The Lyons’ Boys Basketball teams have completed their regular season competition. The Varsity finished 9-3 in league and 12-8 overall. The Junior Varsity had a winning season, barely losing their final game in overtime. The JV had a young, talented squad with many players earning varsity time reflecting a bright future for Lyons’ Basketball. The C team players improved significantly with some players earning JV minutes.
Lyons last regular season game was against Front Range Christian. It was Senior Night, and the gym was packed with students, parents, cheerleaders and our wonderful band. Senior players Jack Abernathy, Gage Basey, Grant Gau, and James Dean were honored at the start of the game. Lyons beat FRCHS with a score of 65-27. Highlight of the game for many was James Dean’s 3-point shot from beyond the arc. This win clinched a home playoff game against Loveland Classical. The Lyons got off to a solid start in the first quarter and never looked back winning 69-43.
When you look at season stats (as of Feb. 11th), four Lions have double digit points per game: Caden Pandolfi, Basey, Nate Richardson and William Rieder. Basey, Gau and Richardson lead the team in rebounds, and Pandolfi, Richardson and Rieder lead the team in assists. In the exciting steals stat, Finn Oetting and Richardson lead the team. Basey continues to lead the team and 2A division in blocks per game.
Lyons has a 4-game winning-streak heading into district playoffs this weekend. They play Union Colony on Friday, February 25th at 5:30 pm at Highland High School. Players making the playoff squad are Pandolfi, Richardson, Rieder, Miles Dumbauld, Jack Abernathy, Oetting, Harper Leino, Basey, Gau, Caleb Christiansen, Maregu Sullivan, Payton Bolkovatz and Wyatt Enny. Unfortunately, junior Alex Dugan suffered an injury during the last regular season game, and we wish him a speedy recovery. If the Lions beat Union Colony, they play the winner of the Heritage Christian versus Dawson game. If they lose, they play the loser of that match-up and try to secure 3rd place in the district. Obviously, winning both games is the goal and may allow them to host their regional competition.
See our 2/10/22 ARTICLE for list of coach names, and team player names, great photographs, and more.