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Girls Varsity Basketball · Girls Basketball Off to a Hot Start

The Lady Lions are off to a really hot start this year on the court led by a high power offense and stifling defense.

“We still have some things to work on,” junior Taylor Lang said. “But everyone is working hard.”

The Lady Lions have a spotless 2-0 record and have outscored opponents 105-67 in their first two games.

In their first game of the year the Lady Lions beat the Bonner Springs Braves 55-29 to open their season at home.

“The first win was really good,” sophomore Samantha Moburg said. “Bonner is always a good team.”

In their most recent game, the Lady Lions beat the Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds for the first time since 2009, by a score of 50-38.

“Shawnee Heights is really tough,” Moburg said. “They’re a tough team, but we just played really good.”

The offense for the Lady Lions has averaged 52.5 PPG, led by juniors Gerenda Smith (15 PPG) and Taylor Lang (9.5 PPG, 8 APG) and senior Megan Ernzen (6.5 PPG).

“The offense is pretty solid for the most part.” Lang said. “We are good about creating shots for our teammates.”

The defense for the Lady Lions has given up an average 33.5 PPG, led by Taylor Lang (5 SPG, 5 RPG), Gerenda Smith (3.5 SPG, 12 RPG) and Regan Gatson (4 SPG, 6 RPG).

“Our defense has always been our strong point but this year everyone has really stepped up with their help defense.” Lang said. “Everyone contributes and works really hard to be in the right spot.”

The Lady Lions next game is Friday, December 8 at Topeka Seaman High School.

”The game against Seaman should go really good,” junior Kennedy Farris said. “We’re really focusing on keeping them from scoring in the paint.”