In Feb. 7-13 Issue
The Mighty Lakers (8-11) welcomed rival Casey County (9-14)
to Laker Gym on Tuesday night for a memorable matchup that the Lakers would
come away with, 66-53.
The Lakers were without leading scorer Bryon Ellis, who did
not play due to sickness.
Other players would step up and fill the scoring role as
three Lakers would get double figures in points, while three others scored.
Coach Willie Feldhaus’ team would lead the Rebels after one
quarter, 18-15, trading baskets as the raucos crowd looked on.
Casey County took advantage of a poor shooting second
quarter by the Lakers and went on a 15-5 run going into halftime, where the
Lakers would trail, 28-23.
Whatever Feldhaus said at halftime to the boys stuck. As the
second half of play began the Lakers began to play with more energy and
swagger, going on a 17-4 run.
The Lakers made several key defensive plays to thwart the
The final quarter saw both teams hot on offense as the
Lakers outscored Casey in the final quarter, 26-21, to take the game, 66-53.
Scoring for the Lakers was Timmy Coffey with 21 points,
Robbie Bell with 18 points and Bryson McFall with 14 points.
McFall, a sophomore, played solid as Ellis couldn’t go and
by many accounts had his best game as a Laker. Also scoring was Adam Justice
with six points, Lucas Justice with five points and Jordan Best with two
The Lakers play host to Metcalfe on Friday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.
in a boy/girl doubleheader.