In Jan. 22 IssueBy Derek AaronTimes Journal Sports Editor
Coach Willie Feldhaus’ Lakers won another district game on Friday night, defeating the Clinton County Bulldogs 71-64 in Albany.
The win improved the Lakers’ record to 15-1 on the season.
Adam Justice led the Lakers with 23 points while Bryson McFall and Bryon Ellis had 16 and 13, respectively.
Feldhaus once again said balanced scoring was key to the Laker victory.
“With Robbie not at 100 percent and Adam stepping up and scoring 20-plus points, it was a big plus for us, especially when Bryon Ellis and Robbie were both on the bench in the first half with two fouls,” he said.
Robbie Bell was hampered by a calf injury throughout the night.
Feldhaus called Adam Justice’s contribution huge for his team.
“Everybody keys on Bryon so much, and rightfully so, but we’ve got other kids that you’ve got to pay attention to also,” Feldhaus said.
Lucas Justice scored nine points for the Lakers while Zach Carney had seven points, six rebounds and two blocks in the win.
Robbie Bell also added four points for Russell County.
The Lakers shot 43 percent from the field for the game and scored 13 points off of Bulldog turnovers.
“We’ve had more than one player each game that has stepped up and done some big things for us,” he said.
Dillon Flowers led Clinton County in scoring with 27 points.