FRONTENAC — The Frontenac High School basketball teams came away with a pair of Kansas 4A DII sub-state championships of Saturday, as the Lady Raiders knocked off the defending state champs in Girard 73-59 followed by a 46-44 victory for the boys’ team over the Trojans.
Frontenac’s defense played a big role in the win, frustrating the GHS offense while increasing the lead to 14 points late in the fourth.
“I think it all came down to determination,” FHS head coach Martha Harper said. “It was the last game on our home court for the seniors, so our underclassmen really worked to make this win happen.”
The Lady Raiders received a strong outing from Kamra Fields and Madi Davis, who posted a team-high 19 points apiece in the win.
Taylor Peterson also had a big hand in the win, scoring 15 points of her own.
The Frontenac boys’ team followed it up with a 46-44 over Girard to earn a spot in the state tournament.
“It was a back-and-forth game against Girard and it was really hard to overcome their early lead,” FHS head coach Ryan Varsolona said. “We executed well, played great defense and crashed the boards. It was a great game.”