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Basketball Milestone and Recognition

Senior basketball player scores 1000 career points, selected as Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week

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Senior Brooke Lansford is presented with the HyVee Athlete of the Week on Feb. 27.

Senior Brooke Lansford is presented with the HyVee Athlete of the Week on Feb. 27.

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Diane Kershaw

Senior Brooke Lansford is presented with the HyVee Athlete of the Week on Feb. 27.

Kevin Glenn, Reporter

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Just three years ago the girls basketball team was winless. Fast-forward to 2018 and the Jaguars were 8-8 headed into Sub-state with wins over Blue Valley opponents and a selection as Hy-Vee Team of the Week for Week 10. The program’s comeback was impacted by a group of seniors who played together on varsity since freshman year.

Seniors Brooke Lansford, Mady Fancher, Lauren Flowers and Maia Wilson endured losses, coaching changes and injury during their 4-year-tenure leading the Jaguars. Wilson nabbed the rebound record, with 24, as a freshman, while Lansford’s achievement took four years to accumulate.

Lansford scored more than 1000 points during her high school career. Her achievement is a milestone for any player but is even more impressive considering the team’s challenges her first two years. 

“It was great to get a lot done this year that we haven’t before,” Lansford said. “We got some huge wins and had the best record that we’ve had in a long time which was a ton of fun.”

CBS affiliate, KCMO, sent a film crew to BV West, Tuesday, Feb. 27 to film Lansford being named Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week. 

Unfortunately, the Jaguars lost to the Olathe South Falcons in Sub-state 33-42 on Feb. 27.

Watch the Hy-Vee Team of the Week video that aired on Channel 5:  (http://www.kctv5.com/category/210172/hy-vee-high-school-sports )

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Senior Brooke Lansford plays against Mill Valley on Nov. 30. Lansford served as team captain and scored more than 1000 points over her 4-year varsity career.

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