FRONTENAC — Both the Girard and Frontenac High School girls' basketball teams came away with victories on in the first round of the Kansas 5A sub-state tournament on Thursday, with the Lady Trojans winning 64-19 and the Lady Raiders 67-63.
Everything working for Lady Trojans in win over Buffaloes
The Girard girls’ team was lifted to a 64-19 over Prarie View in game one of the night by 30 points from Sydnee Crain.
It was all Lady Trojans right from the opening tip, as they quickly jumped out to an early double-digit lead en route to the win.
“This is our fourth game in rows that we’ve come out and looked really good early,” GHS head coach Brad Herlocker said. “I feel like we’re starting to become the team that I knew we could be all season long.”
Momentum continues to favor the Lady Trojans, as they gain confidence with each win.
“We couldn’t have made it this far without playing the strong local teams that we play throughout the season,” Crain said. “I also think we couldn’t have had this victory without our great coaches.”
Free throws big for Raiders in win over Iola
Free throws in the final seconds of the contest ended up being the difference in the 67-63 win for Frontenac over Iola in game two of the night.
Following 11 lead changes throughout the contest, the Raiders pulled away in the closing seconds by staying true at the line.
“We just need to continue working hard on defense,” FHS head coach Martha Harper said. “Tonight, we gave up too many rebound and shots in the paint, so tomorrow in practice we’ll be working on rebounding and pushing people back.”