.
The Lady Raiders held the Grizzlies to two points in the second quarter en route to the big win.
“I felt like we had control of the ball,” FHS head coach Martha Harper said. “We played really well as a team. Our defense lead to easy offense and I thought that was really important.”
Fields finished as the team leader in points with 22, while her teammates Peterson and Davis posted 18 and 15 points respectively.
In the boys’ game on Friday, Frontenac lost 52-28 against Pacific in the semi-finals.
The Raiders found it rough sailing against Pacific, as they were held to three points in the first quarter and couldn’t match the Indians’ prolific shooting performance.
“They were a tough team,” FHS head coach Ryan Varsolona said. “I thought we were able to play right with them the last three quarters, but it’s hard when a team is shooting 80% from the 3-point line in the first half. They are a really good team.”
Frontenac will host Galena at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.