Lady Blazer girls basketball recap

GEHS vs. SM South This past Jan. 10 the Lady Blazers put their 4-2 record on the line against the second ranked team in the state and undefeated Shawnee Mission South. It was the first home game for the Lady Blazers in almost a month as they tipped off in front of an eager crowd. The Lady Blazers jumped out to a 12-2 in Q1 after a Landri Schaffer 3 pointer. Unfortunately, it was followed by a 18-6 run by South to take a 2018 lead into half. The lead never got bigger than 6 though as the Lady Blazers scratched and clawed to stay in it. The Lady Blazers were sparked by 9 points and 2/3 shooting from deep by junior forward Payton Hofer which was a team high. The Lady Blazers took the lead twice in the Q4 but just couldn’t hang on as South won a nail biter, 38-35, dropping the Lady Blazers overall record to 4-3.

JV vs SMS The JV Lady Blazers won their fifth game of the season in convincing fashion as they beat the girls of Shawnee Mission South, 46-22 Jan. 10. The Lady Blazers were led by junior guard Allie Jennings who poured in 15 points and hit 3 three pointers. Freshman Addisen Ratley added 7 as well. The Lady Blazers jumped out to a 6-2 lead after Q1 and settled into a 18-4 halftime cushion. They extended the lead in the third quarter on consistent scoring in the paint to take a 3010 lead into the 4th quarter, eventually winning 46-22 and pushing their win/loss record on the season to 5-2.

SMS The C-Team girls keep on rolling last week with a win against SMS. The game was not much of a fight for our players, as they held SMS to zero points until the third quarter when they were able to score one point. Our defense is really starting to come together well. Offensively, we were able to score frequently throughout the game with most of the girls contributing to the total tally. Leading scorer was Makayla Cox with 9, Hayden Meats had 5 steals to lead the team, and top rebounder was Hallie Moodaley with 5. Final score was 38-7. Current record is 6-1. GEHS vs. SM West This past Friday the 13th the Lady Blazers tried to avoid their first losing streak of the season as they faced off against the highly touted and Kansas Jayhawk commit, S’mya Nichols and the Shawnee Mission West Lady Vikings. The Lady Blazers knew they were in for a tough battle and that the margin for error was small in order to come away with a much-needed victory. The Lady Blazers jumped out to a 10-9 lead in front of the largest crowd of the season. In a back-and-forth game that kept everyone on the edge of their seat, the Lady Blazers trailed at halftime 19-17 and had held S’mya to 5 points at the break. The back-and-forth battle continued in the Q3 as the Lady Blazers traded baskets with the Lady Vikings and lead for most of the 3rd. Unfortunately, foul trouble and some unfortunate breaks lead the Lady Vikings on a 15-6 run to end the game, winning 42-33 and sending the Lady Blazers to their second straight loss. The loss came just days after losing a close one with #2 ranked Shawnee Mission South and drops the Lady Blazers to a 4-4 record. After being held to a season low of 2 points versus South, earlier in the week, junior guard Aaliyah Moss poured in 10 points. Not to be out down, freshman Landri Schaffer had a team high 16 points and 3 steals. The Lady Blazers have some time off and are back in action in El Dorado, KS Jan. 2628 when they compete in a mid-season tournament at El Dorado High School.

GEHS JV vs SMWest The JV Lady Blazers made a home appearance versus Shawnee Mission West Lady Vikings on Friday, Jan. 13. A slow start to the game followed by a few turnovers resulted in a onepoint lead, 19-18, by the Lady Blazers going into halftime. Vast improvement in energy level and execution helped the ladies close the gap resulting in a 52-42 victory. Lead scorers for the Lady Blazers was Gabi Blazic contributing 12 points followed by both Addisen Ratley and Allie Jennings with 8 points each. This success helps move the JV Lady Blazers to a 6-2 record.

SMW On Jan. 13 the C-Team Lady Blazers played against SMW and made short work of the game. The players demonstrated great team defense and only allowed SMW to score 7 points. Hayden Meats earned a double-double with 21 points and 10 steals. Anna Conroy was our second leading scorer with 15 points. The final score was 56-7. Current record is 7-1.