The boys basketball team continued its winning record (5-2) by defeating Fremont High School (2-4) at home today, Friday, January 29.
The game started with both teams turning over the ball on forced passes. The quick play meant lots of missed shots and fouls, resulting in a low scoring first quarter.
In the second quarter, the fouls continued, giving Fremont the chance to stay in the game. The referees’ calls resulted in what senior Sammy Meckler described as a team “loss of composure.”
“In the game we were really frustrated, but we kept playing hard,” Sam said. “But [in the future] we can’t let bad calls frustrate us”
After finished the half ahead with a score of 23-17, the Eagles played a possession game and limited their turnovers. However, numerous missed shots in the third quarter kept the scoring low for the Eagles, who finished the quarter 30-28.
According to senior Tim Vanneman, the one consistently good aspect of the Eagles’ game was their energy.
“I thought we played with good intensity the whole game,” Tim said. “We just need to keep our composure and turn over the ball less.”
In the fourth quarter the Eagles played off the energy of the large crowd to gain a larger lead. Fremont finished strong, but LAHS was able to hold the lead and win the game 50-46.
“The crowd is huge because they pump us up to play harder,” Tim said. “It’s really cool to see a lot of school out there supporting us.”
The Eagles’ next game is Wednesday, February 3 at Wilcox where the Eagles hope to continue their winning season.