Free State boys 71, Leavenworth 52
After Garrett Luinstra’s first three-pointer of the night fell through the hoop early in the first quarter, the Firebirds offense never lost its rhythm the rest of the way.
Luinstra’s three was one of 11 made by Free State in its 71-52 win over Leavenworth on Tuesday at FSHS.
The three-point shot also helped Free Stack attack Leavenworth’s defense, which played in a 2-3 zone for most of the game. The Firebirds scored 24 points in the first quarter and took commanding 42-23 lead into halftime.
“I liked the way we moved the ball, shared the ball, and, for the most part, (we had) good shot selection against the zone,” said Free State boys’ basketball coach Sam Stroh.
Luinstra, who scored a game-high 22 points and was 6 of 8 from 3, did most of his damage from three-point range in the third quarter. He made three 3s in the quarter, which would turn out to be his final quarter of the game.