Lions J.V. compete against Lake Travis

The Lockhart Lions’ junior varsity basketball team took on a much taller Lake Travis Cavalier team on Friday, Dec. 16.
After one period of play Lake Travis jumped out to a 24-13 lead. Both Clayton Parker and Jeremiah Johnson each scored four points a piece for the Lions.
During the second period the Lions outscored Lake Travis 12-10 to go into halftime trailing 34-25. Ryan Carrcasco scored six points during the second period to cut into Lake Travis’ lead.
The third period stayed close as Johnothan Gonzales led the Lions in scoring with seven points. At the end of the third quarter, Lake Travis still led 47-34.
The fourth period belonged to Lake Travis as they scored 24 points to win the contest 71-47.
Leading scorers for the Lions were Johnothan Gonzales with 12 points, Clayton Parker with 10 points, and Ryan Carrcasco with eight points.
The Lockhart Lions’ junior varsity basketball team traveled to Cedar Park to take on the Vista Ridge Rangers to open district play on Monday, Dec. 19.
The first period set the tone of the game as both teams played good basketball. The Rangers held a lead of 14-12. Jeremiah Johnson led the Lions with scoring with five points in the first.
Johnothan Gonzales paved the way during the second period scoring nine points to help give the Lions a 32-24 lead.
The Lions came out of halftime cold and the Rangers were hot as they would reclaim the lead going into fourth, 41-38.
The fourth period would be one to remember for the Lions as they held a 2-point lead with 20 seconds. The Rangers were shooting a two shot foul. The Rangers missed the first one and the Lions took a time-out to talk it over.
“Get the rebound and win the game,” Coach Mark Brown said.
Both teams were in double bonus, so the odds favored the Lions. However, the ball ended up in the Rangers hands and they hit the big bucket to tie the game.
With time remaining the Lions still had a chance. But things seemed to go the Rangers way. The game ended tied after four periods of play.
In overtime the Rangers scored four quick points, which the Lions couldn’t answer to, and the game ended with the Rangers winning 63-56.
“Overall I’m very proud of these young Lions as they fought to end on the road,” Coach Brown said. “Also these players played man to man the entire game with some half court and full court traps.”
Scoring for the Lions were Johnothan Gonzales with 22 points, Jeremiah Johnson with 11 points, Ryan Carrcasco with 10 points, Joseph Turner with five points, Anthony Tovar with four points, and Jimmy Mendez with three points.
(Courtesy of Mark Brown)

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