by Glenda Schofield
On Tuesday, February 15, the Lions travelled to Ault to challenge the Highland Huskies for the final regular season game. Both the C Team and the Junior Varsity finished the season with strong wins and the promise of good things to come next year.
The Varsity team faced a difficult challenge. Aside from their basketball skills, the Huskies hosted a large and loud crowd on an emotional senior night and an equally emotional opposing coach that spent nearly as much time on the court as his players.
Lions responded with what they do best - keeping their cool, relying on true skill and on the solid contribution of each and every player.
The Lions finished the last four seconds playing hard and executing a final play that came close to tipping the scale, but fell short of that one final goal at the buzzer. Even more importantly, these young men walked away with their heads held high knowing that they had grown as competitors with integrity that night and that this particular final score of 42-41 didn’t tell the whole story, knowing that final scores aren’t always the biggest achievement. They walked away with the certainty that they have come into their own as a team and are ready to face the challenge of the district qualifying games.
The Lions have fought hard and earned the privilege to host the quarter final game against Longmont Christian on their home court and we encourage everyone to come out and show some enthusiasm for your Lyons Lions.