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    Lions in 1st Place!

    The varsity boys basketball team has been on fire since Christmas. After starting the ’18-’19 season 6-8, Coach Hunter Higgins’ squad has gone an incredible 11-1 since, grabbing first place in the district with a win over De La Salle last night. From the Advocate:

    The gritty Lions have rolled to four consecutive District 10-3A victories during the past two weeks with the latest, a 64-61 conquest of De La Salle on Tuesday night, putting Lusher in outright possession of first place with two league games remaining.
    Forwards Ian Kirsch and Cameron Williams each scored a game-high 19 points to pace a four-player contingent in double figures that helped the host Lions rally from a 17-10 first quarter deficit and shake loose from a 30-30 tie at halftime to break a 12-game losing streak against the Cavaliers dating to the 2012-13 season.
    “We’re fighting hard right now,’’ Williams said. “We’re never giving up. When times get hard, we’re fighting through it. We’re trusting in each other and that’s really what it’s been that’s carried us.’’

    The only loss in January was a 2 point heart-breaker to De La Salle, and that was followed by a resounding win over divisional leader Donaldsonville (with the help of a 36-point night by guard-forward Cameron Williams). The Lions look to push this stretch to 12-1 Friday night (2-8-19) when they travel to Donaldsonville for a rematch.

    Geaux Lions!

    Advocate staff photo by Sophia Germer