Kansas High School Basketball - Lawrence Free State thwarted by HeightsJanuary 20, 2011: Lawrence, KS 66049
The Lawrence Free State Firebirds basketball team (Lawrence, KS), dropped 78-59 in Thursday's non-league battle with the visiting Heights Falcons (Wichita, KS)
The Falcons now possess a 9-0 record. They play next when they travel to Maize for a non-league battle on Friday, January 21. Heights will meet a Eagles team coming off a 59-49 non-league win over East (Shawnee Mission, KS). The Eagles record now stands at 8-2.
The Firebirds (5-4) will now prepare for their battle against East (Shawnee Mission, KS). The Lancers come into the non-league battle with a 4-6 record.
#1 Heights recieved a test from Free State in the first quarter. Free State led 11-8 at the end of one.
The falcons gained the lead in the 2nd behind the leadership of Evan Wessel and Perry Ellis. Heights led 31-28 at half.
Ellis and Wessel stayed hot in the third. Wessel had 10 points and Ellis had 8. Heights led 55-49.
The Falcons earned their 28th straight victory 78-59. 5 players finished in double figures for the Falcons. Wessel finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Ellis had 21 points and 7 rebounds. Terrece Moore had 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals. E.J. Dobbinns had 10 points and 5 assists. Dreamius Smith had 10 points and 8 rebounds.