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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Lansing prepares for Piper after rolling past Turner

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  • The Lansing High School basketball teams swept the season series against Turner after the girls won 71-13 and the boys came away with a 71-35 victory Tuesday at home.
    It was the final time seniors Mikayla Zielinski, Jasmine Meyer and Madison Bosworth would play at home.
    "It was awesome," Zielinski said. "I'm going to miss it. It's going to be sad because I've been playing on this court for three years."
    Meyer said it was heart-wrenching and Bosworth agreed it was a bitter-sweet victory.
    Zielinski led all scorers with 21 points, while Meyer and Bosworth scored nine and eight, respectively.
    "I was proud of our girls because I thought they did a good job hitting their shots on the outside against the zone," LHS head coach Christine Robinson said.
    The game began with a long-range shot from junior Emily Babcock. Bosworth knocked in two jump shots in the first quarter and Zielinski made a long jumper to help LHS build a 19-2 lead after the first quarter.
    Babcock finished the game with 13 points.
    A pair of 3-pointers highlighted a 19-point second quarter. Sophomore Madelyn Moya and Zielinski each hit one from the right corner.
    Meyer provided a post-presence and finished off an old-fashion three-point play early in the fourth quarter.
    All nine Lady Lions scored during the game. Freshman Maya Cooper scored six, while Moya, freshman Destini Mathis, and juniors Carly Bohannon and Kija Cammock combined for 14 points.
    The Lady Lions will play at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Kaw Valley League leading Piper, who beat LHS 39-31 earlier in the season.
    "They'll be ready for us and we'll be ready for them and it will be a battle," Robinson said.
    Bosworth said Tuesday's win will help them heading into Thursday.
    "I think it's good to get our confidence up a little bit before we play a team like Piper," she said.
    Lions continue winning streak
    The Lansing Lions are 19-0 after Tuesday's win. Nine players scored for them as well. Senior Khalil Bailey had a few highlight moments, including two dunks, on his way to a team-leading 15 points.
    Senior Zach Jackson found his stroke from outside and knocked down three 3-pointers on the way to 12 points. Senior Joe Lendway led the way inside with 10 points and six rebounds.
    Bailey got the highlights started early with a steal and layup followed by a dunk in a 20-second span in the first quarter.
    He put in a reverse layup early in the second quarter and slammed home his second dunk in the third quarter.
    Senior Joe Schneider sat out because of an illness, so senior Ryan Carlson got his second start of the season.
    Page 2 of 2 - "Just playing my role," Carlson said. "It's not really a big deal. Just getting in and doing what I do and helping out the team."
    He scored eight points for LHS.
    "A solid outing for him," LHS head coach Rod Briggs said. "He's a guy who's just a really intelligent player and understands the scouting report. He's a guy you can alway put into games and he's not going to hurt you."
    Late in the game, sophomore Sam Lorenzen came off the bench and provided three 3-pointers.
    He hit one from the right wing with 22 seconds left in the third quarter to put LHS up 61-23 heading into the final period.
    He scored the final six points for the Lions by hitting a long-range shot from the right corner with two minutes left and one from the left wing 40 seconds later.
    LHS closes out the regular season at 7:15 Thursday at Piper, who led LHS by six at halftime during last month's meeting, but the Lions came away with an 84-73 win.
    "They are just a lot more athletic than this team (Turner) was," Carlson said. "We are going to have to be able to run sets instead of transition. We are going to have to execute."­­

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