The Varsity Lions
The Varsity Lions came out against the Manor Mustangs playing solid defense and operating smoothly on offense on Jan. 29. Despite a strong battle early in the game, the Lions fell short and wound up trailing 65-33 at the closing buzzer.
The Lions started strong, battling to a 13-12 lead after the first period by taking care of the ball on offense and rebounding well
on the defensive end. In the second quarter, the Lions continued to play well for the first seven minutes, keeping pace with Manor. In the final minute of the half, three unforced turnovers and a missed lay-up allowed the Mustangs to take the lead at 22-15.
“Our defense kept us in the game during the second quarter while our offense struggled,” Coach Glenn Rotzler said after the game. “This helped us stay in the game.”
Rotzler said the team’s inability to finish shots on the offensive end, coupled with turnovers caused by Manor’s press, put the game out of the Lions’ reach.
Lockhart trailed 46-17 after three quarters of play.
The Lions showed that they still had heart, battling throughout the final quarter. Lockhart played much better on both ends of the court. The Lions finished the game strong scoring 16 points in the final quarter, but fell 65-33 to the Mustangs.
The Lions were led in scoring by Dustin Watkins and Jarell McBride who had ten and eight points respectively. Schon Colorado was the assist leader for the game with three, and Dustin Watkins and Sergio Juarez contributed with 11 and seven rebounds, respectively.
(Courtesy of James Patton)