The Lambton Lions men's and women's basketball teams travelled to Brampton this past weekend to take on the Sheridan Bruins. The Lions came up short in a pair of high scoring match-ups.
WOMEN'S BASKETALL: Sheridan (6th West) 90-69 Lambton (11th West)
Madisyn Campbell scored 20 and pulled down six rebounds as Lambton dropped a 90-69 decision to Sheridan on Saturday night.
It was the highest offensive output by the Lions so far in 2017-18 as they shot 37% from the field and 32% from three. The Lions put up a battle on the glass as well with Sheridan barely notching the edge 44-42 in rebounds. It was turnovers that gave the Bruins the edge for much of the game as they forced 23 giveaways while only turning it over eight times themselves.
Ashleigh Pettit added 16, Melissa Dally 10, Sarah Bate nine, Daylin Galvin seven, Sam Brimmer three, Maddi Basso two and Sara Passenier two to round out the scoring for the Lions.
Lambton now travels to Conestoga on Tuesday for a matchup with the 3-11 Condors. Lambton was withing eight points in the first meeting between the two squads this year and will hope to turn the tables on the road.
MEN'S BASKETALL: Sheridan (2nd West) 110-106 Lambton (5th West)
It was a shootout in Brampton on Saturday as the Lambton Lions came up just short against the nationally #9 ranked Sheridan Bruins.
The young Lions continue to improve as the season progresses as they led the Bruins at half, and battled through nine lead changes to have a shot at the game into the final minutes.
Branden Padgett scored 22 points as he inched within five points of the all-time Lambton scoring record held by Mike Lucier. Jason Watts came through with his eighth double-double of the season with 23 points and 12 boards. Xavian Edwards also pulled down 12 rebounds, scoring nine. The rookie contingent also had a good night with Jaquan Barrett-Smith scoring 22, Tyvell Peters 13, Keith Laryea 10, Journee Joseph five and Dwayne Lambert-Cadore two to go with seven assists.
Lambton continues their extended road swing in Kitchener on Tuesday as they take on the 3-11 Conestoga Condors. In the first meeting between the squads this year the Lions took home a 101-63 win.