The Boys Basketball team “took no prisoners” in last Friday’s matchup with district rival Lakota West. The Hawks expanded the lead to 27 points in the second half, going on to win their 7th straight over West by a score of 62-42. East has now won 10 out of the last 11 meetings between the two schools.
Friday’s game drew a record sell-out crowd, with an electric atmosphere that saw East lead most of the contest. The Thunderhawks maintain their hold on first place in the Greater Miami Conference expanding their GMC record to 12-2 and overall record to 12-2. Oak Hills trail East by one game in the league standings at 7-2.
Lakota East junior Nate Johnson just missed a double-double while leading both teams with 15 points and nine rebounds. Seniors Kaden Fuhrmann and Alex Mangold each added 13 and sophomore Jaden Coles finished with 12 – all in the first half – for the Thunderhawks.
Lakota East, the defending GMC champion, dubbed the game an “Orange Out,” which included a series of events to raise money for the Dragonfly Foundation. They included selling orange T-shirts, leaving the student section resembling a Florida citrus grove.
The Hawks will visit Mason on Friday, January 24th. East defeated the Comets in an early-season contest at home by a score of 44-40. Mason, 8-5, 6-3 have won 5 games in a row heading into the Friday matchup.