On Heritage’s home court, LHS boys basketball defeated the Eagles in a Tuesday night thriller. The 62-59 victory was especially sweet for LHS because it had been 11 years since they last beat Heritage’s basketball team.
“I think we were focused and knew we wanted to win and do something special as a team. We came out together and stayed together as a team and outworked Heritage,” said senior Jason Levy.
The game was very close and competitive the entire night with neither team considerably overtaking the other. However, LHS did seem to be in control even with a marginal lead, and they lead 32-26 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Heritage scored some quick back-to-back baskets and seemed to be gaining momentum, but the Lions never wavered. Seniors Justin Cutter and Jason Levy sunk some big three point shots to stay ahead.
With the clock winding down, the Eagles were trying some last-ditch efforts to catch the Lions. Ultimately, LHS was one step ahead and took the win, 62-59.
The boys are now 5-1 in the season, which is a stark contrast from last year. The team possesses a new attitude, new faces and lots of speed.
“This is a special group and team that is going to do some special things this year,” said Levy.
With their hot start, they look to continue making strides on Friday when they take on Woodland Park at LHS.