It was a night to remember for the Lakota East boys basketball program last Friday before a packed house in the Hawks Nest. The Thunderhawks hosted district rival Lakota West in their first matchup of the 2018-19 season. The evening started with a thrilling triple-overtime win by the East freshman. The JV made it one better by going 4 overtimes to earn their win over West.
The highly anticipated varsity game didn’t start until 9:15 and was not as close. The Hawks jumped out to a 20-8 lead in the first quarter and went on to pummel the Firebirds 66-55. It was East’s 5th consecutive win over West while winning the last 9 out of 10 contests.
Senior Bash Wieland notched 16 points (7-10) to lead the Hawks in scoring. Alex Mangold chipped in 13. Will Johnston dished out 5 assists. East shot an amazing 61% from the field while holding West to just 34%.
Lakota East (4-1, 3-0) heads out on the road this coming Friday when they visit Oak Hills. East is the #3 ranked team in the city polls this week behind Moeller and Mason.