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Boys basketball kicks off with big win

Tonight, boys basketball took on the Arvada Bulldogs in their first game of the season. The Lions ended up throttling the Bulldogs by a score of 79-40.

Last year wasn’t the best year for the team, but this year, anchored by many seniors, things look to be different. The boys had been preparing extensively for the start of the season. From open gyms and summer tournaments, they put in lots of work that was clearly displayed in their first game.

“We worked hard at practice and building a tough, fast-pace style defense and offense. We are taking it game by game, so we don’t get ahead of ourselves,” said senior Justin Cutter.

The Lions began the game strong and energized due to some help from the large student section. This translated into some great scoring chances and chemistry between the players.

“We would like to carry over our energy into the next games. We need to have that energy every game and some of that comes from a good student section like today,” said Cutter.

Cutter along with fellow seniors, Reilly McGuire and Jason Levy, scored many points throughout the night. Although Arvada was scoring early on in the game and LHS led 66-38, the rest of the night was all Littleton. The Lions then added on 13 points to Arvada’s two and finished the game, 79-40.

With this exciting victory, the Lions are ready to for more challenges and ways to improve.

“We need our defense to carry over to the next game and stick to our plan and keep working hard,” said Cutter.

Their next home game is Wednesday, December 6 against Skyview. From their performance tonight, they look to be an exciting team to watch.