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LJHS Lions sent Dahlstrom packing with defeat

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8th-A
The Lockhart Lions’ 8th grade “A” basketball team hosted Dahlstrom on Thursday, Jan. 27, snagging a 49-30 victory.
The Lions started the game by controlling the lead and keeping Dahlstrom scoreless in the first quarter.
Lockhart’s defense was led by A.J. Maderal, Cameron Peters, Jason Sanders, Adam Renteria, Rafael Regalado and Jacob Castillo

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Offensively, the Lions used their outside shooter, Johnny Juarez, to advance their lead by scoring 11 out of the 21 second-quarter points. Lockhart ended the first half with a 21-9 lead.
Lockhart started the third quarter off slow by giving up 12 points to Dahlstrom. However, they turned the game around in the last quarter, scoring 17 points and only allowing Dahlstrom to score nine points.
The Lions totaled seven three-pointers in their victory against Dahlstom.
Scoring for the Lions was Juarez with 21 points, Sanders with nine points, Christian Estrada with four points, Regalado with four points, Castillo with four points, Renteria with three points and E.J. Fleming with three points.
The Lions will travel to Barton for a 6:30 match up on Thursday, Feb. 3.

8th-B
The Lockhart Lions’ 8th grade “B” team came out ready to play against Dahlstrom Thursday, Jan. 27.
The Lions moved the ball around and played suffocating defense. Halftime came around and the score was 24-12 in Lockhart’s favor.
“I’m not sure exactly why we couldn’t keep the momentum going in the second half, but Dahlstrom turned it into a close game by the fourth quarter,” said Coach Harold Abayan. “At the end, we prevailed with a score of 35-32. One thing would have probably helped was to stop our full court press and prevent some of their quick and easy baskets. Free throw shooting helped out with our guys going 8-13 while they shot 3-10. I hope our team can play a great game throughout against Barton. We lost a close game against them in our first meeting so hopefully this Thursday’s result is in our favor.”
Zack De La Rosa led the team with 8 pts, while Marcus Gonzales, Zach Leija, and T.J. Terrazas scored five points each and Max Lindstrom scored four points.
“The most notable offensive highlight might be the fact that nine out of the 12 players on the team scored,” Coach Abayan.

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