LIONS PREVAIL IN TIGHT MATCHUPS

LIONS PREVAIL IN TIGHT MATCHUPS

Both the Lambton Men's and Women's Basketball teams were in tough this weekend against an up and coming talented UTM Basketball program

 

In the Men's game, things were off to a tough start for the Lions as they saw themselves in a defensive battle with the University of Toronto - Mississauga Eagles this weekend. Lambton, trailing for most of the game, finally knotted the contest up with a Deshaun Kelley buzzer beating three at the end of the third quarter. Then it was Kardon Edwards (pictured) time.

The first year guard from Brampton took over for the visitors in the final quarter with great dribble penetration and distribution. His nine points, four boards, three assists and two steals was capped off by a floater with just under a minute left in regulation to effectively put the game away. He would end the contest with 14 points.

Jason Watts scored his 500th career point as he put up 25 along with seven boards and three blocks. Tyvell Peters, battling illness, cracked double digits as he scored 12 and Kelley has his best game yet as a Lion as he scored 10. Deiondre Reid has nine points and ten boards and Keith Laryea, who took on the tough task of guarding star UTM forward Zamam Khan, had eight to round out the scoring. He held Khan to 13 points on 5 for 19 shooting.

With one game left before the exam break, the Lions lead the province in three point makes per game and assists while sitting second in blocks and field goal percentage. Their 95.1 points per game is the third highest total in Ontario.

 

 In the  Women's game, the Lions defeated the University of Toronto-Mississauga Eagles in a nail biting 67-65 finish. UTM got off to a great start leading by 9 after the first quarter and lead by as many as 15 in the first half until Lambton went on a run and closed the half only down 3. In the 3rd quarter, the Eagles took back the momentum and lead by 7. It wasn't until the fourth quarter where the Lions came alive to take it 67-65. Christine Fleischer Lead the Lions with 25 points and 21 rebounds, Morgan Wagg had 17 points and Maddy Campbell had 14 points. The Lions improve to 6-4 on the season and travel to Redeemer in Hamilton to finish off the first semester.