The Lawrence High Lady Lion Basketball Team had alot to celebrate at their recent end of the season banquet and over a 100 family and friends helped them do just that!
The Lady Lions had their first winning record since 2008. The most Sunflower League wins since 2008. They earned the right to host a substate game for the first time in 8 years and won that game which led to Lawrence High advancing to the substate championship game in back to back seasons for the first time since 2007-2009.
But more importantly than all of that are the Lady Lions players and coaches and family especially our beloved seniors: Alex Boyd, Emma Bentzinger, Gracie Reinsch and Amber Flummerfelt.
All four had tremendous and excellent senior speeches thanking their families, friends, teammates and coaches.
The Lady Lion also honored their amazing managers: Makenna Norcross, Christina Wilks , Kenton Felmlee, Alex Haynes and Joe Slaugh- All Varsity Letter Winners and a huge help through out the season.
The Lawrence High Freshman and Sophomore Teams were recognized as they won 11 games which was a one game improvement over last season and they were coached by the excellent Laura Koster and David Platt.
The Freshman and Sophomore Lady Lions are: Krissy Howard, Victoria Droge, AJ Holder, Megan Wisbey, Tiara Bolin, Shyanne Buckley, Rylee Harris, Kedra Green, Jordyn Garcia, Miracle Hunter, Mackenzie Stevens, Sanders Barbee, Destiny, Duffett, Sina Stanford and Shay Chickaway.
The JV Lady Lions had their first winning record in many years with a 11-6 finish led by Coaches Katie Biggers and Elissa Ojeda.
The JV Lady Lions are: Anna DeWitt, Kaitlen White, Megan Nation, Evann Seratte, Carmen Windholz, Emma Howard, Tyrin Cosey, Sammy Williams, Asia Goodwin, Talima Harjo, Angelina Harjo, Leslie Ostronic and Madison McKinney.
The varsity Lawrence High squad went 12-10 with an extremely tough schedule with 6 of their 10 losses coming vs State tournament teams and three others coming from teams that made their substate championship games and finished in the top 16 in the state just like the Lady Lions did!
Varsity Letter Winners for Lawrence High are: Hannah Stewart, Chisom Ajekwu, Leslie Ostronic, Sammy Williams, Asia Goodwin, Talima Harjo, E'Lease Stafford, Skylar Drum, Olivia Lemus, Amber Flummerfelt, Alexis Boyd, Emma Bentzinger and Gracie Reinsch.
Then it was time for the Lawrence High Lady Lion Team Awards
LHS LADY LION TEAM AWARDS 2015-2016
LADY LION “MOM” OF THE YEAR AWARD
Kim Barbee, Jennifer Lemus and Kari Bentzinger
LHS LADY LION GRANDPARENTS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Grandma Carolyn and Grandpa Frank
LADY LION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LADY LION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Skylar Drum and Chisom Ajekwu
LADY LION REBOUNDING AWARD
LADY LION NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Hannah Stewart and Chisom Ajekwu
LADY LION TEAMMATE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Emma Bentzinger and Gracie Reinsch
LADY LION INTENSITY AWARD
Skylar Drum and Talima Harjo
LADY LION MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LADY LION LEADERSHIP AWARD
LHS LADY LION OF THE YEAR-This award goes to the player who best exemplifies all of the qualities of being a Lawrence High Lady Lion: Hard work, Toughness, Heart, Passion and Compassion, Dedication and Work Ethic.
E’lease Stafford and Olivia Lemus
Then it was time for cake and our highlight video and plenty of pictures and hugs. It was a wonderful night organized by Kari Bentzinger and Jennifer Lemus who both did such an amazing job throughout the season for the entire program!