Blazers fight Lansing, twice victorious
Coach Farron Evans
The Blazers took the floor last week against Lansing and came away with two exciting victories.
The JV started out slow and Lansing was shooting the ball well. The Blazers trailed 20-33 at the half. After a huge comeback in the second half, the team had their second buzzer-beater. This time Cooper Williams, freshman, let one go from deep to win the game! Awesome shot and a great effort to mount the comeback.
You get to play referee – Does the shot count? Either way, Coach Dieckgrafe sells the shot, and Jaden Rohr, manager, again on the call.
The varsity built off that momentum and played a great game vs. the tenth-ranked team in 5A. The Blazers were down 20-24 at the half and then got down 10 after a Lansing run. They battled back and closed the gap to end up tied at the end of regulation 48-48. The Blazers closed the game out in dominating fashion. Shooting 17-17 from the free-throw line overall to win 59-52 in OT.
The Blazers were lead by Jake McClure, junior, with 23 points and Kellen Kueser, senior, with 12 points. Varsity Highlights:
Girls b-ball team 2-0
Coach Amy Stubblefield
The girls basketball team was 2-0 this week beating KC East on Monday and Mill Valley, The varsity record is now 6-5.
Final score was 52-23. Kaylah Newman and Lauren Havlik did a phenomenal job defensively, shutting down their leading scorer. Aaliyah Moss, freshman, had her best game of the year. She was extremely aggressive on defense and was the leading scorer with 15 points. Kaelin Platt added nine. Brenley Cunningham (one of the shortest girls on the court) led the team in rebounds with six.
Bowlers begin season at new spot
Coach Derek Wilson
Bowling at a new place for the first time this season, all teams got off to a slow start.
Boys Varsity still managed a team score of 2502 and got second by just 29 pins to the home team.
Lawrence. Jakobb Haney continued his hot streak taking the overall high score of the meet with a 733 which included a 266 game.
Ryan Rogers took fourth with a 616. Boys JV finished third as a team with Jacob Kilger getting third individually with a series of 568. The girls team continues to improve as the season gets further along. Their second game of the night was the highest average as a team they have had all season. They finished third as a team with Kamryn Williams coming in fifth individually with a series of 463.